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The game of Basketball was invented by Dr. James Naismith, a Canadian physical education instructor, in Springfield Massachusetts in 1891. The concept of basketball was born from his school days in the area where he played a simple child's game known as duck-on-a-rock. Because the local area is rich in peaches, the children here are very fond of playing the game of putting the balls into the peach basket. The game involved attempting to knock a 'duck' off the top of a large rock by tossing another rock at it. It is one of the world's fastest sports, and accomplished play requires speed, stamina, and a high degree of skill.

Basketball is a team sport played by millions the world over, and its popularity increased rigorously. However, it still holds onto some of its foundations. This is just one reason of many why this game continues to be so popular around the world. It has also ceased to make a significant mark in India compared to other popular sports in the country. India has had amazing basketball players, and some of them are Satnam Singh, Amjyot Singh, Geethu Anna Jose, Vishesh Bhriguvanshi and many.

Benefits of Playing Basketball:

  • Helps improve Cardiovascular Health
  • Enhances team management skills
  • Boosts the Immune System and Mental Development
  • Develops coordination and balance in the body
  • Develops Self-Discipline and Concentration
  • Promotes Muscle Development
  • Burns a lot of Calories
  • Being social


It is a fast-moving game that involves a lot of variety, including dribbling, shooting, rebounding, passing, defense and considerably more. Basketball is a team sport that involves two teams of five active players on each team to sprint up and down, each attempting to score points against each other by throwing a ball through a 300 cm (10 feet) high hoop (the ‘basket’) under organized game rules. The game is played on a rectangular floor called the court, and there is a hoop at each end.  At the end of the game, the team with the highest points wins.

Basketball at Gamepoint

Basketball is available in the following at HITEC, Uppal and Hayathnagar branches of Gamepoint. Netplay academy conducts high-quality professional coaching for both children in adults in all our locations. Enthusiasts can book the court on the Netplay Sports app and play at their convenience.

Basketball is available in the following locations

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