New Basketball Training Facility Hoopers Heaven 37 To Open In Albion

Hoopers Heaven 37
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Albion welcomes 2023 with a new basketball centre called Hoopers Heaven 37, located in an industrial area along Greg Chappell Street.

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Hoopers Heaven 37 is an indoor professional basketball training facility with air conditioning and will feature two different areas, The Splash Zone and The Lab. 


Splash Zone is a shooting lane for up to two players with an NBA three-point line. It will also have 3D mapping technology, Dr Dish shooting machines, and on-court playback facilities.

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The Lab, on the other hand, will have an individual or team skills area with four hoops. It comes with 3D mapping technology and also a Dr Dish powered by the Internet, and its own shooting and ball skills area.

Basketball coach and former Brisbane Bullet Nigel Berghan decided to open the new basketball centre to give local athletes an opportunity to play at the highest level using the same technology as the world’s greatest players.

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It all started with his own daughter, also an athlete, who needed a space to train on. 

Berghan looked at studies and discovered that shorter sessions are the way to go to maximise one’s training. This is why he decided to focus on short, high intensity sessions which roughly last for around 50 minutes.

The new centre will be one of the two new basketball facilities expected to open in the inner-city at the beginning of 2023. 

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The other one, The Basketball Lab located in West End, has just opened. It’s by far the city’s only 24-hour basketball facility and is currently open to players of all ages and skill levels. 

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Meanwhile, Hoopers Heaven 37 is located at 17 Greg Chappell St, Albion. Stay updated about the centre’s opening by following them on Facebook.