Mitre Arena Basketball

  • Moulded rubber blend, nylon wound basketball
  • Suitable for all surfaces
  • Fitted with a high air retention bladder
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The Mitre ® Arena Basketball is excellent value for money, ideal for schools and colleges.
 
Features
 
  • Moulded rubber blend, nylon wound basketball.
  • Suitable for all surfaces.
  • Fitted with a high air retention bladder.

Additional Information

  • Basketball sizes vary by age, gender, and level of play. The official size of the basketball used by the NBA is 29.5 inches (size 7) in circumference. That's the same size used throughout men's college and high school basketball leagues. The WNBA uses a slightly smaller ball, measuring 28.5 (size 6) inches in circumference.
  • For international play, specifically FIBA, the basketball used is what's called a Molten GL7 for men and Molten GL6 for women. These basketballs typically feature two different colours and are slightly bigger, with a 30.7-inch circumference for the men's ball and a 29-inch circumference for the women's.
  • Boys in middle school (or ages 12-14), use a 28.5-inch ball (size 6), as do all women and girls ages 12 and up. For anyone, male or female, between the ages of nine and 11, a ball size of 27.5 (size 5) inches in circumference is recommended and is the most commonly sized ball used in youth basketball leagues.
  • Boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 8 use a basketball between the sizes of 22 inches and 24.5 inches in circumference, depending on the individual's hand size, which can be determined by a coach or parent by measuring from the bottom of the individual's palm to the tip of his or her middle finger.
  • An NBA basketball must be inflated to a pressure of 7.5 to 8.5 PSI. The WNBA uses the same pressure regulations.
  • In the NCAA, inflation requirements are given in weight, with the men's ball having a maximum weight of 22 ounces and the women's ball having a maximum weight of 20 ounces. In FIBA play, the official rules state that the ball "be inflated to an air pressure such that, when it is dropped onto the playing floor from a height of approximately 1,800 mm measured from the bottom of the ball, it will rebound to a height of between 1,200 mm and 1,400 mm, measured to the top of the ball."

 

Item Code Size Colour Price Price ex. VAT Unit Manufacturer Part Code Ean
IT031714 7 White £4.99 £4.16 Each BB2300BIE SZ7 5037823446826

Basketball Size Buying Guide

Size 3: Mini Basketball and Key Stage 1, 5-7 year olds; circumference 56-57cm.

Size 5: Key Stage 2, 7-11 year olds; circumference 69-71cm/27.5inches.

Size 6: For both male and female players aged 11-14 years; circumference 72-74cm/28.5inches.

Size 6: For female players aged 14+; circumference 72-74cm/28.5 inches.

Size 7: For male players aged 14+; circumference 75-76cm/29.5inches.

Customer Reviews for Mitre Arena Basketball

  • 5 out of 5 Good Quality Mini Basketball

    Newitts Verified Purchase (20 Sep 2016)

    The basketball is perfect replacement for original basketball lost for my childrens little tykes mini basketball net and delivered on time.

  • 4 out of 5 Mitre Basketball

    Newitts Verified Purchase (1 Jun 2014)

    Good so far so good, in my sons words... 'awesome and pretty bouncy, cool a great birthday present'- he was 7 and I'm sure he will have many years of fun with it!!

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