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Without doubt the most exciting Wheelchair Sport is basketball. Very similar to able-bodied basketball, there are minor variances on the rules. It is played with the same size basketballs and same height baskets.basketball2 In local and regional competitions, able-bodied people are allowed to play, but any national or international competition requires players to have a disability to play.

Players are classified between 1.0 points to 4.5 points, and each team is allowed 14 points on the court at once. The rules are much the same as basketball, with some slight differences allowing for wheelchairs.basketball3

The main difference to the rules is that players are only allowed to push the wheel(s) twice before having to dribble. They can then place the ball on their lap or bounce the ball then take two more pushes before having to dribble again.

Our local Wheelchair Basketball competition provides a lot of excitement for spectators and players alike and is a great way to meet new friends and keep fit. On an even playing field we have able bodied players, competing with and against athletes with a disability.

 Basketball Times & Contacts

  • Hobart

    Time: Wednesday 4.45 – 6.45
    Venue: Moonah Sports Centre
    Gormanston Rd
    Contact: Kevin Faulkner
    Phone: Wrk: 6272 7513
    Mble: 0412 463 387
  • Launceston

    Time: Thursday 6:00 – 7:00
    Venue: Queechy High School
    161 Penquite Rd
    Contact: Malcolm Hall
    Phone: Mble: 0408 140 710
  • Burnie

    Time: Monday 7:30 – 9:30
    Venue: Somerset Recreation Centre
    Cnr Beaufort & Arthur St
     Contact:  Jamie Elphinstone
     Phone:  Mble: 0408 034 277