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Mens Leagues – Social Basketball Christchurch 2024

Christchurch Men’s social basketball competitions: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night leagues.


Are you and a group of friends in CHCH keen to join a fun, organised, social basketball league?

Choose from Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night leagues, and enter your team for 2024 now.


  • Dates: Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday night during 2024, commencing week of January 15th: (Pick your night and – Register your team here now).
  • Venues: 

Monday Mens playing at Bishopdale YMCASt Thomas CollegeCathedral College, Hillmorton High & Mairehau Gym.

Tuesday Mens playing at Middleton Grange, Graham Condon CentreSt Thomas College & Hillmorton High.

Wednesday Mens playing at Cathedral College, Wharenui Gym, Hillmorton High & Mairehau Gym.

Thursday Mens playing at Wharenui Gym and Graham Condon Centre

  • Duration: Leagues run in 4 blocks of 12 week draws over the course of the year.
    2024 dates for the four 12 week rounds are:
    Round 1:  The week of Monday January 15th to Monday April 1st 
    Round 2:  The week of Monday April 8th to Monday June 24th
    Round 3:  The week of Monday July 1st to Monday September 16th
    Round 4:  The week of Monday September 23rd to December 9th

  • Game times: Earliest 6:15pm & latest 9pm. (Your team’s game time will rotate in the draw each week: where necessary we try to accommodate those who generally prefer early or late games – just let Dave know if you have a preference).
  • Running clock: 40 minutes. (2 halves of 20 minutes, with a 1 minute half-time break).
  • Suitable for: Players 18+, who are enthusiastic, love basketball and want to play in organised games that are not overly competitive.
  • Skill level: The emphasis is on the social in ‘social basketball’. Most teams range from Semi-Beginner to Intermediate, but there are some advanced players in the leagues too. (We divide the draw to ensure that teams are generally relatively evenly matched to make for consistently good games).


To enter a team, or for further information on organising your team / being a team captain, call Lisa now on 027 345 3552. Or email her on:


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Why enter a Mens Social Basketball League?


  • It’s the best: For 25 years, and with over 150 teams already playing each week, the leagues are the most established and well organised in CHCH.
  • Fitness: It’s an excellent workout – you get the dual benefits of anaerobic exercise mixed with lots of muscle endurance and strength from all the explosive movements. And it’s a lot more fun than going for a run in Winter.
  • Fun: Play basketball in a social setting with a great standard of refereeing on non-slippery courts.
  • Socialise: Play in a social team with your friends or workmates – it’s a great way to catch up each week and have some fun.
  • Economical: Reasonably priced at $60 per team per game (this works out at $8-$10 per person per night).
  • Fair: As a socially conscious business Social Basketball Christchurch donates a considerable amount to local and international charities each year. Read about it here.


Information for Team Organisers/ Captains:


  • Get a groups of friends and/ or workmates and enter a team.
  • We recommend you get 7 to 10 people for your team.
  • Choose a team name. Choose a team colour (Uniforms are optional).
  • Further details about Registering A Team are Here.


For further info read the Social Basketball League CHCH FAQ


To enter a team, or for further information on organising your team / being a team captain, call Lisa now on 027 345 3552 Or email her on: