Now a sport played globally, Basketball originated in the USA in the early 1890ís, and like most sports has developed into a highly technical and physically challenging game. Many basketball shops have evolved that specialise in selling equipment and clothing for the increasing numbers of players. Kids love the fast action and skills required to play basketball well, and are frequent visitors to the basketball shops to get up to date with the latest trends.
Traditional basketball shops and online retailers all sell basic and sophisticated balls, nets and clothing to cater for all budgets - many houses throughout the UK can often be seen with a practise basketball net fixed to the side of the house or garage. Most sports centres will have a flexible area that can accommodate many different sports, and basketball shops will sometimes sponsor the competitions and event that will be held in these areas.
As with most sports, there are some highly paid and admired players who endorse balls, clothing and footwear, all of which proves an extra source of profitable revenue for the basketball shops. Having the right basketball shoes is probably the most important part of playing the game, as ankles can easily be damaged during the fast turns and runs if not properly supported.