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.

National Governing Bodies

Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association

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General Information
Contact Telephone
01509 279900

Nottingham Hoods Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball Club

12 teams, minis to seniors, male and female participants of any ability. Clubmark Club with local junior and national league teams. several school satellite clubs and a Wheelchair basketball club. Competes at local and national levels with England and Co

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

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.

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.

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

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

Partners

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