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Basketball is a game played by two teams of usually five players each on a rectangular court having a raised basket or goal at each end, points being scored by tossing the ball through the opponent's basket.

An Overview of Basketball

Basketball is a game played by two teams of usually five players each on a rectangular court having a raised basket or goal at each end, points being scored by tossing the ball through the opponent's basket.

The Mission for Basketball England is to govern and enhance the sport of Basketball in England. To encourage and enable people to participate in basketball regardless of their ability, age, gender, status, disability or ethnic background and to lift the performance and quality of basketball throughout England.

Benefits

  • The mixture of running, jumping, pivoting and twisting helps improve balance and build endurance.
  • Excellent way to boost coordination and balance through dribbling, passing and shooting the basketball
  • Team game nature means it is an excellent way to develop communication skills and learn to work effectively with other people.

Costs

It is a cheap game to set-up, with only a hoop and basketball required for a match. Thousands of outdoor courts can be found across the country in parks and recreation areas where you can play for free.

Involvement

For people looking to receive coaching, play as part of a team and compete in a league, there are approximately 1,000 clubs in the UK which can be found in sport centres, schools, colleges, universities and gyms. Local clubs can be found by visiting the Basketball England website.

Equipment

  • Only a hoop and basketball required for a match
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing

Facts

  • Men's basketball was introduced to the Olympics in 1936, with women given their own competition in 1976.

Find Basketball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

IM Basketball

Welcome to the easy way to create weekly opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to play basketball! IM Basketball provides everything you need to run a weekly basketball competition, na

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Basketball England

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@basketballengland.co.uk.
Contact Telephone
0114 284 1060

Danes Camp Leisure Centre

Facilities include a leisure pool with beach entry, state of the art gym, dance studio, sports hall, sauna, steam room, sun beds, creche, climbing wall and roller skating.

Youthie

As project leaders Our voluntary service not only provides opportunities which will help our youth develop the right morals and respect but, with the right provisions in place we want to provide, fun place to be able to promote health & wellbeing, skills

University of Northampton Students' Union

Various University sports clubs ranging from Volleyball to Cheerleading.

Daventry Phoenix Sports Academy

At DPSA, we have three departments that cover: Multi-Sport, Gymnastics & Trampolining. Our new facility is recently refurbished and fitted with great equipment.

Daventry Leisure Centre

Everyone Active manages this facility in partnership with Daventry District Council

Northampton Falcons Basketball Club

Northampton Falcons is a turn up and play basketball club. We run 2-hour training & scrimmage sessions every week and arrange friendlies with other local teams along with playing local leagues.

Northamptonshire Titans Basketball Club

The Northamptonshire basketball club has a 'family' approach, which is run by a dedicated team of volunteers/highly experienced Coaches for young people who want to develop as Basketball players giving them opportunity to play Local and National League.

King's Park Sports

King's Park Sports is made up of two centres' Benham Sports Centre and King's Park Tennis Centre. Both are located on the same complex and consist of two indoor football pitches/10 badminton courts, 4 indoor tennis courts and 4 outdoor tennis courts. All

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