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#ProjectSwish is Basketball England’s mission to improve outdoor basketball courts across England.

In 2021, we provided more than 3000 free nets and we’re back to smash even more records in 2022.

There are three easy ways in which you can be a part of #ProjectSwish and improve your local court:

Get a free net

Get a free net

#ProjectSwish runs between spring and autumn each year.

If you need a net for the hoop on your court, we will supply you with a free one to put up. Just click the button below to order, then follow the installation instructions further down this page. Take a picture and post on Instagram, tagging @projectswishengland and using the hashtag #ProjectSwish. Plus, we’ll add your improved court to our Courtfinder database.

Submit a court

Renovate your court

Get the Court renovation guide to find out what to do next

If you want to upgrade your local court, whether you are an individual, club, community organisation or local authority, we can help. New hoop or backboard, fresh line-markings or a full-scale art-court paint job, we can advise - from who to contact to fund-raising. See the Court Renovation section below.

Download the Court Renovation Guide

Project Swish Limited edition ball

Buy a #ProjectSwish ball


The #ProjectSwish limited edition ball is a collab between Basketball England and Wilson Basketball, supporting the #ProjectSwish outdoor basketball initiative with all profits going towards the regeneration of outdoor courts.


2021 Stats

Nets Sent
Courts submitted
New outdoor courts

Courts Saved: Orchard Park, Clapham Common, Summerfield Park, Devonshire Park Bradford and Victoria Park Bradford.

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How to install your net in five easy steps

STEP 1: Set up a step ladder underneath the basketball hoop.

STEP 2: Loop the first net loop through the basketball rim.

Push the net through the first hook on the rim.

Pull the net loop down and spread the rope across the hook. Pull tightly to secure.

If the hoop does not have hooks to install a net, use the cable ties or tape provided.

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STEP 3: Test the net and remove any wrinkles by pulling down on the bottom of the net.

STEP 4: Take care getting down the ladder and move it to a safe place.

STEP 5: It’s time to play!

SAFETY TIP 1: A suitable and reliable ladder should be used when installing your net.

SAFETY TIP 2: We suggest that you are accompanied by another person to ensure installation is safe. This also applies when removing the old net.

SAFETY TIP 3: Do not install your net in windy or raining conditions.

SAFETY TIP 4: When setting up your ladders, make sure they’re on solid, flat ground and the feet aren’t resting on any cracks or uneven floor.

SAFETY TIP 5: Make sure your ladder is set up close to the basket. Leaning is never a good idea, and maintain “3-points of contact” at all times (2 feet and a hand on the ladder, or two feet on the ladder and a hand on the basket).

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