BASKETBALL SIZE GUIDE

To play great basketball, you need the right-sized ball. Having a ball that is too small or too big for your grip can play havoc on your skills and dampen your game. You need to feel in control of the ball and make it move how you want it to, and this is just not possible when you can’t get a good grip. To enhance your game and feel more confident, it’s important to take the time to understand what size ball you require.

There are many available, so to help you understand what size would be best for you, we have compiled a sizing chart for each of our basketballs.

 

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SIZE 7 BASKETBALLS
OFFICIAL NBA BALL SIZE

Size 7 (29.5" or 75cm) is the official size of all adult basketballs, suitable for male basketball players aged 13 years and over.

The NBA Official Game Ball is a size 7 basketball and meets all size and weight specifications set by the NBA with a circumference of 29.5" (75cm). Featuring a full-grain leather cover for excellent grip and agility, the Spalding Gameball has been the Official ball of the NBA since 1983.

 

 

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SIZE 6 BASKETBALLS
OFFICIAL WNBL BALL SIZE

Size 6 is the official size of the WNBL Basketball and the the official size for women’s basketballs aged 9 and up.
The Size 6 basketball has a circumference of 28.5" (72cm).

 

 

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SIZE 6 BASKETBALLS
FOR AGES 9 - 12 YEARS

Size 6 is the standard basketball size for males aged 9 to 12 years old. The Size 6 basketball has a circumference of 28.5" (72.5cm).

 

 

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SIZE 5 BASKETBALLS
FOR AGES 5 - 8 YEARS

Size 5 is the standard basketball size for both boys and girls aged 5 - 8 years old. The Size 5 basketball has a circumference of 27.5" (69.5cm).

 

 

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SIZE 3 BASKETBALLS
NOVELTY - FOR ALL AGES

Size 3 is a novelty-sized, or 'mini' basketball that is suitable for all ages. The Size 3 basketball has a circumference of 22" (55.9cm).

 

 

Find Your Size and Stay True to The Game

From just playing for fun to trying to make it to the main stage, having the right tools can improve your game immensely. Once you have found the right-sized basketball you can focus on performing to the best of your ability, enhancing your techniques and enjoying your favourite game.

If you want to know how to best practice at home with your right-sized ball, check out our tips for different training set ups .