Should you take your kids to basketball lessons?
Basketball is one of those sports that kids can learn from a very young age with smaller balls and adjustable hoops.
You can even take them to special basketball lessons with child-friendly rules from the age of 3-4.
This helps them develop their motor skills by learning not only the right technique but also working as a team.
Basketball also develops muscles, flexibility, speed, endurance and team spirit.
What ball should you use?
The ball size depends on the player's age and gender.
Size 1: Ages 3 and up
Size 3: Girls and boys ages 4 to 6
Size 5: Boys ages 7 to 11 / Girls ages 7 to 13
Size 6: Boys ages 12 to 13 / Girls/Women ages 14 and up
Size 7: Boys/Men ages 14 and up
If you want a very durable ball, go for a rubber ball. If you're looking for a ball with a good ball feel, choose a leather or synthetic ball.
What height basket should you choose?
The official height of a basketball basket is 3.05m (rim height).
If you want a basketball basket for your child, you need something that will grow with them.
For younger kids there isn't an official height so you can choose whatever suits them best.
Up to the age of 10, club baskets are set at 2.60m.
After the age of 10, both girls and boys play with 3.05m baskets
Did you know that all TARMAK products are tested in the lab and in match conditions?
The design team behind the TARMAK products is based at Kipstadium in Northern France. Their ongoing mission is to make basketball players more comfortable as they play. All Tarmak products have been tested in real-life situations by actual players for a number of weeks.
These regular tests, along with customer feedback, help us develop our products.
Lab tests are also carried out to check our products' various properties
Who designs the Tarmak basketball products?
Tarmak is a team of keen basketballers who develop products especially for playing basketball. The entire product range is designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding basketball players and to give you maximum enjoyment during training and matches.
Get all our tips on choosing the right gear and training!
Tarmak is here for anyone playing basketball, from beginners to regulars. Check out our tips for training, kitting yourself out, and playing alone or with friends.