The culture of outdoor basketball courts is rooted in the simple appeal of playing ball with mates or with whoever happens to be at the park. With so much going on, the spontaneous nature suits our modern way of life. No membership, trainings, schedules or coaches - just park air, sun and game.
There are not enough indoor basketball courts to keep up with growth of traditional basketball in New Zealand.
This combined with the rise of 3X3 Basketball - that will feature for the first time at the Tokyo Olympics - is placing more emphasis on outdoor courts to fill the demand. Outdoor courts are far more cost effective and a free for all.
An outdoor court is a legitimate pathway for 3X3 players to go from the streets to the olympics.
On a well provisioned outdoor court, Local Basketball Associations will use these as an indoor alternative to run programs and/or tournaments, particularly summer leagues.