Basketball is a popular team sports in which two teams, usually of approximately five people each, against one another on a flat, rectangular court with the goal of shooting the other basketball towards the hoop of the other team as often as possible, while preventing the other team from making a basket through the hoop of yours. Most often, the game is played in the late afternoon (in some parts of the world midday) or in the evening when the sun is out. Since the game is so popular and the rules are relatively simple, it is also played with a wide range of equipment that includes basketballs, basketball goals and other accessories. Some sports refer to these accessories as gear but in general they are called “gliders”.
In the beginning, basketball was a game played with wooden gliders. The sport moved on to metal gliders and finally to steel when the game became more popular. The most important component of a basketball set is the backboard. Backboards differ greatly in design and shape and are often made of different materials. Backboards come in different thicknesses and are made from different types of wood.
The sport of basketball has developed so that today you will find many professional teams playing at a court inside a large arena. These professional teams often play games against other professional teams from around the country or even the world. If you are interested in playing at an arena, you must first check out if the court has enough room to accommodate your team. You should also check with the facility authorities to find out if there is proper lighting and ventilation.