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.

Adaptations and 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.

Holidays Together

Leicestershire Holidays Together is a free and exciting Department for Education-funded holiday programme for school-aged children and young people

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.

Team Leicestershire

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

Let's Get Moving: Healthy Spring!

For inspiration and opportunities to get you moving more throughout Spring!

National Governing Bodies

Basketball England

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

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

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Charnwood College Rider

A basketball club and academy.

Leicester Riders

Leicester Riders

The Leicester fans and community are what help make the club a huge success. Through their help with fundraising and support, the Riders are able to excel knowing that they have a family-like fan base rooting for them every season.

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 in You

Sports in You

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

Aim Strong Sport Ltd

Aim Strong Sport Ltd

We provide Sports based Holiday Camps (some HAF funded) for young people aged 6 - 16. In School sports coaching and CPD training in Fundamental Movement based on SAQ principles

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.

Leicester Learning Disabilities Sports Club

Leicester Learning Disabilities Sports Club

multi sports learning disabilities sports club where we deliver multiple different sports sessions weekly with sessions aim at being active, fun, engaging and friendly

We are looking to gain new members to join our membership core we already have this

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.

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

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

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.

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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

Si Sports Ltd

Si Sports Ltd

A leading sports provider of quality P.E. and alternative education in Leicestershire.

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Knighton)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Knighton)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Knighton)

Holidays Together - Summer Sessions (Glenfield)

Holidays Together - Summer Sessions (Glenfield)

Holidays Together - Summer Sessions (Glenfield)

May Half Term Holiday Camps- Oadby

May Half Term Holiday Camps- Oadby

3 Holiday Camps in 1!

Summer Holiday Clubs- Oadby

Summer Holiday Clubs- Oadby

3 holiday Camps in 1!

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Groby)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Groby)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Groby)

May Half Term Holiday Camps- Blaby

May Half Term Holiday Camps- Blaby

3 holiday Camps in 1!

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Syston)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Syston)

Holidays Together - Summer Session (Syston)

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Holiday camp

Holiday camp

School’s out! Our 5-star kids Holiday Camps are in!
Our Holiday Camps are designed to help your kids get active, introduce them to new and exciting activities, and create a fun-filled experience they will remember forever.
A bucket load of fun activities, every school holiday. With great value sports, performing arts, and games to enjoy each half term, we have plenty for your children to get stuck into in the school break.

Basketball England: #ProjectSwish

Basketball England: #ProjectSwish

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