Slam dunk for free at London's newest basketball facility
Now I'm not going to pretend I'm some kind of basketball expert, for I am certainly not. What I do know though is that it's a sport which involves some players, two netted hoops and a lot of bouncing (of an orange ball).
But to enjoy any sport, you don't have to be an expert on its whys and wherefores. You don't even need to be any good at it. Bags of enthusiasm are just about all that's required, and if you're the kind of person who's up for a new challenge, then how about checking out London's newest basketball facility, The Regal, at the Black Prince Community Hub in Lambeth, south London.
Built by Nike, the bling-tastic new indoor court features gold-plated hoops with tinted glass backboards, digital shot-clocks and scoreboard, and some fetching gold-coloured markings on a dark-painted sprung wooden floor.
The dedicated centre, which proudly calls itself "the new home of basketball", is open to all and free to use, and encourages people of all ages and abilities to go along and give the game a go.
A leading basketball coach is also working at The Regal, offering useful tips and tricks to help you improve your game and have more fun.