For a good bounce, how much should you inflate your basketball?
A basketball that is overinflated or underinflated doesn't give you the best match experience. The recommended pressure is clearly marked on the ball by the manufacturer. Ideally, you should use a pump with a pressure gauge so that you can be more precise. At Tarmak, we recommend a pressure of 0.62 bar. Enjoy your match!
What ball size to choose?
The ball size depends on the player's age and sex. Size 1: Children from age 2 Size 3 to size 5: Boys or girls aged 4 to 6 / Category Baby basket (according to level and club) Size 5: Boys and girls aged 7 to 10 / Category U9 and U11 Size 6: Boys aged 11 and 12 / Category U13 Size 6: Girls - Women ages 11 and up Size 7: Boys - Men ages 13 and up
What ball should you use?
If you want a very durable ball, go for a rubber ball. If you're looking for a ball with a good ball feel, choose a leather or synthetic ball.
What height basket should you choose?
The official height of a basketball basket is 3.05m (rim height). If you want a basketball basket for your child, you need something that will grow with them. For younger kids there isn't an official height so you can choose whatever suits them best. Up to the age of 10, club baskets are set at 2.60m. After the age of 10, both girls and boys play with 3.05m baskets.
Did you know that all Tarmak products are tested in the lab and in match conditions?
The design team behind the Tarmak products is based at Kipstadium in Northern France. It is constantly aiming to make basketball a more enjoyable experience. All Tarmak products have been tested in real-life situations by actual players for a number of weeks. These regular tests, along with customer feedback, help us develop our products. Lab tests are also carried out to check our products' various properties
Who designs the Tarmak basketball products?
Tarmak is a team of keen basketballers who develop products especially for playing basketball. The entire product range is designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding basketball players and to give you maximum enjoyment during training and matches.
What gear to get, how to train: explore our basketball tips!
Tarmak is here for anyone playing basketball, from beginners to regulars. Check out our tips for training, kitting yourself out, and playing alone or with friends.https://conseilsport.decathlon.fr/conseils/basketball-al_332