Beginner Programs

The Nunawading Basketball Development Programs deliver high-quality fundamental skill development and a fun learning environment. Providing boys and girls with a fun and safe basketball experience that serves as an introduction to a lifetime of involvement in the game.

Children learn the fundamental motor skills for future physical activity and sports participation along with the basics of fitness conditioning, muscle management, and well-being. Important physiological and mental skills are nurtured, and respect for others as well as social, teamwork, and cooperation skills are developed.

Our programs are designed by our elite-level coaches for multi-functional environments, creating greater self-confidence and fostering a sense of teamwork for young athletes while focusing on basketball fundamentals. We are aware that our beginner programs are a fun and safe environment for young athletes to get comfortable with the game however, after 2-3 terms, participants will be encouraged to pursue a team with one of our domestic clubs. You can find a list of our junior domestic clubs here. 

All programs are run at Nunawading Basketball Centre on Burwood Highway. Children are required to wear comfortable clothes and non-marking shoes. 


At Nunawading Basketball, the Skills Academy is set up for children aged 5-9 years old, designed to provide the foundations of skill development. Each week we will deliver professionally designed programs to foster this continual development on lowered rings to encourage correct technique.

Skills Academy sessions are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday during the school term. Registration is $80 per term, per child.

All new registrations will receive a starter pack which will include a basketball for this term that you will be required to bring each session.


As well as the Skills Academy, Nunawading Basketball is excited to provide the Miss Swish Program. Designed as a girls-only alternative on Mondays that looks to provide a comfortable and energetic environment for young girls to learn basketball basics.

Miss Swish sessions are available on Monday’s during the school term. Registration is $80 per term, per child.

All new registrations will receive a starter pack which will include a basketball for this term that will you will be required to bring each session.


Fast Break is a new introduction to the Nunawading Basketball Development Program and is designed for those aged 10-14 years old who are new to basketball and want to continue to refine their fundamental skills.

Fast Break will replicate our Skills Academy and Miss Swish sessions as we deliver professionally designed programs for athletes 10 and up. Fast break sessions are available on a Friday during the school term. Registration is $80 per term, per child.

All new registrations will receive a training shirt for this term that you are encouraged to wear each session. Fast Break participants must bring their own ball. 


Trial sessions are available for those wanting to attend a class Tuesday – Thursday prior to enrolling in the term. Trial sessions are a once only offer to each potential participant and are $10 to be paid at the door. Please email prior to attending. Please note, trial sessions are not included in the full price of $80 when you enrol for the term. That amount, should you wish to continue, is paid in full upon registration. 


Spook Hoops casual basketball sessions at Nunawading Basketball Centre are a less structured introduction to basketball skills and terminology. Spook Hoops sessions run every Friday from 4:00pm and can be paid for on the night at the door. This is the perfect environment to ‘come & try’ in a safe and fun environment for children aged 3 – 7. 


Friday – February 9 
Friday – February 16
Friday – February 23
Friday – March 1
Friday – March 8
Friday – March 15


For further information please contact

MISS SWISH MONDAYS | 5-9 years (Court 1)
Monday 4:00pm-4:45pm 

Cost: $80.00 per term, per child

SKILLS ACADEMY | 5-9 years (Court 1 midweek, Court 3 for Sunday)
Tuesday 4:00pm-4:45pm (Court 1)

Wednesday 4:00pm-4:45pm (Court 1)
Thursday: 4:00pm-4:45pm (Court 1)
Sunday 12:30pm-1:15pm | 1:20pm-2:05pm (Court 3)
Cost: $80.00 per term, per child

FAST BREAK  | 10-14 years (Court 1)
Friday: 4:00pm-4:40pm Cost: $80.00 per term, per child

Please find the Term 1 Development program schedule below. Please note, the dates listed are the start of the week for the program to run the week of: 

Week 1:  5th February 

Week 2:  12 February 

Week 3: 19 February 

Week 4: 26 February

Week 5: 4 March 

Week 6: 11 March* 

Week 7: 18 March 

Week 8: 25 March 

*There will be a make-up class for the Monday class, the week of March 11 due to the Labour Day Public Holiday. 

Registrations for Term 1 are now closed. Please check back in late March for Term 2 registrations. 

For further information regarding our programs not listed above, please email

Refund and Credit Policy

Refunds and credits are available in accordance to the below:

  • 7+ days before first class: In cases of injury and/or illness (doctors certificate required) 100% Refund or Credit
  • Less than 7 days notice: In cases of injury and/or illness (doctors certificate required) 50% Credit only
  • Change of mind or clash of schedule after starting week: No refund. 25% Credit 

Please note, full refunds are not available. An admin fee of $5 per child and PlayHQ fees will be deducted from any withdrawals not listed above. 

Credits will not be issued for late enrolment. 

For further questions, please send all enquiries to