The avant-garde Adenta basketball court will officially be unveiled on December 21 at a colourful press conference at the the SSNIT flat.
Top dignitaries including officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, echelon of the Ghana Basketball Association, pressmen and crazy players, both old and new and fans will converge and be part of the historic handing over ceremony to Rite Multimedia.
The facility is strategically positioned at a location which has produced lots of talents in the West African country and continues to churn out players who continue to thrill fans in the Greater Accra Basketball League.
The court will provide a source of relieve for players who have craved for such a facility to enhance their training regime and build a strong team that will be capable of fighting for honours in the inaugural Under-18 Community basketball dubbed ‘Community Dunks’
Aside from being a great spectator sport, the game is also a great way to get in shape, learn teamwork, and to attain self discipline. Being that it’s not a frightfully difficult game to play, and that it’s a lot of fun, it is often a popular choice among those looking for a new sport to play.
Basketball develops physical fitness, as many sports do, but the intense, fast-paced action of a typical basketball game simultaneously develops speed, hand-eye coordination and cardiovascular endurance in a way that other sports might not and that is where the continual usage of the court will help resident build their physical capacity as shooting, defending and passing develop upper-body fitness.
The facility will be useful to not only players who want to make a career avenue out of it. According to a research by the American Council on Exercise, playing the game control the weight of individuals, for instance, a person who weighs 170 lbs, burns 617 calories playing a basketball game for an hour.
Even if you don’t participate in a full-court basketball game, you still can burn significant calories playing basketball. For example, a 170-lb. person who practices shooting the ball for an hour burns 347 calories and that clearly will be one of the physical attribute those persons within the vicinity and its environs would derive from using the facility.
For the youth in the area, the court would be used to help them imitate their heroes. For older people, playing the game regularly would offer a way to engage in fun competition while getting regular, rigorous exercise.
The facility will also provide constant social interaction which benefits young and old players alike.
If you are interested in getting started in basketball, or you are just looking to give your game a little lift, then the new court at the residential Adenta surburb of Accra will provide the perfect tonic to try your hands.