Basketball Courts In Lara


When I was a teenager my mates & I headed down to the local school & played basketball all Sunday afternoon. We were there for hours, played with each other or we played with other kids that turned up. It was the highlight of the week. So many hours going head to head getting an awesome work out, keeping out of trouble & no electronic devices in sight.

Today, our kids don’t have the same opportunities. If the Lara Giants were able to build a stadium we would open it up for our members & members of the public where the kids would be safe to practice, play, have fun & able to burn up all that energy.

Map of Lara. Green dots are courts available for public use. Red dots not available

Chirnside Park

Location: Patullos Road Lara

Accessible: Yes

Size of court: Basically the size of the basketball key

Quality: 6.5 out of 10. Not much space but new concrete base makes it more appealing. Ring is solid & backboard is old but stable which makes it ok for some one on one or just shooting a couple of hoops yourself.

Community Centre

Location: Waverly Road Lara

Accessible: Yes

Size of court: Full size court

Quality: 6 out of 10. Seen better days. Always covered in debris, dirt & the rings & surface has seen better days. Very slippery & not overly safe

Grand Lakes

Location: Eastlakes Blvd Lara

Accessible: Yes

Size of court: Slightly more than a 3 point area with 1 basketball ring & a netall ring other end

Quality: 8 out of 10. A great little pop up court that is rather new. Quality ring, basket & pole. Concrete surface & a weird key paining but does the job. Hopefully more new park spaces will follow this simple addition to their open spaces

Esperance Reserve

Location: The Esperance Lara

Accessible: Yes

Size of court:

Quality:

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Lara Lake Primary – NO ACCESS

Location: Darcy Road or Lake Road Lara

Accessible: No

Size of court: Full size

Quality: 7 out of 10. Full sized court, rings are often damaged & backboard not full size. Line markings & surface could do with some care & repairs. But saying all that it is the only safe, full size court available in Lara so thank you to the Lara Lake Primary School.

Lara Secondary – NO ACCESS

Location: Alkara Ave Lara

Accessible: No. Behind gates cannot use unless you go to school there

Size of court: Full size court

Quality: 7.5/10 Very good court, well painted lines. Rings & backboard in good quality. Court can be slippery when wet

Size of court: Full size court

Quality: 7/10 Full size court. Rings & backboard in good quality. Concrete so can be slippery

Lara Primary – NO ACCESS

Location: Flinder Ave Lara

Accessible: No. Behind gates cannot use unless you go to school there

Size of court: Full size court

Quality: 8/10 Great court, well painted lines. Rings & backboard in good quality

St Anthony’s Primary – NO ACCESS

Location: Kees Road Lara

Accessible: No

Size of court: Full Size

Quality: 7/10. A good court now with added shade. Only accessible for students

Have we missed a court or basketball ring in Lara (other than your backyard). Send us the details to [email protected]

For the population of Lara & the number of kids playing basketball our options are so limited. We would like to see more opportunity for the families of Lara to be able to get outside & enjoy some fun.


Upcoming Events


30th
Jun
Lara Giants Hoop City Clinic

Free Hoop City Clinic for our U12 & U14 players. Register here https://forms.gle/EtpEfAyuyHh49Dvi7


14th
Apr
Uniform Day

Uniform Day is today at Lara Community Centre on Waverly Road Lara between 4pm to 6pm If you are a new player or needing a new Austin Lara uniform you can come along & collect your uniform today. First games are this week so make sure you are ready. To help ensure speedy service for […]


24th
Mar
Summer 2024 Presentation

Sunday March 24 – Details TBC


25th
Feb
Giant Clinic Term 1

Free Clinic for all in our community. More info www.laragiants.org.au/giantclinic24/


31st
Jul
Winter Presentation Day

Sunday August 27 Lara Primary School 1pm U10s, 2pm U12s 3pm Programs – Shooting Starts, Little Giants, Mighty Giants & Pipsqueaks 3:30pm U14s,  4:30pm U16s, u18s & u19s


17th
Jun
Trivia Twisties – Trivia Night

Join us for a fun night of Trivia…. But with a twist.  There will be a strong emphasis on TV, Movies, Sport & Music as well as other crazy fun games & activities for all to enjoy


3rd
Jun
Lara Giants – Geelong Supercats Club Night

The Lara Giants are off to watch the NBL1 action with the Geelong United Supercats on Saturday June 3rd at the Geelong Arena. More info Lara Giants – Geelong Supercats Club Night


7th
Mar
Presentation Day Summer 2023

Our summer presentation day is Sunday April 2


19th
Mar
Giant Clinic/ Come & Try

Free Clinic / Come & Try Session Sunday March 19 Lara Lake Primary


20th
Nov
Annual General Meeting

7pm Sunday Nov 20 Lara Community Centre – Youth Room   All positions will be declared vacant & a new committee will be elected. If you are passionate about helping our club as we head into the most important time in our 30 year history we would love for you to come along.