Clapham Common Court
RAISE THE GAME: CLAPHAM COMMON
We’re incredibly excited to announce the opening of our third, and final, refurbished court for 2021, in Clapham Common, South London. This court now joins The Baltizone in Paris, Via Lazio in Milan, and Poblenou in Barcelona in an effort to promote inclusivity,bring the youth community together socially and support growth of the game across Europe.
Clapham Common Court is a hub for all members of the community and the inspiration for the court design reflects the colourful and unique style of the South London neighbourhood. It features a bold colour palette and vibrant pattern to engage players, encourage play and attract interest from the local community. There are already plans, in preparation for further basketball events next Summer, for court seating to be added to make this venue one of the leading outdoor courts in the UK! The concept was developed by Peter Simmons from brand and marketing agency, 5or6, in collaboration with Hoopsfix.
Former Brixton Topcats player, artist and integral member of our London basketball network, Sevian Witter, designed the bespoke basketball kits for the local community which will be gifted to all the local players.
"I still can't quite believe this has finally happened - it's been 3 years in the making to get it over the line, but it was so worth it and will benefit the London hoops community for decades to come. I can't thank Foot Locker enough for their support in making it a reality, along with the NBA and Basketball England. I'm looking forward to Clapham Common becoming a hub of basketball activity and being able to run our own events there every summer!" Sam Neter, Founder of Hoopsfix, comments
To tip off the celebrations, local basketball teams and players from South London were invited to Clapham Common to take part in various open sessions including shooting contests, competitions, coaching sessions, and scrimmages led by Sam and the team at Hoopsfix.