Goalsetter Contender 54" (Glass Backboard)
Goalsetter Contender 54" (Glass Backboard)
Goalsetter Contender 54" (Glass Backboard)
Goalsetter Contender 54" (Glass Backboard)
Goalsetter Contender 54" (Glass Backboard)
Goalsetter Contender 54" (Glass Backboard)
Goalsetter Contender 54" (Glass Backboard)

Goalsetter Contender 54" (Glass Backboard)

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The Contender 54โ€ by Goalsetter comes with the durability you expect from a full size hoop, but in the convenient frame for all learning players.ย  The standard 36" x 54" Competition Tempered Glass backboard combined with a 4" square structural steel off-set, one-piece pole design make the Contender the best choice for your home.ย ย This system easily adjust height from 6โ€™ to 10โ€™ and is best for all levels of play. The internal height adjustment mechanism can be found only in Goalsetter models and enhances safety by eliminating pinch and grab points. The Contender 54โ€ is made in the United States of America and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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  • 54โ€ Wide x 36โ€ High x 3/8โ€ Thick
  • Fully tempered glass backboard โ€” acrylic backboard option also available
  • No dead spots on backboard corners
  • 1-1/2โ€ structural steel H-Frame โ€” extra backboard stability and consistent ball response
  • Nylon bushings at each pivot point
  • 1/4โ€ thick steel bushings for rim mounting
  • Rounded edges and corners for safer play


  • Rim height is infinitely adjustable from 6โ€™ to 10โ€™ โ€” patented internal compression height adjustment
  • 4โ€ square off-set pole โ€” minimizes shake and vibration
  • One-piece structural steel post
  • 7 gauge steel (3/16โ€ wall thickness) on poles โ€” much thicker than competing systems
  • 1 Primer coat and 2 coats of baked-on acrylic enamel โ€” superior to powder coated parts
  • Wide grip, die-formed extension arms โ€” no cut and welded joints
  • 2-1/2โ€™ extension from pole to backboard โ€” safe play area
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

The patented internal compression height adjustment mechanismย is inside the goal pole, increasing safety and shielding parts from the elements. The 3-foot high, easy-to-reach crank handle can be replaced with a pin lock to prevent changing the basketball goal height.

The exclusive hinged ground-anchor systemย enables complete assembly of your basketball goal by 2-3 persons without ladders and a scaffold prior to raising it upright. A 42โ€ square steel anchor placed in the ground provides unmatched stability and durability.

When itโ€™s time to move, your Goalsetter basketball hoop moves with you by simply purchasing a replacement ground anchor.

Every Goalsetter basketball goal is made in the USA with superior quality and workmanship. Your Goalsetter basketball hoop will provide many years of fun, exercise and memories for the entire family.

    HD Breakaway Rim

    • HD breakaway single ring rim includes 5x5 universal back plate, mounting hardware, and nylon net
    • Solid steel construction and baked powder-coat finish for durable arena-style look
    • Withstands 40 lbs. of down pressure for a 15-degree deflection and features an angled guard to prevent injury
    • One-piece continuous net lock for extra rim-to-net support
    • Made in the United States and backed by a two-year limited warranty



    Exclusive Ground Anchor Hinge System

    Square 42" long structural steel anchor. Allows for easy goal assembly (no ladders or scaffolding). Hardware uses Magni 577 corrosion resistant coating. Goal system can easily move with you

    Wide-Grip Backboard Extension Arms

    Die-formed, one-piece design with no welded joints (to avoid potential breakage & rust). Effectively counters backboard torque. Design provides balanced backboard stability

    Fully Tempered Glass Backboard
    3/8" competition, tempered glass backboard. Maximum strength to withstand the harshest environments and the toughest play. Rounded edges and corners for safer play. Acrylic backboards also available โ€ข Limited Lifetime Warranty

    Exclusive H-Frame Backboard Technology
    Constructed of 1.5" structural steel tubing around entire backboard. Provides precise & consistent ball response with lifetime durability. Choose from: 42"x 72", 38"x 60", 36"x 54" or 32"x 48"

    Exclusive Off-Set Pole Design
    Square, 7-gauge structural steel (3/16" wall thickness) construction. Reduces wear on system joints while maximizing stability & ball response. Choose from: 6"x 6", 5"x 5" or 4"x 4". Allows height mechanism to be inside for safe play

    Corrosion-Resistant Paint Process
    One coat of primer & two part, acrylic-enamel paint. Oven-cured to ensure superior adhesion & high-gloss finish. Meets homeowner association requirements

    Internal Compression Height Adjustment Mechanism
    Patented mechanism adjusts rim height from 6' to 10' - smoothly & easily. Increased safety with no pinch & grab points. Safer than tension jack mechanisms. Easy-to-Read height indicator in 6" increments

    Effortless Height Adjustment
    Players of all ages & sizes can easily adjust. Crank handle easily removed. Optional keyed pinlock allows locking the rim at any height