There is not just one basketball system for sale but many, from many different companies but in the end they are all very similar, there is not much you can do with a hoop on a pole. There are the basic hoops that can be hung just about anywhere there is a suitable surface to attach it to, then there is the plastic models that have sand or water in the base to stop it from toppling over. The metal systems that need to be screwed into a sturdy surface to keep them upright and then the ones that need to be cemented in and you need a permanent place for them to stay, making your very own court in the backyard.
You can get basketball rings in Melbourne that have the backing board and netting or you can go the whole hog and have the backing board, net and a scoreboard that can be programmed to record every ball through the net and be rest when you want to start all over again. The more complicated the system the more it is going to cost you, a simple hoop can go from around fifty dollars while the whole set up can be in the thousands of dollars. When children are young it is best to stick to the cheaper models as they are going to grow out of them soon enough and you have no need for them to last ten years or so, they are specifically made for outdoors so they are hardy enough to be left out and you have no need to bring them in every time there is a sprinkling of rain.
As long as you have the appropriate place for it, the hoop all by itself is sufficient to teach your child to play and as the years go by you can just shift itup until you have the height that they play on the basketball court, no need for all the bells and whistles. The only thing you will have to buy that is a bit different is a ball that your kid will be able to handle comfortably, so over the years you will have a range of basketballs that will vary in size from very little to what everyone else uses.
The shed will end up being a growth chart of your kid, measured in basketballs, maybe after they have reached their full growth you can bring out all the balls to give them an idea of how much they have grown, that is if the dog hasn’t taken the balls as part of his collection and chewed them to death, which you know they will do. In fact the first basketball will probably have teething marks form your kid on them along with the dogs and it is probably best to buy a few little balls to start with as a few may become shreds of material from the baby and the dog.