How to get involved in basketball
Getting started playing basketball
Decided you want to try out for the Harlem Globetrotters? Then you′ll be pleased to hear that it's pretty easy and straightforward to get started playing basketball in the UK. There are loads of websites packed with information about basketball opportunities in the UK and Ireland, and a host of people to get in touch with if you want to get playing. The local leisure center should be a good place to start, and there are governing bodies, and professionally run basketball teams ready to lend a helping hand.
A selection of basketball contacts include:
England Basketball Association
First Floor, English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA.
Tel: 0870 77 44 225; Fax: 0870 77 44 226
Ulster Basketball Association
House of Sport, Upper Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5LA.
Tel: 028 90 383817; Fax: 028 90 682757
National Basketball Arena, Tymon Park, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Tel: (01) 4590211; Fax: (01) 4590212
Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh EH12 9DQ.
Tel 0131 317 7200; Fax 0131 317 7202
Sports Council for Wales
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff CF11 9SW.
Tel: 029 2030 0500; Fax: 029 2030 0600