Wheelchair Basketball is the most played disability sport in the world. It is a physically demanding sport whilst still being a great way to make friends, be part of a team and see the world!
The London Titans club is based in London and is the largest and most successful Southern England club. We are an amalgamation of two highly successful London clubs; The Hounslow Hurricanes formed in 1988 and the Raiders formed in 1998.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Who can play wheelchair basketball?
Wheelchair basketball can be played by anyone who is able to push a wheelchair. As a club we are able to cater for male & female players of any age from absolute beginners to elite athletes.
How is competition made fair?
Players with a disability are given a classification relating to their ability in a basketball wheelchair. There are 8 classifications between 1 – 4.5 points. Players without a disability are classified as 5 points. In matches, the total points for all 5 players must not exceed a certain amount (e.g. Premier Division – max 14.5 points)
What is the cost to train with London Titans?
There is no cost to come along and try wheelchair basketball initally. If you wish to attend regularly you can either pay £5 per session or £72 for the year.
How much does it cost to play competitive matches?
The cost to play in the national league is determined by the league you wish to play in and your age. It is currently £30 for an adult to play in the national league which is charged by British Wheelchair Basketball. The club also charges an annual subscription of £144 which covers all the cost of playing in the national league and general running costs of the club.
Do I have to play competitive matches?
No, you are welcome to come along and train without the pressure of playing in a competitive environment.
Do I need to have my own basketball wheelchair?
We are able to loan basketball wheelchairs to new members. Wheelchairs are available at all our training venues although it is advisable to contact us prior to coming along to ensure we are able to meet your needs.
Who coaches at London Titans?
We have many grade 2 coaches within the club including Paralympic athletes who are able to provide high standard of coaching to people of all abilities.
Can my friends and family join in?
We encourage friends and family to get into wheelchairs and try the sport.