Basketball courts

Malvern’s Victoria Park basketball courts are open to the public this weekend

AFTER two years of planning, Victoria Park will finally open the doors of the two new basketball courts on Sunday.

The public will be able to shoot hoops for the first time this bank holiday Sunday as part of the Mayor of Malvern’s Bank Holiday Bonanza to be held at Victoria Park.

The fun day starts at 11am and will continue until 5pm, with live music, street entertainment, mini fairground rides, traditional party games and a mini food market.

Usually held in Priory Park, the Mayor’s Bonanza has moved to Victoria Park this year to celebrate the opening of the new basketball courts, which is the first step in the revitalization of the park at Malvern Link.

Malvern Mayor Nick Houghton will officiate the opening ceremony at noon, after which there will be an afternoon of basketball training sessions, shooting competitions and club-sponsored 3v3 tournaments local basketball clubs Malvern Mavericks and Worcester Wolves Academy.

It took five long years of hard work by local basketball enthusiasts Jon May and Tom Bennett to bring this to fruition, and now, in conjunction with Malvern City Council, the two new state-of-the-art courts will be the very best outdoors. community basketball courts in the UK.

The courts are full size and “NBA approved” and fully wheelchair accessible.

They have a Flexcourt surface that drains well, minimizing the amount of weather damage and lost playing time due to rain and frost.

So bring your basketball to Victoria Park on Sunday and have fun.