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 "DEVELOPMENT/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 providing us with your children's details which we add to our “find me a team database”. This list is used by teams when they need to fill team roster spots.  Most likely if/when you are contacted it will be by any teams directly, rather than our office as we provide this information directly to teams upon request. We also ask clubs/teams on your behalf when we are aware that players are needed by them, and when we have sufficient interest from enough players we also look to form teams so children can start playing.

Information required to be placed on our player list

  • 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

You can send an email to us (click here) or complete the PDF form below with the above information.

(3) Enter your own team
Get a group of friends together and form your own team. This is one of the most common ways to start playing in a team, and anyone can do this.
Click here for the New Teams Guide
Click here
for Competition Dates

Click here to Enter Your Team (online)

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
Click here to be directed to our "Playing Fees" page

Get Into Basketball

Casual shooting - phone: 9481 9844
Active Kids Rebate Program Click here

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2018 CALENDARS Click here

Children Start Basketball / Enter a team Click here


Enter Your Team Adults 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.


Bank: CBA
BSB: 062 308
Account Name: Hornsby Ku-Ring-Gai Basketball
Account Number: 100 201 89




Office Hours
Monday to Friday 11.00am to 7.00pm

- 1a Dartford Road, Thornleigh

Phone - 9980 6255, Facsimile 9980 6277
Postal - PO Box 397 Hornsby NSW 1630
Email - Click here 

Vicki Dean
General Manager

; Personnel; Referees; Representative Program

Contact Karen Dalton
Representative Program Director

Michael D'Agostino
Development Programs

School Basketball / Skills Programs / Camps / Clinics
Gala Days / Coach Education / Advanced Development Programs

HKBA Board
President - Shahrad Shafaghi

Vice President - Ian Sim
Secretary - Karen Mocatta
Interim Treasurer - Owen Onida

Committee Members - David Lane, Greg Irvine, Interim Directors (Richard Gooderham, Roque Enriquez)
Contact The Board

Elite/Rep Junior Basketball Activities

Basketball New South Wales
Player Trials, Camps & Programs
For programs throughout the year
Click here
for info and to attend

Waratah Championship League
Championship Men and Women
Youth League Men and Women

Click here for website

Spiders Facebook Page
A comprehensive site for Junior
and Senior representative news
Click here for website

HKBA Sponsor Links

Become a Sponsor


Please contact us with any thoughts or suggestions - Click here