There are plenty of options to play local basketball in metro and country areas

Access to social basketball in South Australia is a little different in the metro and country areas. In Adelaide there are affiliated junior social competitions and affiliated senior social competitions run by a variety of providers. In country areas, social basketball is played in local basketball associations.

Senior Social Basketball

Social basketball is a great way to spend time with friends, keep fit and relieve stress. Basketball SA is now offering more options and age groups for people wanting to play social basketball so it caters for everyone from those wanting to have a bit of fun to the more serious players seeking strong competition.

How to join social basketball:

Joining is as simple as finding a group of people willing to commit to a season.

Teams must be made up of a minimum of five people and there is no limit to how many people can be in one team.

The following are a list of affiliated senior social basketball competition venues and the competitions they offer this 2017/18 Summer Season: 

Morphett Vale Basketball Stadium

Competition begins: October 9 

Early Bird Rate - September 11-17
Standard Rate - Sept 18 - Oct 22

Competitions offered: 

  • Monday (Men’s)
  • Wednesday (Women’s; Men’s) 


Marion Basketball Stadium

Competition begins: October 9 

Competitions offered: 

  • Monday (Men’s)
  • Thursday (Women’s) 


Pasadena Sports Centre

Competition begins: October 9 

Competitions offered: 

  • Monday (Men’s) 
  • Tuesday (Men’s; Women’s)
  • Wednesday (Men’s)
  • Thursday (Men’s; Masters)
  • Sunday (Mixed)


Port Adelaide Recreation Centre

Competition begins: October 4 

Early Bird Rate - Before September 18

Normal Rate - Sept 18 - Oct 3

Late Rate - Oct 4 onwards 

Competitions offered: 

  • Wednesday (Men’s) 
  • Thursday (Men’s) 
  • Sunday (Mixed)


Wayville Sports Centre

Competition begins: September 18 

Competitions offered:

  • Monday (Masters 60+; Masters 45+; Open Men’s)
  • Tuesday (Open Men’s)           
  • Wednesday (Women’s)
  • Thursday (Mixed) 


Facts about social basketball:

  • Games are refereed by accredited officials
  • Social basketball is a great way to keep fit, develop basketball skills, develop teamwork skills and socialise in an enjoyable and relaxed environment
  • Anyone can play social basketball; friends, classmates, family members or work colleagues
  • There are various levels and age groups
  • There are female, male or mixed competitions available
  • Competitions are played in seasons and include finals and grand finals with the winning teams receiving trophies.
  • Seasons are around 3-5 months long
  • Teams are required to supply one scorer and must be in matching uniforms

For more information please contact the appropriate stadium manager: 

Corry Moors

Stadium Manager - Wayville & Hillcrest

Phone (08) 8231 6711 Mobile 0408 575 814 Email

Daniel Hughes

Stadium Manager - Pasadena & Marion

Phone (08) 8374 4818 Mobile 0419 851 769 Email

Jarrod Cresp

Stadium Manager - Port Adelaide & St Clair

Phone (08) 8241 0655 Mobile 0414 776 115 Email

Michael Young

Stadium Manager - Morphett Vale

Phone (08) 8382 0143 Email

Country Local Basketball

There are 33 affiliated country basketball associations that run junior and senior basketball programs. Click here to find a local country association or for a list of country associations, please click here.


Most introductory basketball competitions are either school based or local venue based. For school competitions click here. Local affiliated venue based junior social competitions in Adelaide can be found below:

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