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 Miss Swish and Skills Academy programs are designed for children aged 5-12 years old, and aim 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.

All new registrations will receive a basketball. All returning registrations will receive a Nunawading Basketball T-shirt or training singlet.


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.

BEGINNER PROGRAM – MISS SWISH  | 5-10 years (Court 1)
Monday 4:00pm-4:45pm 


Participants must have turned 8 after December 31st 2023 to still be eligible
Tuesday 4:00 pm – 4:40pm (Court 1)
Tuesday 4:45pm – 5:25pm (Court 1)

Wednesday 4:00 pm -4:40pm (Court 1)
Wednesday 4:45 pm – 5:25 pm
Thursday: 4:00pm – 4:40pm (Court 1)
Thursday: 4:45pm – 5:25pm (Court 1)

SKILLS ACADEMY | 9-12 years only. 

Participants must have turned 12 after December 31st 2023 to still be eligible
Tuesday 4:00 pm – 4:40pm (Court 2)

Tuesday 4:45pm – 5:25pm (Court 2)
Wednesday 4:00 pm -4:40pm (Court 2)

Wednesday 4:45 pm – 5:25 pm (Court 2)
Thursday: 4:00pm – 4:40pm (Court 2)

Thursday: 4:45pm – 5:25pm (Court 2)
Cost: $80.00 per term, per child

Term 3 beginner programs are now open for enrolment, register here. 

Please see the week starting date for the Term 3 Beginner Program.

Week 1: July 22nd

Week 2: July 29th

Week 3: August 5th

Week 4: August 12th

Week 5: August 19th

Week 6: August 26th

Week 7: September 2nd

Week 8: September 9th


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. Trial sessions are not available in the last week of term. 


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. Please always refresh the schedule listed below to ensure Spook Hoops is running on the night of. As it is a casual class, classes are not always guaranteed. 



4:00pm – July 26

4:00pm – August 2

4:00pm – August 9

4:00pm – August 16

4:00pm – August 23

4:00pm – August 30

4:00pm – September 6

4:00pm – September 13

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 (Doctor’s certificate required) 100% Refund or Credit
  • Less than 7 days notice: In cases of injury and/or illness (Doctor’s 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 information please contact