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 allows players, particularly younger children, to shoot from farther away!
Wizzy balls are designed to match our Hoop range, so you can gift the right size ball and hoop together!
What ball size to choose?
Ball size depends on the player's age and gender.
Size 1: Ages 2 and up.
Size 3 to size 5: Girls or boys ages 4 to 6 / U7 (under age 7) category (depending on skill level/club).
Size 5: Boys and girls ages 7 to 10 / U9 and U11 categories. Size 6: Boys ages 11 and 12 / U13 category.
Size 6: Girls ages 11 and up, and women.
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.
What's the ideal pressure to get good bounce from 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, use a pump with a pressure gauge for a more precise inflation.
At Tarmak, we recommend a pressure of 9 psi.
Enjoy your game!
What height basketball hoop should you choose?
The official height of a basketball hoop is 3.05 m (rim height).
If you want a basketball hoop for your child, you need something that will grow with them, that is height-adjustable.
There is no official hoop height for younger kids, so you can choose whatever suits them best.
Up to age 10, basketball hoops in clubs are set at 2.60 m.
After age 10, both girls and boys play with 3.05 m hoops.
Did you know that all Tarmak products are tested in the lab and real-world game 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 over 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 Tarmak basketball products?
Tarmak is a team of devoted basketball players who create products specifically 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 games.
Get all our sports tips on training and choosing the right basketball gear!
Tarmak is here for anyone playing basketball, from beginners to regulars. Check out our tips for training, equipping yourself, and playing alone or with friends.