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Sep
30

Blog Inside Basketball
 
After over a decade of supplying and fitting indoor basketball units for Irish schools, GAA clubs and community centres, these units can be broadly broken down into two principal categories; Main and Practice basketball units.
 

Main Basketball Units.

 
These basketball units are usually found on either end of a sports hall and will facilitate competitive basketball matches.

1. Motorised ceiling mounted basketball units.

 
Dept. of Education specification (PE/594/31) with 1800mm x 1050mm Perspex boards, safety padding, spring loaded rings and brake cable safety devices.
 
This basketball option facilitates National League competitive basketball games and will retract back towards the ceiling when out of play. Most schools and community centres we have dealt with over the years would ideally prefer this option.
 
Ceiling Mtd Basketball
 

2. Main wall mounted units with Perspex backboards & spring loaded rings.

 
Main wall mounted side folding 1.75m up to 3.75m, 1800mm x 1050mm Perspex boards, safety padding and spring loaded rings.
 
When the ceiling mounted basketball option is not possible because of the sports hall structure/design or budget constraints we have installed these basketball units for a number of venues. National League basketball matches can be played using this specification.
 
Main basketball with Perspex

 

3. Main wall mounted side folding units with timber backboards.

 
Main wall mounted side folding units 1.75m up to 3.75m with 1800mm x 1050 timber backboards.
 
Schools & sports venues on a tighter budget maybe wish to forgo the Perspex backboards and break away rings while still being able to play competitive basketball matches. This indoor option however is not to National League standards.
 
Wall Mtd Side Folding with timber 1
 
 

Practice Basketball Units.

 
These units’ backboards are always the smaller 1200mm x 900mm and will be found on a sports halls side walls. There are normally four units in each sports hall for players to practice and hone their basketball skills.
 

 1. Practice side folding goals

 
Wall mounted practice side folding goals with up to 1.5m extensions and standard indoor basketball backboard, 1200mm x 900mm.
 
These types of practice units with extensions of up to 1.5m from the wall allow players to practice their run up techniques. The units fold away either vertically or horizontally when not in use. They can also be fitted with height adjusters as an optional extra.
 
Practice side folding basketball
 

2. Practice fixed goals

 
Wall mounted practice side fixed goals with up to 1.5m extensions and standard indoor basketball backboard, 1200mm x 900mm.
 
Again these types of practice units with extensions of up to 1.5m from the wall allow players to practice their run up techniques but remain in a fixed position from the wall. The height adjustor optional extra is again available for this indoor practice option.
 

Practice fixed basketball
 
3. Flat Fixed Basketball Practice Goals.

 
Standard indoor basketball backboard, 1200mm x 900mm, timber battens to suit.

 
This practice basketball option is chosen when budgets are tightest but a school or sports facility still wants its players to practice their basketball skills. As there are no wall extensions, players can’t practice their run up techniques.
 
Practice flat fixed basketball

 

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Contact Fitness Functions.

Contact Fitness Functions.

If you require more detailed indoor basketball information or pricing please do not hesitate to contact us, email our marketing manager; niall@fitnessfunctions.ie, visit our website www.fitnessfunctions.ie or low call us on 1890-252-856. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Jun
04

Basketball Padding Special Offer
 

Basketball Post Padding – Removable or Permanent?

 
When schools and sports clubs contact us regarding their safety post padding requirements, the conversation will always come down to one of two options; removable post padding that must be taken away after use or permanent post padding that will be left out in all weather. We manufacture both types of padding, specifically made for Department of Education Outdoor Basketball sets, in our premises in Co. Carlow.

Irish Sports Safety Padding

 

Removable Post Padding.

 
Our removable post padding incorporates Velcro backing to securely hold the basketball padding in place when in use. The Velcro also allows the padding to be very quickly attached/removed. Every school/sports club is different, some have issues with their courts being used after hours. Removing the basketball padding may make things less attractive to after hours visitors. The two main disadvantages to removable / Velcro safety padding are that the teacher/supervisor may find it annoying to constantly bring the padding in and out, (when they find it in the store room). The Velcro strip also isn’t as robust as the eyelets, with time and use the Velcro will wear.

 

Permanent post padding
 
basketball post padding

Permanent post padding comes in the form of approximately ten eyelets punched in the back of the padding and secured in place with cable ties. This type of padding is water proof,  has a range of easily cleaned covers and can be left out in all weathers. On balance this safety padding option proves to be more popular with schools and clubs. Once its secured in place, it stays there throughout the year.

 

Basketball Post Padding Special Offer.
 special offer

The school year is almost at an end, state exams across the country have started today so we have decided now would be a good time to extend a special offer.

 

Claiming your free Outdoor Basketball Padding?

 
To avail of this offer simply mention/reference ‘Blog Basketball Padding Offer’ when ordering, email niall@fitnessfunctions.ie

We’re offering only 10 sets of our Outdoor Basketball Safety Padding, worth (€240 – Vat & Delivery) at €210 until July 4th. So which ever comes first. When the 10 sets are gone – they’re gone!

 

Claiming your special offer Outdoor Basketball Padding?

To avail of this exclusive BLOG offer simply mention/reference ‘Basketball Padding Offer when ordering. Lo-call 1890-252-856 or directly email niall@fitnessfunctions.ie

Contact Us

If you have any queries or questions regarding Sports Basketball Padding for your School, GAA Club or Community Centre, don’t hesitate to email niall@fitnessfunctions.ie, Lo-call 1890-252-856 or visit our website www.fitnessfunctions.ie

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Aug
20

Outdoor Basketball Court Dimensions.

 

Oudoor Basketball Header

 
This is one of the shortest blog posts we’ve ever written but over the last 2 weeks we’ve been asked by school teachers and builders the dimensions to outdoor basketball so here it is. (click 3 times to get the best view)

Department of Education Basketball Sets.

The Department of Education have also got a standards & spec for Irish Schools including dimensions for its outdoor basketball posts, to view them click here.

 

Outdoor Basketball Court Dimensions.

 

Contact Fitness Functions.

If you need us to call out to your School or Sports Facility or require additional, basketball sets, basketball rings or backboard information please do not hesitate to contact us, email our marketing manager; niall@fitnessfunctions.ie or visit or website www.fitnessfunctions.ie. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Jul
15

Irish Builders Outdoor Basketball Installation Guide.

 

Outdoor Basketball Collage

 

Fitness Functions have supplied countless main contractors in recent years with Outdoor Basketball sets for new build Irish schools & colleges which conform to the Department of Education Outdoor Specifications. As we manufacture these sets in our premises in Co. Carlow, they’re always in stock and ready to ship directly to site.

Outdoor Basketball (PEO/150) parts list (c/w)

  1. - ground socket (2)Outdoor Basketball with Safety Padding.
  2. - insert caps (2)
  3. - upright 88.9mm pole (2)
  4. - extension arm with board bracket (2)
  5. - 4ft x 3ft back board (2)
  6. - heavy duty ring and net (2)
  7. - protective padding (2) (optional)
  8. - pack fixings & safety labels (optional)

Basketball Sockets Ordering & Delivery.

When a Builder places on order for a Basketball set (s) we organise delivery to site. These basketball sockets are often required on short notice especially if theresa new asphalt basketball court involved that no one wants to dig up !!

Outdoor School Basketball Installation Guidelines

  1. Install ground sockets at correct locations. If basketball court is unmarked check with architect or client for clarification. Each basketball socket requires hole size of min 500mm diameter and approximately 900mm depth. Ensure the basketball socket is set level with ground after installation. Concrete should be painted after installation. Vital: it is essential that ground sockets are correctly installed to ensure basketball poles are upright.
  2. Court size; sockets should be set 28m apart where possible, but at least 1m from end fences/walls. If necessary reduce court size to allow adequate safety runoff.
  3. Allow basketball sockets to settle for a minimum of 48 hours before assembling the goals. Two men should assemble the units. First place extension arm over the upright, lock the arm to the pole at approximately 4ft.
  4. Now, the board and ring should be attached to the basketball extension arm using the bolts supplied. Ensure the basketball board is level and plumb. Black target box should be towards the bottom of board-top of ring should line up with bottom line of small rectangle box (150mm from bottom of back board).
  5. Using a step ladder and bracing bar, bring the basketball board/arm/ring combination to the correct height. Lock the grub screws/bolts into position using allen key/19mm ratchet.
  6. The correct height from ground of the basketball ring is 10ft for seniors and 8ft6” for juniors.
  7. Ensure all bolts are fully tightened and attach safety warning labels to boards and/or uprights. Finally, attach safety padding (if supplied)

Contact Fitness Functions.

If you have any further queries or require some information regarding installation of outdoor basketball equipment please feel free to contact niall clancy, niall@fitnessfunctions.ie

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Jun
06

 

Outdoor Basketball Set 4 week exclusive offer.

The school year is all but over, exams guaranteeing once again good weather. However we are already looking forward to September when the schools return.

So to help out the manufacturing side of things all Outdoor Basketball Sets (or half set) orders placed before the 5th July 2013 can avail of 10% off the standard price of €1,000 (excluding VAT & Delivery) OR Free Basketball Safety Padding.

These Outdoor Basketball sets are:

  1. Made to Dept. of Education Standards.
  2. Consistently last over 25 years.

Basketball Posts 4 week offer.

 

How do I get my 4 week Outdoor Basketball Set offer?

1. Email me (niall@fitnessfunctions.ie) saying you wish to avail of this offer with your contact details and preferred delivery date.

2. Tell me which option you prefer:

- 10% Discount OR Free Safety Padding.

Contact Fitness Functions.

If you require additional, basketball sets, basketball rings or backboard information please do not hesitate to contact us. Email our marketing manager; niall@fitnessfunctions.ie. We look forward to your email.

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Feb
18

Irish Outdoor Basketball Backboards

 
Oudoor Basketball Header
 
There are numerous types and styles of backboards available today. The standard basketball backboard we supply, measures 1200 x 900mm x 20mm (4ft x 3ft) and can be genuinely used either for outdoor basketball goalsBasketball Fully Marked Backboard 4x3ft (1200x900mm) Dept. of Education Specifications. and also without doubt, for indoors.
 
This is exactly the same basketball board we supply, as standard, with our Department of Education Tenders. We use these heavier duty basketball backboards on all our indoor installations for community centres, sports clubs and school basketball cross court practice basketball sets because of their durability.
 

We manufacture…

As we manufacture & mark these boards our prices are always competitive. Delivery is 3-5 working days from order, available drilled for standard basketball ring pattern, if requested. Weight 10kg.
 

Pricing & Ordering.

For pricing and orders please email niall@fitnessfunctions.ie
 

Contact Fitness Functions.

If you require additional, basketball sets, basketball rings or backboard information please do not hesitate to contact us. Email our digital marketing manager; niall@fitnessfunctions.ie or call 059-9152889. We look forward to hearing from you.




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Feb
01

School Outdoor Basketball Sets.

To kick start 2013 we are giving away a FREE basketball with every school outdoor basketball set ordered, before the 31st March this year.

To claim your FREE Basketball?

To ensure you receive your free basketball with your order just mention/reference the flyer below, its that simple.

Email: niall@fitnessfunctions.ie OR Phone: 1890-252-856.

Click to View Outdoor Basketball Set.

School Outdoor Basketball Set

About our School Outdoor Basketball sets.

1.    Our outdoor basketball is made to strict Department of Education Specifications.
2.    We have supplied / installed hundreds of these sets for Irish primary and secondary schools over the past ten years, from Wexford, Dublin and Donegal to Kerry.
3.    Safety Padding; safety padding for the basketball posts is an optional extra

Outdoor Basketball surfaces & line marking.

In addition to our school outdoor basketball goals & padding, we apply basketball court lining and painting (as pictured above) to indoor & outdoor courts.

Contact Fitness Functions.

If you require additional, basketball sets, basketball rings or backboard information please do not hesitate to contact us. Email our digital marketing manager; niall@fitnessfunctions.ie. We look forward to your email.



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Nov
09

Basketball Rings, Standard or Heavy duty… what’s the difference?

 

We are Department of Education sports equipment suppliers and installers. We have been supplying basketball rings to Irish Schools, Community Centres and basketball clubs for almost ten years. We are constantly asked for advice regarding what basketball rings or basketball hoops are right for particular sporting venues, facilities or schools.

Heavy Duty Basketball Ring.

The Heavy Duty Basketball ring is our most popular hoop, its ideal for the majority of sports club and school use. This is the basketball hoop we supply as standard with our basketball goals for the Department of Education. Its extremely durable and capable of standing up to the toughest match play conditions.

Key Features.

  1. Fully welded supports,
  2. Heavy gauge steel.
  3. 45cm Powder coated solid steel basketball ring.
  4. Weight 6kg.
  5. Complete with net.

Online Shop Basketball Ring 10% November Discount.

All of these basketball rings are now available from our Online Shop, customers who enter this code: bball12 (on or before 30th November 2012) will receive 10% off their basketball ring purchases.

 

 

 

Budget Basketball Ring.

Where budgets are tight or the basketball ring will not need to stand up to serious punishment, the budget basketball ring could be a genuine option. This budget basketball ring is for light school or domestic use, where the need for a traditional ‘anti-vandal’ ring would not be required. Once again the ring is powder coated and made of solid steel.

 

Spring loaded Basketball Ring.

The spring loaded basketball ring is for use in practice matches, school matches or competitive matches. We have installed these spring loaded basketball rings mounted onto steel frames of Perspex or acrylic backboards in almost every county in the country.

Key Features.

  1. Break away 70kg.
  2. 45cm powder coated solid steel ring
  3. Din 4 hole pattern: 110mm x 90mm
  4. Enclosed flex mechanism
  5. Side guards for safety

 

If you require additional basketball rings or backboard information please do not hesitate to contact us. Email our digital marketing manager; niall@fitnessfunctions.ie or call 059-9152889. We look forward to hearing from you.




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May
09

Outdoor Sports Equipment Brochure.

 

We have just finished putting together our customised 11 page Outdoor Sports Equipment Brochure. It’s ideal for Irish School & Sports Clubs.

This concise brochure features our main outdoor products all of which we can and do install in Irish School & Sports Club yards and outdoor areas.

The vast majority of this sports equipment is manufactured at our facilities in Tullow, Co. Carlow which means if our sports equipment customers have special requests we are able to facilitate them.

Should you wish to instantly download a free Outdoor Sports Equipment Brochure, just click  download.

This Outdoor Brochure features:

  1. Outdoor Basketball (Department of Education Specifications) Click to View Outdoor Basketball Set
  2. Goalposts (GAA, Rugby, Football)
  3. GAA Equipment (Hurleys, Helmets, Gaelic Football, ball stop netting)
  4. Volleyball Posts. (details on sockets, caps, uprights & nets)
  5. Sports Safety Padding. (Bespoke padding solutions)
  6. Tennis Posts. (details on sockets, caps, uprights & nets)
  7. Playground Markings. (Most popular markings, hopscotch, snakes & ladders and activity trails)

If you should require any further marketing information on any of our Sports Equipment, please do not hesitate to contact me (niall@fitnessfunctions.ie or lo-call 1890-252-856)




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Apr
12

National Schools Outdoor Basketball Goals.

Following on from recent calls and e-mails from Irish National (Primary) Schools enquiring about smaller versions of our full Outdoor Basketball Units. As of today, we’re delighted to announce that we now manufacture basketball goals specifically for national (primary) schools requirements.

These goals are set at a fixed ring height of 8ft 6inches, powder coated or galvanised and completed with safety padding. We still recommend the Department of Education specified basketball goals but appreciate in these economic times that budgetary issues are top of a schools list. These junior basketball goals comply with all the relevant safety standards, as do all our basketball units.

Click to view Outdoor Basketball Set

Features of our National Schools Outdoor Basketball:

  1. Less costly than full outdoor basketball goals.
  2. Fixed ring height 8″6′.
  3. Weatherproof boards.
  4. Powder coated/galvanised finish.

Optional Extras.

  1. Installation Service.
  2. Protective Safety Padding.
  3. Board Upgrades: Fibreglass, Steel or Mesh Boards Available.
  4. Customised Boards with School Crest or Artwork of Your Design.
  5. Court Markings for all Sports.
  6. Full Colour Court Painting.

 

If you should require any further information on these or any of our Basketball Units, please do not hesitate to contact me (niall@fitnessfunctions.ie or lo-call 1890-252-856.



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