Play Ball (for free)

You can hire a basketball and play for free at Bethnal Green Gardens as part of Basketball England's Play Ball scheme. Just go to Bethnal Green Library (within Bethnal Green Gardens) and sign a ball out, then return when you're done.

Trojans Basketball Club

Trojans run a variety of sessions across the borough to cater for a wide range of abilities and ages. For more details on any of the below sessions contact or visit the Trojans website.

Women's basketball

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Learn new skills, meet women from different backgrounds with different levels of ability, and have fun! Led by an experienced female coach. Sessions take place at Whitechapel Sports Centre. For more information call 020 7247 7538.


Time: Mondays, 5.40 - 7pm
Price: £3.60 or Better Tower Hamlets members Free


Time: Wednesdays, 5.30 - 7.30pm
Price: £1.20

Social basketball

Open, mixed ability scrimmage for men and women aged 16+ at Whitechapel Sports Cente. Call Madonis Thomas on 07956 241 789 for more information.

Time: Wednesdays, 7.30 - 9pm
Price: £4

Basketball coaching

Gives boys and girls the chance to learn new skills, meet other children, learn the fundamentals of basketball and have fun. Traning takes place ever week at Mile End Park Leisure Centre. Call Madonis Thomas on 07956 241 789 for more information.

Juniors, 7 - 13 years old

Time: Saturdays, 10am - 12pm
Price: £2.50


Seniors, 13 - 19 years old

Time: Saturdays, 12 - 2pm
Price: £2.50

Basketball coaches

These coaches work in Tower Hamlets and are Level 2 qualified or above.

Helen Tang
Jadene Stewart-McNeshie
Juliana Ben Salem
Madonis Thomas
Pauline Stewart
Tyrone George


Outdoor basketball courts

If you want more time to play basketball then get down to a local outdoor basketball court

Meath Gardens Grove Road, E3 5BH
Mile End Park 190 Burdett Road, E3 4HL
Bethnal Green Gardens Cambridge Heath Road, E2 0EL


For more basketball information please contact: or call 020 7364 2433