Basketball

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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.

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 Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland the Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Teams are providing opportunities to support you to become more active.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Funding Finder

Our Funding Finder enables you to identify the most suitable local, regional and national funding schemes available for clubs and organisations, facilities and talented individuals.

Holidays Together

Holidays Together – Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) is a free and exciting holiday programme for children aged 4 to 16, living in Leicestershire and in receipt of benefits-related free school meal

Let's Get Moving Champions

We share the stories of how local residents of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland use physical activity and exercise to improve their health and wellbeing.

Local Leisure Centres

There are a number of local leisure centres and health clubs across Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Take a look!

Team Leicestershire

Providing opportunities for young people who aspire towards further progression and success in sport & physical activity.

Team Leicestershire Talent

Team Leicestershire Talent is a new Talented Athlete Support Programme for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland athletes.

Start a Conversation, Suicide is Preventable

Start a Conversation is a suicide prevention campaign that aims to build a community that is committed to the mental health and wellbeing of its residents.

This Girl Can

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating. This Girl Can, funded by The National Lottery, believes th

National Governing Bodies

Basketball England

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

Leicester Warriors

We are an established National League Club with a proven track record in the Basketball England leagues and a good reputation for supporting fellow teams, National Teams, Regional Performance Centres and the Governing Body. The club also has an extensive

Leicester Riders

Leicester Riders

After having a treble-winning 2012/13 season, the Riders are looking forward to expanding and outshining their already sparkling, trophy cabinet.

Leicester Riders Foundation

Leicester Riders Foundation

Community Projects programme offering all levels of Basketball to anybody aged 3 - 80years old. From Coaching Fundamentals, open runs, female only sessions, junior sessions, Project Hub Club sessions, Satellite Clubs, Doorstep Club, Walking Basketball, Sh

Basketball

Charnwood College Rider

A basketball club and academy.

Morningside Arena Leicester

Morningside Arena Leicester

The Morningside Arena, Leicester is the largest and most flexible indoor space in the city of Leicester, and can be used for conferences, exhibitions, music and comedy events, large-scale dinners, celebrations, product launches, parties, weddings, or any

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust

Leicester City in the Community (LCitC) is an independent, registered charity. LCitC harnesses the power of football to inspire individuals to achieve their full potential.

University Of Leicester

University Of Leicester

Our university was founded almost a hundred years ago in the aftermath of the Great War. The men and women who built this new institution hoped that it would be not only a living memorial to the darkness of their recent past, but a beacon of hope for the

Sports U

Sports U

SportsInU provides instructors and services such as Boxercise, Football, Dance/exercise to music, Basketball, Mix Martial Arts and seated exercise activities to keep people healthy and fit.

Stokes Wood Primary School

Stokes Wood Primary School

Stokes Wood Primary School

Falcons All Stars

Falcons All Stars

We are involved in a brand new campaign to get girls playing sports and our founder Kausar Sacranie has launched her Grassroots Basketball team ‘The Falcons All Stars’ to help support our school projects across the UK and help Girls into sports and he

Aylestone Leisure Centre

Aylestone Leisure Centre

Aylestone Leisure Centre offers activities in our sports halls, together with our 3G football pitch, swimming pools and gym.

Active Leicester

Active Leicester

Active Leicester encompasses all sports in the city.

The Grove Community Hub

The Grove Community Hub

The Grove is a community facility based in Braunstone, Leicester. b-inspired have taken over the lease and have carried out a complete renovation to benefit the community. We have a number of facilities to hire.

Clubszone

Clubszone

Holiday Activity Club for Children Aged 5-12 Years Old.

SFK Multisports

SFK Multisports

We are a sports coaching company working with local schools and authorities to deliver sports coaching for communities

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Special Olympics Leicestershire & Rutland Basketball Club

Special Olympics Leicestershire & Rutland Basketball Club

Inclusive (learning disability) Basketball club based at Ellesmere College with disability toilet and changing facilities available. All ages and abilities from the age of 8 upwards. In conjunction with Special Olympics it provides tournament opportunitie

Leicester Sharpe Basketball Club

Leicester Sharpe Basketball Club

Leicester Sharpe provides young adults with special and additional needs the opportunity to play basketball and receive expert coaching, in a fun and friendly environment training on Mondays term times only.

Team Leicestershire Final - Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10/11 & U18 Basketball (Girls)

Team Leicestershire Final - Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10/11 & U18 Basketball (Girls)

Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10/11 & U18 Basketball (Girls) Finals

Team Leicestershire Final - Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10/11 & U18 Basketball (Boys)

Team Leicestershire Final - Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10/11 & U18 Basketball (Boys)

Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10/11 & U18 Basketball (Boys) Finals

Team Leicestershire Final - Year 5/6 Basketball (Mixed)

Team Leicestershire Final - Year 5/6 Basketball (Mixed)

Parallel Sportshall Athletics Final - Year 5/6 Basketball (Mixed)

Daily Boost Move it March

Daily Boost Move it March

Get active this March and have the chance to win the most active school award! Don't forget to log your activity with Daily Boost to earn your Daily Boost points too.

Basketball England: #ProjectSwish

Basketball England: #ProjectSwish

#ProjectSwish is Basketball England’s mission to improve outdoor basketball courts across England.