Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five players score points by throwing a ball into the opposing team's basket. Players can move the ball around the court by bouncing the ball forward - which is called dribbling - or by passing the ball between team mates. The team who scores the most points are the winners.
The England Basketball Association is the sports governing body.
Mini Basketball is a smaller version of the game, designed to make it easier for children to learn how to play. It's played on a smaller court, and some younger children may play matches with fewer players and smaller basketballs.
Wheelchair basketball is a fast, furious and exciting sport played primarily by men and women with disabilities; however able-bodied athletes are allowed to compete alongside other athletes on mixed teams. Wheelchair basketball has the same equipment and rules as the able-bodied game - except that players are allowed to touch the wheelchair twice before bouncing or passing the ball.
The Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association (GBWBA) is the governing body for this sport.
Find a local club
There are various basketball opportunities for you to get involved in within Newark and Sherwood. To find your nearest Basketball Club visit the Nottinghamshire Sport website.
Local leisure centres
You can play basketball at three of our local leisure centres.
For more information, or to book a court, visit Active4today