Start playing basketball!

Have you played basketball before?
If you are new to basketball and need to learn the rules, skills and gain some experience, see our Devlopment Camps and Development Skills/Programs menus.

(1) Join an existing school team which often many children do by asking their schools sports master/sports co-ordinator if they know of any students who may already be playing in a basketball team; as there may be a place available for them in a school/friend's team.

If your school does not have any teams playing in our competitions, we can help them form teams. Usually children from the same school have friends with similar sporting interests, so forming a team becomes easier with children and parents knowing each other, and there is the possibility of sharing transport means to & from games. To help schools form teams, we work with the sports master/co-ordinator to run free basketball clinics at their school to help facilitate this.

To start this process contact us at the office on 9980 6255 or email us at and type "forming a school team" in the subject heading.

(2) Join an existing team in our competitions, by emailing us your child's details to We will need the following information: 

  • Players full name
  • Height (in cm's)
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of school
  • School Year
  • Basketball playing background (i.e. positions played and how long you have played)
  • Basketball skills (i.e. a good defender, shooter rebounder, ball handler etc).
  • Other sports played - involving passing & catching
  • List if you are: athletic/quick/strong/fast runner/fit
  • Day(s) of the week wanted to play
  • Preferred grade or level of competition you wish to play in
  • Phone
  • Email

(3) Enter your own team by getting together a group of friends and forming your own team. This is one of the most common ways to start playing in a team, and anyone can do this. Head to Competitions tab and Registering Teams & Players to register your team. 

Competition information
Competition days for primary school teams
Mondays - Year 1/2 boys & girls teams
Tuesdays - Year 3/4 girls and Year 5/6 girls teams
Wednesdays - Year 3/4 boys & Year 5/6 boys teams

Competition days for high school teams

Mondays - Year 9/10 girls teams
Tuesdays - Year 9/10 boys teams
Thursdays - Year 7/8 boys & Year 7/8 girls teams
Fridays - Year 11/12 boys teams (U21 league)

Annual Seasons
Season 1 = school terms 1 and 2
Season 2 = school terms 3 and 4
* except for U21 Men who play school terms 4 & 1, then school terms 2 & 3

What size basketballs are used
Primary school year 1/2 competition - size 5
Primary school years 3/4 and 4/5 competitions - size 6
Women's Senior competitions - size 6
Boys High School years 7/8 and 9/10 competitions - size 7
Men's Senior competitions - size 7
Unisex Competitions - size 7

Training/practice for your game
Generally only school or club teams have the resources to provide weekly training for teams playing in our competitions (when available HKBA staff can assist schools with training sessions however many teams do not train or practice - they just attend their weekly game to play.

Whether a team trains or not varies from team to team; and is usually dependent upon the availability of the coach and players - and finding a suitable venue (indoor/outdoor).  In many instances players who do not have the opportunity to train with their team attend one of our many weekly skills classes to use this as their practice session to work on their game.

For more information on these classes see the Players/Programs menu of this website (and also the Players/Camps menu for holiday skills programs).

Playing costs
All players must be registered with BNSW which ranges from $80 to $112. This must be completed online at this link 

Court fees

  • As of July 1st 2018 all court fees increased by $5
  • 1/2 Competiton $65
  • Primary school $70
  • High school $75
  • Senior $80 

Get Into Basketball

play by the rules logo

Casual Shooting - ph 9481 9844

2018 Calendar - Click here

How to register a team or player - Click here

To access your Active Kids Rebate Program - Click here

HKBA Staff and Office Hours

Welcome to the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Basketball Association

All venues are located a few minutes by car or public transport from the following areas: Asquith-Beecroft-Berowra-Carlingford-Cheltenham-Cherrybrook-Eastwood-Epping-Galston-Gordon-Hornsby-Killara-Lindfield-Marsfield-Mt.Colah-Ku-ring-gai-Normanhurst-Pennant Hills-Pymble-St Ives-Thornleigh-Turramurra-Wahroonga-Waitara-Warrawee-Westleigh-West Ryde.

HKBA Bank Account Details (if you wish to make a court fee payment online)

Bank: CBA

Account Name: Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Basketball

BSB: 062 308

Account Number: 100 201 89

Click here for access to our online shop

Office Hours Monday to Friday 11.00am to 7.00pm

Office/Stadium - 1a Dartford Road, Thornleigh

Phone - 9980 6255, Facsimile 9980 6277

Postal - PO Box 397 Hornsby NSW 1630

Email - Click here / Facebook - Click here / Instagram - Click here 

Contact Vicki Dean
General Manager

Contact Karen Dalton
Representative Program Director

Contact Michael D'Agostino
Development Programs and School Basketball