Equipment

Netball requires a very large court, posts (nets) and a ball. The uniforms are also very important because each position has restrictions ont heir movement so an umpire must be able to clearly see that a player's position is.

 

 

 


Ball

A Netball is made of leather, rubber or similar material, weighing 400 - 450 g (14 - 16 ounces) and measuring 690 - 710 mm (27 - 28 inches) in circumference.

Court

Netball is played on a hard court or soft court. The court is divided into thirds which have bearing on where individuals on each team are allowed to be, and two semi-circular "shooting circles" at each end from within which all scoring shots must be taken.

A netball court is slightly larger than a basketball court, being 30.5m long and 15.25m wide (100' x 50'). The longer sides are called Side Lines and the shorter lines called Base Lines. The court is divided into three equal areas. A 90cm (3') diameter Centre Circle is located in the center of the court. A 4.9m radius semi-circle on each base line is called the Goal Circle.

Goal Posts

The goal posts are 3.05m (10') high from the top of the ring. The rings have an internal diameter of 380mm and are located 150mm forward from the post. The rings are made of 15mm diameter steel.

Uniforms

The seven players on each team get have specific letters on the front of their uniform:

GS - Goal Shooter

GA - Goal Attack

WA - Wing Attack

C - Center

WD - Wind Defence

GD - Goal Defence

GK -  Goal Keeper