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14 May 2019

#ProjectSwish Launched to help provide a Facelift to Outdoor Courts

A new summer project from Basketball England will aim to put nets on baskets across the country and give players more enjoyment from playing the sport outdoors.

Basketball England is launching #ProjectSwish – a new initiative that aims to put 1,000 basketball nets on outdoor hoops with the help of local players. 

Basketball England Senior Delivery Manager, Peter Griffiths said:

For me, in basketball, there is nothing more satisfying than the sound of a swish.  

#ProjectSwish is a fantastic new initiative that will benefit basketball players of any age or ability to get more enjoyment out of playing. Plus, it helps us locate courts around England and focus on potential courts to revamp.” 

Having a net attached to a basket makes a real difference to the enjoyment of playing basketball, from the pleasing sound of a swish to not having to retrieve the ball from a great distance when you score. Plus, a court always looks better with nets on each rim. 

Not only can players help make a difference to their local court with #ProjectSwish, the new programme carries the dual aim of helping to extend Basketball England’s knowledge of outdoor courts. With a greater database of outdoor venues, that information will help identify potential areas for redevelopment going forward. 

Recipients of a free net can help Basketball England increase the ‘Find A Court’ database by posting a picture of their newly installed net on Instagram with the court’s location and the #ProjectSwish hashtag. 

To get a net for your local court, head over to 

Photo Credit: Basketball England

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