Often referred to as “Wheelchair Basketball”
Possibly the most famous of the wheelchair sports, wheelchair basketball is a wildly intense court sport that can be played almost anywhere. With only a couple rule modifications from the able-bodied format, it is easy to see why this is one of the most watched Paralympic sports. Many can get started through a local league, and adjustable sport chairs allow beginners to find their settings before going full custom.
General Sport Chairs
Like many court sports, a specialized chair is often only necessary at the elite level. However, it’s adisable to make sure your sport chair has two features: basketball wings (the front guard bar) and anti-tippers (rear tip wheels).
Basketball chairs are very similar to general sport chairs, with a few customizations that aid in the contact-heavy nature and high-reach scenarios of basketball.
These chairs take the specialties of a basketball chair to the max. All custom measurements and extra durable.
Check out the equipment options available. Each one varies based on level of injury, but there’s something for everyone. Try a few different styles, and decide which is best for you.
Starting to Get Gear Envy?
The KBF Active Fund funds 100% of need for eligible SCI applicants to purchase their own adaptive sports equipment.
We’ve partnered with the world-class wheelchair basketball teams at the University of Arizona to create in-depth resources for all aspects of basketball. Learn more about their UA Adaptive Athletics here.
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