Basketball goes from strength to strength and is played in sports clubs, leisure centres and on courts across the country. It's fast, skilful and fun. It is popular with both sexes and most age groups.

Never played basketball? Teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball (shooting) through a 10 foot high basket. You can get the ball to the opponents end of the court by bouncing the ball forward (dribbling) or by passing the ball between team mates. Players have certain playing positions as well as offensive and defensive structures.


Basketball in your area

There are 10 opportunities listed on the Physical Activity Directory. To view local opportunities please select your local area.

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Laura Doherty

Satellite Club Officer (North)

Basketball England

T: 07525 809 461