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Basketball Gifts For Christmas

As Christmas looms, it can be a struggle trying to come up with gift ideas for loved ones; especially when they don’t really know what they want themselves! Whether it’s a child or an adult, it’s easy to focus on the shiny and new technology. These are fun and have their place, but nobody needs more reasons to stay indoors staring at a computer screen. If your person has an interest in sports, then it’s no harm to encourage them to engage in outdoor sports.  The great thing about basketball gifts is that if you have a net, you can practice away solo. It can be a way to get outdoors and clear your headspace. We have a range of EXIT basketball nets. Some are wall-mounted, and others have their own stand and base. Here are three ideas for Christmas (most of which come with free shipping to anywhere in Ireland).

Basketball Gifts: A Wall-Mounted Basketball Net

 The entry model is the wall-mounted EXIT Galaxy basketball backboard with hoop and net. Naturally, as these are outdoor sports equipment they’re designed to hold up in all weather conditions for years. They’re built to last and continue providing enjoyment for years. The EXIT Galaxy comes in at €167.00. This model isn’t suitable for dunking. However, the next in the range, the EXIT Galaxy with Dunk Hoop, allows for a greater range of practice and play with a flexible hoop that springs back. This is available for €292.00.

A Portable Basketball Net

If you don’t have a suitable wall, you can also get a basketball hoop with its own stand; this is the EXIT Galaxy Portable Backboard. Coming in at €489.00, this is EXIT’s highest in the range, being both portable and with a dunkable hoop. Included is a counterweight system, which can hold down the net and stand so that it doesn’t topple (though you shouldn’t hang off the basketball net).  As the name suggests, you can quickly move this around, taking it into your garage when it’s not in use. This is easily adjustable to five different heights, ranging from 2.3 metres to 3.05 metres. 

Keep It Simple: The Basketball

A simple basketball is all anyone needs to get out, get some fresh air and move their bodies. Whether they play alone or with friends, just one basketball is all it takes to keep you occupied.  The EXIT Basketball comes in the official competition size seven and costs €26.00.

We hope this gives you some ideas. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us today on 021 4965 132

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How to Slam Dunk in 6 Easy Steps

When kids first start to play, the first thing they want to learn is how to slam dunk. At Douglas Forest and Garden, we have a wide range of basketball equipment, and we currently offer free home delivery of basketball hoops in Ireland for most purchases.  Many of our hoops are suitable for slam dunks and are adjustable for kids of all sizes, so with that in mind, here are a few tips for kids who are looking to improve their game.

Dribble toward the basket

You’re allowed take two steps with the ball in your hand, so be sure to dribble right up till about a metre from the hoop. You should jump with the leg opposite your dunking hand, and focus your attention on the ball and the centre of the hoop. If at this early stage you’re unable to get high enough, you might need to take time and practice to build up strength and jumping height. 

Start with the ball in one hand

While the two-handed slam offers the most control and prevents in-air tackles (and looks a lot cooler), it’s also much harder.  The two-handed slam is maybe the most dominating move in basketball, but it takes a lot more leaping to touch the rim with two hands.

Use a smaller ball

When you’re first starting out, it’s much easier to practice with a small basketball. You can “palm” it more easily, control it in your approach, and you’re more likely to get it in the ring.

This also gives you a chance to get a feel for ball control when your arm is extended. Even people with large hands who can palm a full-sized basketball will sometimes lose their grip when dunking, so you need to get a feel for manoeuvring the ball and controlling it in the air.

How to Slam Dunk: Think of the entire movie — not just the goal

While we can focus all our attention on getting the ball in the net, too much attention here can cause you to hurt yourself. Make sure you land safely. Spend plenty of time working on your follow-through and landing, thinking of it as an entire sequence. Failure to do this and you’ll be like Wiley Cayote when he realises he’s suspended in mid-air over a chasm.

Don’t hang on the rim

It looks very cool, but in most games, you’re not allowed to do this. So not only is it a bad habit, but hanging on the rim can damage your basketball hoop. And it can also throw your centre of gravity off which can lead you to fall backwards, which puts you at risk of a serious head injury. 

How to Slam Dunk: Be persistent

Any new coordination is going to take time and practice. Just be sure to keep your focus on your aims: ball in net, safe, soft landing. If you focus on your goals, your brain will figure out the best way of achieving this for you. All you have to do is practise. If you miss, fall, or don’t reach the net, that’s not a failure. It’s your best attempt in this moment. Continued practice will bring a more refined, better attempt. Do this repeatedly, day after day, and you’ll be springing at the net in no time.

If you’d like help with choosing a net for you or your kids, feel free to contact us today on 021 4965 132

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Soccer Equipment

Soccer equipment is always needing repair and replacement. At Douglas Forest and Garden, we have a range of soccer training equipment that’s suitable for kids and adults alike. Whether it’s for training, practise or play, we have some items that will accommodate all levels.

Soccer Equipment: Goals

EXIT build high-quality, durable soccer goals in various sizes for different activities. For example, the EXIT Scala aluminium football goal comes in various sizes (including 500 x 200cm). This range is built to be strong yet lightweight. Highly portable, with an anodised coating to protect against the harsh Irish weather. Their “Maestro” (180cm x 120cm) is small enough to be used in even the smallest garden space. It has a smaller size which promotes accuracy and precision. There is also the “Flexx” Range, which is a set of two fold-up goals (120cm x 80cm). These are perfect for any situation. They allow you to enjoy soccer at any time and at any location,  whether at home, in your garden,  the schoolyard or while out camping. We also provide EXIT’s rebounders and “Kickbacks”, which comes in a range of sizes and are great for practising passes and kicks when you don’t have a practice partner.

Other Soccer Equipment

Of course, it isn’t soccer without a ball. In addition to the standard size five football, we also provide EXIT’s foam ball in black. These are much softer. Exit built these with younger children in mind. They’re fully waterproof so you can use it in and near water without any issue. We also provide a pack of 20 Line Marker Cones so that you can easily build a training course for you and your team. When you aren’t playing in a game, this is the perfect way to practice dribbling and quick manoeuvres in tight spaces. The marker cones come in a carry bag for easy storage.

In terms of foot skills, the EXIT Rapido foot skills trainer is an excellent way to improve your passing and handling skills. You stand in the centre of the circle and “pass”, kick, rebound and manoeuvre without a partner. The Rapido stops you from wasting time retrieving the ball every two minutes. The circle consists of six panels, each which reacts differently with the ball to create a dynamic environment for honing your soccer skills.

If you have any further questions or need more information, feel free to contact us today on 021 4965 132

toys for outside

2 Toys for Outside This Winter

If you’re considering buying toys for outside this winter, we have a few ideas for you and your kids. While our neighbours in the US, Britain and the European Continent frequently have to set themselves up for a few inches of snow around this time of year, in Ireland we generally get away with a milder winter period. This year, however, meteorologists predict that we may have a record cold spell this November and December — colder than the “Big Freeze” of 2010, and it could even be the coldest winter on record. The weather we can expect for the rest of 2019 may just be enough to make Teresa Mannion woozy. When the snow falls kids typically have enjoyment enough with the sheer novelty. But for all the time in between, here are two classic toys for outdoors that all kids will enjoy.  (Though it might be best to build a bunker and stock up on beans while you’re at it). 

1. A Playhouse

Provided we don’t have a hurricane warning, your kids will have plenty of fun with a playhouse for most days of the year. Getting your kids outdoors in the wetter periods of the year isn’t always possible, but with the right setup, some warm clothes (and a good floor mat) a playhouse can act as a ‘halfway house’ between the indoors and outdoors. And it’s a chance for your kids to stretch out their imagination — as well as stretch their legs!

2. Sports Toys For Outsidetoys for outside

So if the weather forecast is right this time (to be fair, they are getting better each year!), then there may be a spell this November/December when basketball and soccer are off the cards. But once Ireland returns to its nice, typical, mild damp winter, kids can get back to sports. The great thing about an outdoor basketball net or football goal is that they’re going to last a while. We provide high quality models by EXIT, who are the leading provider of outdoor sports equipment for people of all ages. No space/time to put up the goal or net? Just buy a basketball and let the kids have at it themselves. 

We have a full range of toys for outside, and if you have any further questions feel free to contact us on 021 496 5132

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Sports Gear

At Douglas Forest and Garden, we provide a lot of sports gear suitable for many situations, whether a community area or home. If you’re looking to pick something up, we also save you time by providing free shipping everywhere in Ireland. Just add whatever you need to your shopping cart and you’ll get it in a couple of days. Here are a few of our main items, including football and basketball gear.

Sports Gear: Basketball Backboard with ring

If it’s a basketball ring you’re looking for, we have a full selection by EXIT. This includes portable backboards with their own stand, or wall-mounted backboards for the house. We use EXIT basketball rings because they’re sturdy, durable and built to last. The portable version can use sandbags to provide support and stability. All versions have a net available and some versions have a flexible ring that springs when you perform a dunk.

Football Nets

If you’re looking for a football net, EXIT also has a full range. From the Flexx Popup for only €21 and  “Pico” portable, foldable sets for €104, right up to Scala 500cm x 200cm aluminium net. These football nets can accommodate various styles and ages. Whether it’s a quick kickaround in a field with friends or an organised children’s league, these nets are robust, built to last, and great craic.

Sports Gear: Football Rebounderssports gear

We also stock EXIT’s soccer rebounders, which can be excellent training tools for all ages. They allow you to change the angle so that, with the help of a coach or friend, you can get a nice angle to simulate corner throws and foot skills. To help with foot skills, there is also the EXIT Rapido Skills Trainer. This provides a boundary around you in which to practice switching, reacting, and passing, with springy panels that bounce the ball back to you quickly — even while alone.  These come in different sizes, with the XL having a larger area for older or more experienced players to improve football techniques and skills.

We hope this gives you an idea of some of our sports gear currently on offer (with free shipping). If you have any questions or would like to know what else we might have in stock, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 021 496 5132

exercise for kids

Exercise for Kids: 3 Tips To Get Kids Active

Exercise for kids is something we have to consciously consider these days. With technology encroaching on all aspects of our lives, from education to entertainment. As with any home and garden centre that supplies kid’s toys, we’re no stranger to active kids! And aside from seeing our own little monsters in action, we see every day that the best way to get kids out exercising is to create an environment that inspires active play.

1. Create an Environment that Encourages Exercise

One way to make children see the activity as a form of punishment (and thereby set them up for a stagnant lifestyle) is to try and enforce regimented, gym-style exercise on kids. Children are spontaneous. They’re creative. And they already get too much structure in the school system. While it can be clear when children need activity if we try to enforce it can have the opposite effect. Rather than enforcing activity, we must inspire play. The reality of our modern age, we have teams of attention experts working on making games as addictive as possible. So to inspire your children to an alternative, you need to up the ante. 

2. Outdoor Toys: Natural Exercise for Kidsexercise for kids

We see time and time again, that when you take your kids out of their normal environment (the sitting room with their computer games), they seek new forms of stimulation. When families visit our garden centre, children instantly seek stimulation and gravitate to the things they can play on. Whether it’s playing house with the outdoor furniture on display, or our range of kids outdoor toys (at least the ones we can safely leave out!), children are always able to create their own games given half an opportunity. 

Find out what your children are interested in. Maybe it’s basketball or football, or playing house. Maybe it’s racecar driving, or they just love to move. Whatever the case, when you create an environment that has exciting possibilities for play, you automatically inspire exercise. You don’t have to do anything to inspire activity. Activity will happen. 

3. After you’ve set up the right conditions, create boundaries

Once you have created exciting alternatives that inspire movement and imagination, you can safely declare certain times of the day as “no Playstation” or “not internet” periods. Or if they’re the rebellious type tell them that certain times of the day are “No playing outside” periods so they rebel in the right direction! 

We hope this gives you some ideas. Most of our children’s toys include free delivery anywhere in Ireland, so be sure to check them out. And if you have any questions, you can call us on 021-4965132.

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Outdoor Toys

Outdoor toys let kids (and adults) have a great time while staying active. At Douglas Forest and Garden we have it all. Check out our full selection of outdoor garden toys for all ages.  

Outdoor Toys for Sports

Whether you need sports toys like football goals or basketball nets, trampolines, or go-karts, it’s all here. We have eight different types of EXIT goals, including the super handy and low-cost EXIT Flexx pop-out goals that you can take with you to the park.

We also have a great selection of basketball nets and backboards for hanging up in the drive or back garden. These come in sizes for kids, teens and adults, so there’s no excuse not to get out and throw a ball around. We also currently have deals going on for basketballs. 

Go-Karting down Patrick’s Hill dressed as Batman is one thing. But if you’re looking for Go-Karts for around the garden and estate, we have a great selection of BERG kids’ Go-Karts, that come in sizes for kids aged three months to six years plus.

If you’re a jumpy sort of person we also have a great selection of BERG trampolines. These have come on leaps and bounds in the past few years. We stock regular ‘on-ground’ trampolines and also the ‘in-ground’ variety which is more permanent but also more discreet and accessible. 

Outdoor Toys for Kidsoutdoor toys

Possibly one of the cooler things we stock (if you’re a kid) are the playhouses. EXIT is one of our two main providers for all things outdoors. Their playhouses, like their other toys, are robust, long-lasting and lots of fun. Let’s admit it, we all wished we had a playhouse when we were kids.

These playhouses can take a lot of weight. Yes, even our weight, with most being stress tested to handle up to 125kgs at a time… but unfortunately, as adults, we won’t fit … Still, hope is not lost! We might not have had one ourselves, but let us instead live vicariously through our children!

These come with various options and features to provide months and months of fond memories for you and your kids. We hope this quick rundown of some of the items we stock was helpful. To view the whole selection please see all our toys for outdoors. And if you have any questions, please give us a call on 021-4965132

EXIT portable basketball board

Portable Basketball Backboards by EXIT

Portable basketball backboards provide the best playing experience compared with wall-mounted nets. Let’s look at the features of these two EXIT basketball nets. EXIT makes very high-quality products which we are proud to supply here at Douglas Forest and Garden. Their outdoor toys and swimming pools are also very well built with a solid frame, so we’re comfortable standing behind their build quality.

EXIT Portable Basketball Backboards are Height Adjustable

Both are height adjustable and come in different sizes for different age groups and settings.  The EXIT Comet is adjustable to six different heights, (230cm, 245cm, 260cm, 275cm,  290cm, and 305 cm). This is very simple to do, with a lever on the extension arm, the net will smoothly glide up and down to your desired height. It takes seconds and is a one-person job.EXIT portable basketball board

The base of the frame on either basketball backboard had two wheels and a counterweight. You can easily move the EXIT basketball backboard by tilting the frame slightly so that it’s supported on the wheels only. EXIT supply five sandbags for counterweights. You fill them with sand and this does a good job of keeping the frame in place when you’re playing a game.

The EXIT “Hoopy Junior” Basketball Backboard

This model is designed for younger kids. It can follow them as they grow into their teens. It has an adjustable height, catering to smaller people (165cm – 175 – 190 – 205 – 220 cm).

The EXIT Galaxy Portable Basketball Backboard

The EXIT Galaxy model has a ‘dunkable’ basketball net. Meaning that it’s solid, durable and flexible and can take a beating. It also gives a satisfying ‘spring’ when you score. These nets are suitable for all ages from juniors to seniors, though of course, the dunking feature is not going to be attainable for young kids so if you are purchasing one of these for younger children then you probably don’t need this feature.

We hope this answers some of your questions. If you’d like to find out more about our outdoor toys and equipment, please contact us today on 021-4965132.

Benefits Of Basketball For Kids

Benefits Of Basketball For Kids

Benefits Of Basketball For KidsBasketball is the perfect sport to get children off the couch and outside being active. It can be played at any age and is suitable for all genders. Basketball doesn’t require any particular skill level to play, all that is needed is a ball and hoop. This fun to play sport has lots of benefits for children and should be a sport that all children engage in from a young age. Here are the benefits of basketball for kids.

Cardiovascular

Basketball is a high-intensity sport that works the whole body. It involves running, jumping, hand-eye coordination skills like dribbling, passing the ball and shooting the ball. As with all high-intensity sports, comes many cardiovascular benefits and basketball is no different. Continuous movement in a basketball game will help increase endurance and aid muscle development. Between sprinting, jogging, jumping, dribbling, and working on skills, kids are doing total body interval training without even realising. This boosts their aerobic fitness, metabolism and energy levels which in turn makes them more cardiovascularly fit as well as helping them concentrate more in school.

Motor Skills

Playing basketball involves different skills and movements like catching, dribbling, throwing, changing direction and pivoting. Learning basketball and executing these movements at a young age will improve their motor skills by using major muscle groups. Kids who play basketball will improve their fundamental movement skills, flexibility, central nervous system messaging and many more components of fitness. Your child will also significantly improve their hand-eye coordination. These motor skills are applicable to other activities of daily life. Performing drills will allow kids to work on their muscle forces, control the movements and positioning of their bodies and execute movement sequences.

Psychological Development

Playing basketball allows your child to make new friends and feel a sense of involvement. It improves their ability to communicate and solve basic problems. With playing basketball your child will experience the benefits and difficulties of healthy competition. This prepares kids for failures later in life. Basketball teaches them to work hard and be dedicated to something and you will reach the top level. It shows them coping strategies and teaches them social skills that they can use at home, school and in peer relationships. It is great for a child’s character building and their self-esteem. As they realise their increased skill level and athletic development, they will gain increased levels of self-confidence on the court. Having a child in a supportive team setting with the encouragement from friends and family is invaluable in helping develop a child psychologically and making them feel good.

Discipline

Basketball is just like every other sport, meaning when you play you have a number of rules to follow. If they are not abiding by them, that will lead to penalties. This principle mimics real-life situations. For example, if a teenager breaks the law then they will be given a penalty. So basketball is a good way for your child to appreciate the importance of following rules. This sport is a fantastic way to teach your child a sense of discipline because basketball involves taking direction from officials, coaches and fellow teammates. This helps them realise the importance of listening and respect for others on and off the court.

To see our full range of basketball products visit us online today or for more information call us on 021-496-5132.

Rebounders For Sale

Rebounders For Sale

Football rebounders are multifunctional so they can be used for all sorts of sports. They train all sorts of ball skills like passing, reactions, shooting, goalkeeping, kicking, throwing and heading. EXIT rebounders are easy to take along and use at any location meaning you can train whenever and wherever. For people who love playing football and training to become the best football players they can, football rebounders are fantastic pieces of sports equipment. They improve your playing skills, precision and reaction to the ball. For sports clubs, they are a nice variation to use during training. Challenge team members to get the best of themselves or to use them in a creative play or match scenario. EXIT rebounders make each training session unique and benefit all players from goalkeepers to strikers. Here is our fantastic range of EXIT rebounders.

EXIT Rebounder

The EXIT rebounder is not only fun for the garden but also an essential piece of equipment for training your soccer skills. The angle of the rebounder can be set between 35 ° and 90 ° so the rebounder is suitable for all kinds of training and skill levels. Setting the angle is quickly and easily done. It is beautifully designed and very robust. The metal is galvanized and then powder coated black. So double the protection for years of use. The net of the rebounder has strong rubber bands attaching it to the frame which ensure it gives a silent but very powerful rebound. It is finished with a high-quality PVC cover edge. Two anchors are supplied to secure the Rebounder and ensure its safe. It comes in three different sizes: medium(84x84cm), large(124x124cm), Xtra large(164x164cm).

EXIT Kickback football rebounder 124x90cm

Rebounders For Sale

The EXIT Kickback football rebounder 124x90cm Multi-station is the ultimate piece of soccer equipment to hone your skills. You can work on different game elements like passing, kicking, first touch control, shooting, goalkeeping and heading the ball. Kick or throw the ball against the rebounder and it comes back with a surprisingly high speed. This is a great piece of training equipment that will add endless fun to your garden. It has dimensions of 120×90 cm. The kickback multi-station rebounder can be set between 35 ° and 90 ° in 7 positions so it is suitable for all kinds of training and skill levels. Changing the angle of the rebounder is easily and quickly done. This rebounder is beautifully designed and very robust. The metal is galvanized and then powder coated black, giving it double protection for a long lifespan. The net of the rebounder has strong rubber bands attaching it to the frame ensuring a strong, silent but very powerful rebound. It is finished with a high-quality PVC cover edge. Two anchors are supplied to keep it secure and safe.

EXIT Kickback multi-sport omni-trainer

The EXIT Kickback multi-sport omni-trainer is an innovative and unique piece of sports training equipment. It is the perfect way to improve your ball skills in a wide range of sports. It has a sturdy frame which is galvanised and powder-coated for a long lifespan and a beautiful look. This rebounder comes with an anchoring set which consists of ground pins for outdoors and a sandbag for indoors proving extra strength preventing it from moving during use. It has a green side and a black side that can be easily adjusted to various angles. The green side (71 x 112 cm) has a fine-meshed net for a straight bounce, the black side (119 x 130 cm) comes standard with two nets, a fine-meshed net and a coarsely‐woven net so you can alternate your training methods. Manual is included.

EXIT Panna field oval 26ftx16ft

The EXIT Panna field oval 26ftx16ft will transform any location into a Panna field. You can easily set it up and after it can be quickly stored away using a specially developed fastening system. Instead of screwing the frame parts to one another they slide into each other. Its frame is galvanised and powder-coated and the interior side is covered with black PVC panels for a cool look and a long lifespan. It can be used on any type of surface, both hard and soft meaning it is not just great for home gardens but it is also suitable for football clubs and schools. With a diameter of nearly 8 metres, you learn to improve your football skills and techniques in a challenging way so that during a match you perform to the best of your ability. Included in this sleek black designed piece of football training equipment is 12 frame parts with 2 integrated football goals, anchoring set and a manual.

EXIT Rapido foot-skills-trainer XL Ø457-489-521cm

The EXIT Rapido foot-skills-trainer XL is a fantastic piece of training equipment. Using an extension kit, the frame can be expanded up to 521 cm. It is suitable for beginners and adults because the player has a longer time to react as well as more space to operate in. With this piece of sports training equipment, you improve your football skills and techniques in an ultra-fast tempo. Its frame is strong, galvanised and powder-coated ensuring a long lifespan. The hexagonal training system has two different sets of panels: panels with a net rebound the ball quickly and the other ones more slowly. This helps players develop the best football skills that will replicate a real game scenario. Included are 3 black rebound panels that rebound at normal speed, 3 rebound panels with a net that rebounds the ball faster, various rebound panels and a manual.

To learn more about our EXIT rebounders then contact us today by calling us on 021-496-5132 or by visiting us online.

 

Basketball Toys For Child Development

Basketball Toys For Child Development

Basketball is a sport that any boy or girl can start at any age. Playing basketball helps kids learn basic coordination, encourages exercise and serves as a foundation for staying active later in their life. EXIT has a wide range of portable basketball backboards, basketball hoops and nets which are of excellent quality, height-adjustable and suitable for every age. We have a great range of basketball toys for child development.

EXIT size 7 basketballBasketball Toys For Child Development

The EXIT size 7 basketball is ideal for at home as well as on a basketball court. This basketball is the official competition size with a diameter of 75 cm. The EXIT size 7 basketball has an anti-slip surface providing optimal grip and ball control. Ball pump needle included (excludes pump). It is black in colour.

EXIT Galaxy basketball backboard with hoop and net

The EXIT Galaxy basketball backboard with hoop and net is a sturdy backboard made from polycarbonate on a metal frame. It is suitable for all Galaxy basketball systems. This basketball system comes with a hoop and net. Train your basketball skills, make cool slam dunks or defend the hoop with the EXIT galaxy basketball system. Manual is included, it is green/black in colour.

EXIT Galaxy wall-mounted basketball backboard with dunk hoop

The EXIT Galaxy wall-mounted basketball backboard with dunk hoop is green and black in colour and guarantees hours of basketball fun. This backboard has a dunk hoop that encourages great dunking and basketball moves. Practice your shooting and all your basketball moves on this fantastic basketball system. It is simple to mount to a wall and can be adjusted to five different heights (230, 245, 260, 285, 305 cm). It is robust and made from high-quality materials giving a long lifespan. Includes net, manual, mounting materials and wall support with fastening set.

EXIT Galaxy wall-mounted basketball backboard

The EXIT Galaxy wall-mounted basketball backboard will keep your child entertained for hours. It can be mounted on any wall making it ideal for any place in your home. It can be adjusted to five different heights (230, 245, 260, 285, 305 cm). This black/green basketball system is robust and made from high-quality materials ensuring it will last for a long time. Train your basketball skills with this amazing backboard with a dunk hoop.  It has a very sturdy frame and includes mounting materials, wall support with fastening set and a manual.

EXIT Galaxy portable basketball backboard on wheels with dunk hoop

The EXIT Galaxy portable basketball backboard on wheels with dunk hoop will provide your child with hours of basketball fun. This basketball system has a unique frame on 3 wheels and a counterweight, making it sturdy and easy to play basketball at any location. Its springy hoop allows you practice the coolest dunks and basketball moves. Its swivelling castor at the front side lets you steer the backboard in any direction. It can be adjusted to five different heights (230, 245, 260, 285, 305 cm). Includes manual and is green/black in colour.

EXIT portable basketball backboard on wheels

The EXIT Galaxy portable basketball backboard on wheels is green and black in colour and can be adjusted to five different heights (230 – 245 – 260 – 285 – 305 cm). This basketball system will guarantee hours of basketball fun for any child. It is equipped with a unique frame on wheels, making it ideal for any location. The frame is a unique system on three wheels and a counterweight which allows you to easily move it without tilting the frame. The swivelling castor at the front side lets you steer the backboard in whatever direction you want. It is robust and made from high-quality materials ensuring a long lifespan. Manual is included.

EXIT Polestar portable basketball board with dunk hoop

The EXIT Polestar portable basketball board with dunk hoop comes on wheels and is very durable. This basketball system has a unique frame on wheels with a counterweight so that you can easily move the frame and move the whole system to any location. The backboard can be adjusted to five different positions (230, 245, 260, 285, 305 cm) and comes with a basketball dunk ring and a net. It is ideal for the best slam-dunks, passes and assists. It is green/black in colour and comes with a manual.

EXIT Comet portable basketball backboard

The EXIT Comet portable basketball backboard is green and black in colour and is user-friendly. This basketball system is great in any garden or driveway. It is equipped with a frame on wheels making it easy to move around to suit any location in your home. The frame has two sturdy wheels and a counterweight allowing you to easily move the basketball backboard by tilting the frame slightly. It can be adjusted to six different heights (230, 245, 260, 275, 290, 305 cm). Manual is included.

If you have additional questions about our EXIT basketball systems then let us know and we will be pleased to provide you with personal advice and answers to any questions. Contact us today by calling us on 021-496-5132 or by visiting us online.

EXIT Soccer Goals

EXIT Soccer Goals

EXIT soccer goals are great for children to practice and enjoy the sport. They come in many different types and sizes, are suitable for gardens and football fields from small ones to big ones. From strong and light to solid and strong to foldable goals, we have a soccer goal for all types of users needs. Here is our full range of EXIT soccer goals.

EXIT Scala aluminium football goal 500x200cm

The EXIT Scala aluminium football goal 500x200cm  is an ultra strong, lightweight football goal that can be easily moved from place to place. It is the biggest goal in the EXIT Scala-family. The front of the frame is anodised meaning that the frame gets an additional protective top coating for a longer lifespan and a beautiful look. The rear side of the frame is powder-coated for a perfect finish. It has a sturdy net that is black and easy to attach using black plastic hooks that are mounted in the profile.

EXIT Panna foldable steel football goal 150x60cm

The EXIT Panna steel football goal 150x60cm come as a set of 2 are sturdy, practical and are beautifully designed. With these football goals, you make every EXIT Soccer Goalslocation suitable for a football game. They are easy to store and are set up in no time. Its sturdy black frame of the football goal is galvanised and powder-coated for a long lifespan and the fine-meshed net is attached to it in an innovative way. Included are 2 black steel football goals (150x60cm), fine-meshed net and a manual to put it together.

EXIT Flexx pop-up football goal 120x80cm

The EXIT Flexx pop-up football goal 120x80cm is flexible, handy to take along with you and easy to set up. You can have a game of football at any time and at any location with this fantastic goal. It comes in a handy storage bag that you can take anywhere. It is black in colour. The goal is set up as soon as you take it out of the bag. Anchoring pins are included to ensure that the pop-up goal remains firmly standing and do not fall over during a game.

EXIT Flexx pop-up football goal 120x80cm

The EXIT Flexx pop-up football goal 120x80cm (set of 2) are flexible, handy to take along with you and easy to set up. You can have a game of football at any time and at any location. They come as a set of two goals, come in a handy storage bag that you can take anywhere. The goals are set up and ready to use as soon as you take them out of the carry bag which is included. Anchoring pins are included ensuring that the pop-up goals remain firmly standing and do not fall over during a game. They are black in colour.

EXIT Pico Goal

The EXIT Pico steel football goals are strong, practical and also beautifully designed. They come as a set of 2 and are foldable making them easy to store and set up. With these two football goals, you make every location suitable for a football game. They have a sturdy black frame which is galvanised and powder-coated for a long lifespan. Included is a fine-meshed net and manual to help set them up and use.

EXIT Panna steel football goal 150x60cm

The EXIT Panna steel football goal 150x60cm is a sturdy, practical and beautifully designed football goal. This goal is compact, light and practical and comes in a sleek black design. With this football goal, every location is suitable for a football game. It is easy to store and can be set up in no time. The sturdy black frame of the football goal is galvanised and powder-coated for a long lifespan and the fine-meshed net is attached to it in an innovative way. It comes with a manual to help you set it up.

EXIT Maestro steel football goal 180x120cm

The EXIT Maestro steel football goal 180x120cm is a sturdy, practical and are beautifully designed football goal. Training your football skills with this high-quality, sleek black design football goal has never been so fun and is the ultimate practising piece of equipment. It comes standard with an anchoring set that consists of ground anchors and anchor tubes. This lets you remove the football goal very easily while mowing the lawn and when you want to play again, the goal is re-positioned in the right place very easily. Its solid black frame of the football goal is galvanised and powder-coated for a long lifespan and the fine-meshed net is attached to it in an innovative way, preventing the ball from shooting between the frame and the net. Some of the features included are a manual, training screen and a handy training wall.

EXIT Coppa steel football goal 220x170cm

The EXIT Coppa steel football goal 220x170cm is a large football goal and is black in colour. This goal is sturdy, practical and beautifully designed. See how good your shot is by using the training screen included in the set, which you can easily hang onto the frame. It comes standard with an anchoring set that consists of ground anchors and anchor tubes. This lets you remove the football goal very easily while mowing the lawn and when you want to play again, the goal is re-positioned in the right place in a trice. Included is a manual for set up and a training wall.

EXIT Finta steel football goal 300x200cm

The EXIT Finta steel football goal 300×200 is a big and black football goal that will put your football skills to the test. It is a sturdy, practical and beautifully designed football goal. Challenge your friends to a football game and see who can shoot the best using the included training screen which you can easily hang onto the frame. It comes standard with an anchoring set that consists of ground anchors and anchor tubes. Because of this, the football goal is strong during football and lets you remove the football goal very easily while mowing the lawn and when you want to play again, the goal is re-positioned in the right place in a trice. There is a manual included to tell you everything you need to know

EXIT Forza steel football goal 500x200cm

The EXIT Forza steel football goal 500x200cm is the largest EXIT football goal. The goal is a full 5-metres in width. This goal guarantees hours of football fun and lots of goal scoring. It comes standard with an anchoring set that consists of ground anchors and anchor tubes. This ensures that the goal stands securely during a football game, but it can be easily removed while mowing the lawn and re-positioned in the right place in no time when you want to play again. The sturdy black frame is galvanised and powder-coated for a long lifespan and the fine-meshed net is attached to it in an innovative way. The manual included tells you how to set it up and other relevant information.

EXIT Scala aluminum football goal 220x120cm

The EXIT Scala aluminium football goal 220x120cm is very strong, yet lightweight. This football goal can easily be moved from place to place depending on where you want to play football. This football goal fits in any garden due to its compact size. The front side of the frame of this football goal is anodised meaning that the frame has an extra protective top coating for a long lifespan and a beautiful look. The rear side of the frame is powder-coated for a perfect finish of the football goal. The net of the EXIT Scala goal is black, sturdy and easy to attach using the black plastic hooks that are mounted in the frame. Manual is included.

If you would like to learn more about or Exit soccer goals then call us on 021-496-5132 or visit us online today.

Benefits Of Kids Using Sports Toys & Equipment

Benefits Of Kids Using Sports Toys & Equipment

For many children nowadays playing sport in the park isn’t as interesting as sitting in front of a screen all day playing their favourite video game. If this trend continues we are encouraging obesity and introverted children. Kids are bombarded with different technological advancements at a younger age than ever before. While the use of an electronic device isn’t all that bad for children it may encourage children to stay indoors and forget about playing outside which can bring about its own set of problems and concerns. Sports has unparalleled popularity and foundations of positive values. There are a lot of different benefits of kids using sports toys & equipment.

Benefits

Benefits Of Kids Using Sports Toys & Equipment

  • Develops positive character traits, moral principles and quality values.
  • Helps children feel good about themselves both physically and mentally. Sports is a good way to boost up a child’s self-esteem and improve their self-confidence.
  • Participating in sports reduces stress as well as limiting conflict and aggressive outbursts.
  • Children develop physical skills, exercise regularly and have fun through the use of sports equipment and playing a sport.
  • Physical education has a great role to play in the personality development of children through sports activities and the use of sports toys. Skills that are picked up during the participation in sport have a big impact on the holistic growth of kids. They will learn about the important values of teamwork, fair play and respect. Playing sport helps kids to learn how to cope with competition as well as to respect authority, rules, team colleagues and opponents.
  • Positive impact on children’s ability to learn and their educational growth. Studies have shown children who play sports perform better at school. When you exercise the body you exercise the brain also providing better cognitive function.
  • Being active helps children burn calories and use up their energy, which allows them to stay fit, avoid obesity and get rid of toxins from their body.
  • Participating in sports results in increased cardiovascular fitness, a healthy growth in their tendons, bones, ligaments and muscles.
  • Playing sports enables them to create friendships they otherwise might not have formed. For example, the friendships athletes create remain intact even when they are not playing sports and can often last a lifetime. Joining a local sports team or participating in school sports, is great for a child to make new friends. New activities will also open up chances for an entirely new circle of friends for the kids.
  • Competitions are seen as opportunities to learn from their success and failure. Losing often motivates kids to work even harder to achieve success which is relatable to all facets of life.
  • Better balance, coordination and improved quality of sleep through physical activity.
  • Sports toys give children a fun opportunity to go outdoors, exercise and breathe in some fresh air. Nowadays most kids are happy with staying indoors, playing with technology, playing computer games and watching television resulting in no exposure to communication in the outside world or access to quality fresh air.
  • Teaches children about working in a team, goal building and achieving success which is relatable and applicable to other aspects of life in the future like school and work life.

There is no doubt that providing an avenue of sports for children has unprecedented benefits. If you would like to see our full range of sports toys and equipment call us on 021-496-5132 or visit us online today.