Basketball is a sport that's easy to add to your backyard, no matter the size. It’s a great way for kids to get active and have fun. Not only does it provide a whole-body workout that’s great for muscle development, but it also continually teaches the importance of good sportsmanship, social development, and teamwork. It’s also a great sport for your child to add to their repertoire – in addition to any of the others that they might already be playing. Basketball has a range of skills needed in playing; speed, agility, strength, hand-eye coordination and overall fitness. Basketball, like any sport, is a game of strategy. Between the plays, the movements on the court and everything else involved, kids will learn how to be strategic about the way they play which will lead to problem-solving and thinking skills. Kids will start creating strategies to solve problems instead of jumping to immediate conclusions. Further more, basketball requires endurance for improved health and regular exercise is particularly important for children who may spend longer sedentary periods in front of computers or screens. Please visit the “HOOPS” section of our website for all Basketball related products that TimberGyms offers and can install!