Wharenui Gym – Social Basketball Venue

Social Basketball Christchurch Venue: Wharenui Gym


Address: 73 Elizabeth Street, Riccarton. (Corner of Matipo and Elizabeth Street)

Parking: Please park in the gym/school carpark behind the gym on the Matipo street side. Look for the massive Painted Mural on side of gym.



  • Entrance: The Wharenui Gym Reception/Entrance is on the Elizabeth street side.
  • Bonus: Free WIFI is available.
  • Watching The Games: Your friends or family can watch you play from the mezzanine floor above the courts or are welcome to sit around the perimeter of the courts to watch.
  • First Aid: In the event that you or a team member requires first aid please ask your referee to provide assistance. (All referees carry first aid kits).
  • Please note: This is a Christchurch City Council facility and all areas inside and outside the building are No Smoking.
  • Closing time: Cleaners close the Gym at 10pm each night – so please Leave Promptly if you have a late 9:15pm draw.
  • Further Information: Visit the Wharenui Gym Website.


Wharenui Gym – Social Basketball Venue



Social Basketball Christchurch Leagues Playing at Wharenui in 2023:


Monday night:

  • Court 1: Monday Mixed
  • Court 2: Monday Mixed

Tuesday night:

  • Court 1: Tuesday Mixed
  • Court 2: Tuesday Mixed

Thursday night:

  • Court 1: Thursday Men’s
  • Court 2: Thursday Mixed


If you are keen to enter a team in any of the Social Basketball Christchurch’s leagues playing at Wharenui gym, call Lisa on 027 345 3552 – or email her on socialbball@gmail.com



Social Basketball Christchurch at Wharenui Gym


In 2016, after 5 years of closure due to the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes, Wharenui gym re-opened its doors with a great new modern basketball stadium. The new Sports complex includes 2 side-by-side three-quarter size basketball courts.

Social Basketball Christchurch started off as a league in the old Wharenui gym (it was our main venue from 1992-2011) and since the mid-2016 reopening has returned: the basketball stadium is booked for our leagues for Mon, Tues & Thurs evenings. Given the gym’s central location and excellent facilities we are very pleased to be back. Thanks Wharenui.


Other Social Basketball CHCH Venues:


St Thomas College Gym

Bishopdale YMCA

Graham Condon Centre

Cathedral College Gym

Middleton Grange School Gym