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 starting as young as 3 or 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?
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 basketball hoop should you choose?
The official height of a basketball hoop is 3.05 m (rim height).
If you want a basketball hoop for your child, you need something that will grow with them, that is height-adjustable.
There is no official hoop height for younger kids, so you can choose whatever suits them best.
Up to age 10, basketball hoops in clubs are set at 2.60 m.
After age 10, the hoop height for both girls and boys is 3.05 m.
Did you know that all Tarmak products are tested in the lab and real-world game conditions?
The design team behind the TARMAK products is based at Kipstadium in Northern France. It is constantly aiming to make basketball a more enjoyable experience.
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 Tarmak basketball products?
Tarmak is a team of devoted basketball players who create products specifically 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.
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