#ProjectSwish is Basketball England’s mission to improve outdoor basketball courts across England.
Since 2019, #ProjectSwish has distributed more than 10,000 free nets, identified thousands of places to play and supported dozens of court upgrades
There are three easy ways in which you can be a part of #ProjectSwish and improve your local court:
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 it on Instagram, tagging @projectswishengland and using the hashtag #ProjectSwish. We’ll add your improved court to our Courtfinder database.
Anyone can upgrade a court - individuals, clubs, community organisations, local authorities and brands - and we can help. A quick refresh or a full-scale art-court, we can simply advise or partner with you. Get cracking with the help of our guide - or to discuss collaborating with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The #ProjectSwish ball is a unique collab between Basketball England and Wilson Basketball, to support #ProjectSwish outdoor basketball initiatives. All profits go towards the regeneration of outdoor courts – and it looks great, too!
Latest #ProjectSwish courts: Hulme Park, Crowcroft Park, Platt Fields Park and Worthing
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.
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).