SIZE MATTERSBasketballs vary in size - the bigger the ball the heavier it is and so it is important to select the right size ball. One size does not fit all.
Ball Size Chart
Size 7 - For male players aged 14yrs +
Size 6 - For female players aged 14yrs +
For male and female players aged 11-14yrs
Size 5 - Key stage 2 - players aged 7-11yrs
Size 3 - Key stage 1 - players aged 5-7yrs
Official game ball for all FIBA competitions, Official game ball for all GB Teams and Basketball Ireland and used in every top International competition world-wide.
FIBA Approved top grain leather basketball. Recommended for professional full time use only (needs to be suitably bounced in before ready for play).
New patented 12-panel design for better fingertip control.
Flat pebble surface and full flat seams.
Nylon wound butyl bladder.
Official size and weight.
For indoor use only.
Comes inflated directly from the factory. Do not deflate ball as this may induce creases in the leather.
*Note - when inflating ball with a pump it is critical that the needle is lubricated before insertion. We suggest soft soap would be a suitable substance.
Natural leather basketballs should be cleaned using a small amount of specially designed natural leather cleaner with a soft cloth.
Always store basketballs in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
Never leave a professional sports ball exposed to extreme temperatures, for example in the trunk of a car on a very hot or freezing day. This can cause the ball to lose its carefully tuned shape or deteriorate the carcass.
Keep basketballs away from fire.
Using your basketball in rotation will give the leather time to breathe and extend the life of the ball.