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Wheelchair Basketball

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Wheelchair Basketball

Wheelchair basketball retains most major rules and scoring of basketball, and maintains a 10-foot basketball hoop and standard basketball court.

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Basketball

An Overview of Wheelchair Basketball

The exceptions are rules which have been modified with consideration for the wheelchair. For example, "travelling" in wheelchair basketball occurs when the athlete touches his wheels more than twice after receiving or dribbling the ball. The individual must pass, bounce or shoot the ball before touching the wheels again.

Benefits

As a player trains and practices, they tone and strengthen various muscles in the body while increasing stamina. Wheelchair football is a type of team sport that encourages communication between the players, improving one's social skills. Becoming better in the sport also helps increase confidence.

Involvement

Local clubs can be found by visiting the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association website.

Equipment

The following equipment will be required:
• Basket with a backboard
• Basketballs

To take part in a competitive match specific sport wheelchairs need to be used.

Find Wheelchair Basketball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

National Governing Bodies

Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Telephone
01509 279900

Ibstock Leisure Complex

Ibstock leisure complex is run jointly by North West Leicestershire District Council and Ibstock community college for the benefit of all local people.

Swallowdale Primary School

Swallowdale Primary School provides children with a varied and carefully planned range of physical activities on a daily basis, allowing them to progress and blossom.

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

Partners

  • NWL LSA
    Active Leicester
    Harborough LSA
    O&W LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Sport England
    Active Rutland
    Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
    Equality Standard
  • H&B LSA
    Safeguarding
    Active Partnerships
    Charnwood LSA

Partners

  • Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Leicester
    O&W LSA
  • Active Rutland
    Melton LSA
  • Safeguarding
    H&B LSA