For YEARS, my laundry basket perched up on top of the TV cabinet was a basketball hoop before I bought a proper one for the kids when they were small.
It was effective for indoor basketball but not so useful when they wanted to shoot hoops outside in the sunshine during the summer.
This little garden basketball set from Tesco is freestanding, height adjustable and comes with a backboard for bouncing the ball off, a small basketball and a pump to keep it nicely pumped up with.
It's suitable for little ones aged between five and eight-years-old, although I'm sure the recommended age police aren't going to come banging on your door if you let a younger child play with it!
The benefits I eluded to earlier? Well, getting out to play in the garden (fresh air and stocking up on a bit of Vitamin D - don't forget sunscreen if the sun has made a welcome return) and the development of hand-eye coordination; marvellous.
Thanks to wishihadadonkey at HUKD