Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, was born in 1861. He grew up in Ontario, Canada, and later attended McGill University in Montreal. Naismith moved to Massachusetts in 1891 to work at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, where he invented the sport. The first basketball hoops were peach baskets nailed to an elevated track.
First Team has been manufacturing basketball hoops and goals for 20 years and the company prides itself as a leader in American-made sporting equipment. Whether you prefer acrylic, fiberglass or tempered glass backboards, First Team has you covered. TopHoops makes it easy to find the perfect First Team basketball hoops and goals for your court as we have a large selection of First Team products. You can shop for basketball hoops based on any material; in addition to acrylic, fiberglass and tempered glass, aluminum, plastic and steel backboards are also available. When considering your ideal basketball hoop based on backboard material, you should note that acrylic backboards are more resilient than glass backboards, making them more appropriate for outdoor use.