#ProjectSwish: Historic North West court receives renovation

Basketball England have teamed up with Wirral Council to refurbish a historic North West court.

Meols Parade, on the Wirral, Merseyside, is just a stone’s throw from Hoylake YMCA, winners of the first English National Championship in 1936.

A collaboration between the council and #ProjectSwish has breathed new life into the site, with local ballers set to enjoy the dividends.

Before and after: The nets and backboards

A boost for the community

Basketball England’s Joint Chief Operating Officer Peter Griffiths said: “It really is pleasing to see Wirral Council being proactive and renovating the Meols Parade court, they have done a fantastic job.

“It’s also great that #ProjectSwish could get involved to provide the Sure Shot equipment needed to finish this project off.

“No doubt it will prove be popular with local players and a boost for the community.”

After initial work was undertaken by the council, they reached out to Basketball England for assistance in securing the equipment to finish the project.

New backboards, rings and nets were required and thanks to the ongoing partnership between Basketball England and Sure Shot, the court now has the finishing touches it needed.

Before and after: The playing surface and surrounding area


The court joins other recent #ProjectSwish renovations on courts such as North London’s Hendon Park and Leeds’ Mandela Community Centre.

BE and Wilson have also teamed up to create the #ProjectSwish ball with all proceeds going to the regeneration of basketball courts.