Lifetime 1269 Pro Court Portable Basketball System Review

31khGyZ8erLFor those looking for a simple, effective basketball hoop option for recreational play the Lifetime 1269 Pro Court Portable Basketball System is a good option.  It has a Pro Court base which can be filled with sand or water for weighting.

As with all portable basketball hoops the Lifetime 1269 Pro Court Portable Basketball System will take up more space than in-ground hoops. The advantage of having a portable hoop that has wheels is that you can easily position the basketball system in any location you prefer. There is also no need to deal with headaches caused by pouring concrete and setting the hoop.

The assembly is simple, fill the base, and you will be playing games of HORSE and one-on-one in no time. Its 44-inch durable acrylic fusion backboard gives you the self-assurance to go up strong without fear of breaking it. However, because the hoop does not have springs it is not a good choice for dunking.  The backboard also has screen-printed graphics with UV-protected inks, and the color is fade-resistant.

The three-piece, 2.75-inch round telescoping pole joins the solid base and backboard, and it adjusts from 7.5 feet to 10 feet in 6-inch increments. The Lifetime 1269 Pro Court Portable Basketball Hoop is manufactured in the USA from US and imported parts.

Features and specifications

  • 43 in. (1 m) x 30 in. (76 cm) Footprint Dimensions
  • 44 in. (111.76 cm) x 30 in. (76 cm) x 2 in. (5 cm) Backboard with blow-molded high-density polyethylene frame w/frame pad and clear playing surface
  • Portable 27 gal. (102 liters) Roller base
  • Black 18 in. (45.7 cm) Classic Rim of 5/8 in. (1.5 cm) Solid steel with 0.5 in. (1 cm) Steel braces and 1.7 oz. (50g) all-weather net
  • 3 (pc). Black 2.75 in. (7 cm) Round powder-coated steel pole
  • The telescoping design allows you to regulate the backboard from 7.5 to 10 ft in 6 inch increments
  • 56.40 lbs. (25.583 kg) Weight of the System
  • 0.08 in. (1.9 mm) Makrolon Playing Surface with fade-resistant graphics, impact tested at 30 degrees Fahrenheit without shattering
  • 44.50″L (113.03 cm) x 8.25″W (20.955 cm) x 34.50″H (87.63 cm) Packaged Dimensions
  • 5 (yr). Limited Factory Warranty in US and Canada


  1. Value priced hoop that is perfect for recreational play in the home environment


  1. Telescoping adjustment is less user-friendly than handle or crank options

For other value priced portable hoops WITH a crank or handle adjustment look into the Lifetime 1558 or the First Team Invader

Hoops Fiend Rating

Lifetime 1269 Portable Basketball System: 4/5




(rating based on price, features, and user reviews)