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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.

See Also:
Wheelchair Basketball

An Overview of Basketball

Basketball can be played by people of any age, size or ability and with thousands of outdoor courts across the country - where you can play for free - there's plenty of places to practice if you don't fancy competing with a team.

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.

National Governing Bodies

Basketball England

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

D3 STARS & A SUN

D3 STARS & A SUN BASKETBALL TEAM BASED IN THE WAKEFIELD AREA, OUR MEMBERS ARE FROM HULL, NOTTINGHAM, LEEDS, BUT MAJORITY ARE FROM WAKEFIELD. WE ORGANISE BASKETBALL EVENTS IN DIFFERENT CITIES EVERY YEAR. EVERY SATURDAY FROM 1pm until 4pm WE HAVE BASKETBALL

Primary Sports UK

Working with children aged 2-16 years old across a range of different sports and activities.

Keighley Wildcats Basketball Club

We are an amateur basketball club based in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

We run a weekly drop in session for both juniors and adults every Sunday at The Leisure Centre, Keighley.

Basketball coaching

Basketball coaching

Basketball coaching community session for beginner and improver boys and girls in school years 3 to 7. Accent on fun learning and team building

Multi-Sport Coach (Casual)

Wakefield Trinity Community Trust is looking to recruit a Multi-Sport Coach to deliver our Wakefield District School Sports Partnership (SSP) provision in schools within the Wakefield district and surrounding regions.

Alison Nolan

Club & Volunteer Development Officer

01142 841 060

Alison Nolan

Basketball England Club and Volunteer Development Officer

07525 809457

http://www.basketballengland.co.uk

Lynsey Edwards

Basketball Foundation Project Hub Manager

07713758916

http://www.bblfoundation.org.uk/

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