Slam dunk success as Paignton Sports Hub revitalises basketball hoops

Paignton Sports Hub has successfully restored its basketball hoops thanks to a grant from Active Devon. The sports hub on Waterleat Road provides Paignton Academy students and the wider community with 16 courts for badminton, basketball, netball, football, and gymnastics. It is the only multi-court site available in Torbay for hosting both junior and adult basketball tournaments throughout the year, nurturing athletic talent and fostering community spirit.

Given its regular use by more than 1,400 students and 1,000 residents, Thinking Lettings applied for funding to upkeep the facilities. They were successful and received a generous £15,000 grant from Active Devon to help bring new life to the centre.

The restoration project focused on the popular basketball hoops, which are used by many students and community clubs across the region. The successful repairs have brought the hoops back to their full functionality, providing a welcoming space for players of all ages to enjoy the game.

Cody Levell, fitness and lettings manager at Paignton Hub, said: "Active Devon is dedicated to inspiring and supporting the people of Devon to be active, and we would like to thank them for their funding. The grant will support basketball as a provision for the students at Paignton Academy and the clubs and community across Torbay.

"We are delighted with the successful repair of the basketball hoops. Installing new motors has restored the hoops' full functionality, which will now be available for our community to use and enjoy. Celebrating the restoration of our beloved basketball hoops is not just about repairing equipment; it's about rekindling the passion for the game and revitalising the community spirit that thrives within these courts."