WHY SHOULD YOU PLAY?
Plenty of reasons! “Basketball is a game that suits all styles – small and quick or big and slow. It’s non-contact but competitive and lots of fun,” says Underwood. Plus it’s great for your fitness, says Adelaide Lightning player Abby Bishop (right). “It works a lot of muscles, both upper and lower body.” She reckons everyone should dunk their toe in at least once. “If you don’t like it that’s fine, but just give it a try. If you love it or not, you’re a winner either way, because you’ll come out of it with new friends and skills. Contact your local basketball organisation to find a team that suits your age and skill level.”