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Essex Basketball 3x3 - Summer 2023

When is the next event?
Sunday July 16th 2023


Taking place at the Southend Leisure & Tennis Centre and hosted by Essex Basketball, this event has been created with the assistance of the Commonwealth Games 'Inspire A Generation' Fund.

What Categories Are There?

Will depend on the final entries, but at least 2 Junior categories plus senior (18 and over), female & ‘open’ genders, plus Wheelchair ‘open’.  If you’re entering a mixed gender team, choose an ‘open’ category.  Whole day runs 9am-6pm but categories will focus on one part of the day, times TBC.  Junior categories may be merged to make up a viable competition.

If your category is full - email us as we may open up extra space for popular categories -

About The Event

  • ·         FIBA3x3 Official Rules

  • ·         FIBA3x3 ranking points

  • ·         Licenced & Qualified Game Officials & Scoreboards

  • ·         4x Half Courts

  • ·         Music

  • ·         Bring some water – some food/drink available at the venue & McD’s 5 mins walk away.

How do I enter a team?

  • ·         Players will need a free profile at

  • ·         Players will need at least a free basic membership (Supporter Account) of the Basketball England Website – you may already have this or indeed a playing licence as well – you can get a free membership here:- Basketball England

  • ·         Cost will be £36 per team of 3 or 4 players, paid in advance of the payment deadline set by the organisers via PayPal to secure your place - each team will play a minimum of 3 games.  Each player will receive a free event t-shirt after their games.

  • ·         Team Captains - enter your team, then add players to your team - to enter – go here

​​            If you don't enter accurate contact details - we will not be able to contact you about the event

New to 3x3 Basketball?

3x3 Basketball is a variation on 5v5 Basketball, featuring two teams of three players competing in a half-court game with one basketball hoop. There are also specific rules of the game which make it different from standard 5v5 basketball, played on a full court. A long-time staple of street/park games, 3x3 basketball is now an international sport thanks to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), which promotes the game with 3x3 tournaments like the FIBA 3x3 World Cups for men’s and women’s basketball teams.  The sport is now both an Olympic and Commonwealth Games sport.
For more information on 3x3 basketball, visit: or check out the FIBA3x3 YouTube channel at

What are the Rules?

FIBA3x3 have created a Youtube video, explaining the basics of 3x3 basketball for all those new to the game.

You can watch it on The Official Rules of the Game - FIBA 3x3 - YouTube

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