Beach basketball

Beach Basketball is a modified version of basketball, played on beaches. It was invented in the United States by Philip Bryant.[1]


Beach basketball is played in a circular court with no backboard on the goal and no out-of-bounds rule, with the ball movement to be done via passes or 2½ steps, as dribbling is next to impossible on sand. Beach basketball has become a very popular, widespread competitive sport. Fifteen Annual World Championships have been organized.


In Germany beach basketball, or "Beachbasketball" as it is written in German,[2] is played in a way that is similar to basketball. The beach court is smaller than a standard basketball court and without lines. Over the year, several tournaments are held, ending in the German championship which is organized by the German basketball federation.[3] Within this tournaments various beach basketball teams play against each other.


  • A beach basketball team has three players plus a maximum of two players to change.
  • The court consists of a sand surface in the range of about 12–15 m, and two opposing basketball baskets and backboard, which are situated on the short sides of the pitch. Basically, there are no out lines.
  • A game lasts ten minutes, divided into two halves to five minutes. At halftime, the sides are changed.
  • In a tournament team mentioned first at the beginning of the first half is in the possession of the ball. The second mentioned team has the ball in the second halftime.
  • If the ball falls in the sand, the player first touches the ball may take the ball and continue unhindered.
  • In an indecisive outcome of the game there will be a shoot-out. Each player has a free throw.

See also


  1. ^ World Beach Basketball site
  2. ^ Wikipedia: Beachbasketball german site
  3. ^ German Basketball Federation: Beachbasketball Archived March 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ German beach basketball rules

External links

3x3 basketball at the 2008 Asian Beach Games

3x3 basketball at the 2008 Asian Beach Games were held from 24–26 October 2008 in Bali, Indonesia.

3x3 basketball at the 2014 Asian Beach Games

3x3 basketball competition (as Beach basketball) at the 2014 Asian Beach Games was held in Phuket, Thailand from 15 to 18 November 2014 at Karon Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand.


Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball (approximately 9.4 inches (24 cm) in diameter) through the defender's hoop (a basket 18 inches (46 cm) in diameter mounted 10 feet (3.048 m) high to a backboard at each end of the court) while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

Players advance the ball by bouncing it while walking or running (dribbling) or by passing it to a teammate, both of which require considerable skill. On offense, players may use a variety of shots—the lay-up, the jump shot, or a dunk; on defense, they may steal the ball from a dribbler, intercept passes, or block shots; either offense or defense may collect a rebound, that is, a missed shot that bounces from rim or backboard. It is a violation to lift or drag one's pivot foot without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands then resume dribbling.

The five players on each side at a time fall into five playing positions: the tallest player is usually the center, the tallest and strongest is the power forward, a slightly shorter but more agile big man is the small forward, and the shortest players or the best ball handlers are the shooting guard and the point guard, who implements the coach's game plan by managing the execution of offensive and defensive plays (player positioning). Informally, players may play three-on-three, two-on-two, and one-on-one.

Invented in 1891 by Canadian-American gym teacher James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States, basketball has evolved to become one of the world's most popular and widely viewed sports. The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the most significant professional basketball league in the world in terms of popularity, salaries, talent, and level of competition. Outside North America, the top clubs from national leagues qualify to continental championships such as the Euroleague and FIBA Americas League. The FIBA Basketball World Cup and Men's Olympic Basketball Tournament are the major international events of the sport and attract top national teams from around the world. Each continent hosts regional competitions for national teams, like EuroBasket and FIBA AmeriCup.

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