What makes the Tarmak Wizzy the ideal ball for children learning to play basketball?
Basketball is a sport that requires dexterity and agility.
To make it easier for your child to learn to play basketball, we created a ball that is 18% lighter than other balls of the same size. This makes it easier for them to score and pass successfully.
The outer cover has a foam layer, making it softer than a standard ball. Little hands won't be hurt, which will help your child build confidence.
What is the Wizzy ball? The perfect ball for playing with the Hoop!
The Tarmak Wizzy is the perfect ball for playing with the Hoop (the basketball hoop from Tarmak that can be set up anywhere).
The Wizzy is a size 5 basketball that is lighter than a classic ball. It is the right size for the Hoop and means that any player, particularly younger children, can shoot from farther away!
The Wizzy balls range is designed to match the Hoops range so you can be completely coordinated!
What ball size to choose?
The ball size depends on the player's age and gender.
Size 1: From ages 2 and up
Size 3 to size 5: Girls or boys ages 4 to 6 / Baby basket under 7 age group (depending on levels and clubs)
Size 5: Boys and girls ages 7 to 10 / Under 9 and under 11 age groups
Size 6: Boys ages 11 and 12 / Under 13 age group
Size 6: Girls - Women of all ages over 11
Size 7: Boys ages 13 and up, and men.
What ball should you use?
If you want a very durable ball, go for a rubber ball. If you're looking for a ball with a good ball feel, choose a leather or synthetic ball.
For a good bounce, how much should you inflate your basketball?
A basketball that is overinflated or underinflated will deliver a sub-par playing experience.
The recommended pressure is clearly marked on the ball by the manufacturer.
Ideally, you should use a pump with a pressure gauge for a more precise inflation.
At Tarmak, we recommend a pressure of 0.62 bar.
Enjoy your game!
What height basket should you choose?
The official height of a basketball basket is 3.05m (rim height).
If you want a basketball basket for your child, you need something that will grow with them.
For younger kids there isn't an official height so you can choose whatever suits them best.
Up to the age of 10, club baskets are set at 2.60m.
After the age of 10, both girls and boys play with 3.05m baskets.
Did you know that all TARMAK products are tested in the lab and in match conditions?
The design team behind the TARMAK products is based at Kipstadium in Northern France. It is constantly aiming to make basketball a more enjoyable experience. All Tarmak products have been tested in real-life situations by actual players for a number of weeks.
These regular tests, along with customer feedback, help us develop our products.
Lab tests are also carried out to check our products' various properties
Who designs the Tarmak basketball products?
Tarmak is a team of keen basketballers who develop products especially for playing basketball. The entire product range is designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding basketball players and to give you maximum enjoyment during training and matches.
Get all our tips on choosing the right gear and training!
Tarmak is here for anyone playing basketball, from beginners to regulars. Check out our tips for training, kitting yourself out, and playing alone or with friends.