Basketball

We facilitate 2 basketball courts. 

You do not need to be a member to use our courts, for casual usage costs $5.50 per person, per hour. Please note that during a casual visit you do not have exclusive right to the court and may share a court with another casual user. 
If you wish to book the court outright please see our Court Hire page.

 

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Hills 3X3 Basketball

A variant of the classic sport of basketball, 3on3 is played by two teams of three players each. The action takes part on half a court, using one basket only.

The world basketball federation, FIBA first trialled 3x3 basketball games at the 2007 Asian Indoor Games in Macau, China. FIBA followed this trial with the first official 3x3 competition in 2010, as part of the Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. This fast paced sport debuted in the Olympics in 2020 for the Tokyo games and 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth games.
The 10 minute games are a fantastic way to get moving and meet new people. 

What you need to know:

YOUR SQUAD: 3 starters, one sub (optional). Bring a few friends or make a team with other participants upon arrival.

COURT SIZE: One basket in a half-court setting.

SHOT CLOCK: 12 seconds is all you have to put a shot up.

FOULS: 6 team fouls. Fouls 7, 8, 9: the penalty is 2 f´╗┐ree throws. This is a team tally, personal fouls are not counted. 

WINNER: First to 21 points or play out the 10 minutes.

POINTS: Beyond the arc is 2 points, any other basket is worth 1 point.

CONTINUOUS: The ball changes teams immediately once a basket is made and the game continues without interruption.

 
When: Saturday Mornings - FIRST SESSION: Saturday 16th of September.
Where: Adelaide Hills Recreation Centre, 2 Howard Lane, Mount Barker.
What to Bring: Non-marking sneakers and a water bottle (Colours bibs provided)
Price: $8.50 per person.
Time: 8.30am - 11.30am 

  • Jr's (12-16) - 8.30am - 9.30am
  • Men's - 9.30pm - 10.30pm
  • Mixed - 10.30-11.30pm

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Hills Hoops

Hills Hoops is a beginner basketball program that encourages 5 - 10-year-olds to gain a basic understanding of basketball while having fun.
No prior experience is needed, new participants are always welcome.
 
Why should you choose Basketball?
Basketball is a phenomenal gate way sport that develops hand-eye coordination, spatial awareness, agility, balance, endurance and working as a team.
Basketball is an inclusive sport that can be played in any weather enabling you to stay warm and dry in winter and avoid the harsh sun in summer, the perfect spectator sport!
As a very social sport, playing basketball helps kids develop their communication and social skills. They learn how to work as a team, talk to others and make new friends.
Being involved in a team sport early in life will enable the kids to associate exercise with enjoyment, and encourage them remain active throughout their life.
Most importantly through playing basketball kids learn that being active is fun!
 
When: Every Tuesday in school term
Where: Adelaide Hills Recreation Centre, 2 Howard Lane, Mount Barker.
What to Bring: A Basketball and drink bottle.
Who: 5 to 10 years of age
Time: 4 pm to 4.45 pm
Price: $8 per session
 

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