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WWP (Where We Play) #2: Block 38, Cambridge Road

The second entry into the players’ favourite courts around Singapore is brought to you by the team’s veteran and site administrator.

Dave, G/F
Dave: ballin'

Block 38, Cambridge Road

Why Play here?
“It’s a 10 min bike ride from home. Nestled in a residential neighbourhood with greenery (and the CTE) close by. Teammate Tolga told me about this court and it has become my main shootaround spot.”

Pros

  • Good regulation height rims
  • Lighting on till 10 pm, 7 days a week
  • Foodpark and Supermarket across the street
  • Quiet during the day
  • Full-court games from 6pm on
  • Friendly players, fastbreaking style bball

Cons

  • Dusty concrete surface, punishing on shoes and balls
  • Nets tear regularly (players improvise and fix with clips though)
  • Large player groups, playing full-court: hard to use 1 basket at peak times
  • Dog droppings on the edges of the court/fence at times

Preseason ’15/16: practice and Uniform presentation at Sembawang PSA

With clear skies returning to Singapore this week, Entourage Bball Inc. players gathered at a rather exclusive location to continue preparation for Jammers Weekend League Season 12.
Tony, american center and Armed Forces serviceman, offered the team access to the sports facilities at PSA Sembawang this Saturday and we gladly accepted. The top-notch facilities, soon to be featured on the “Where We Play” page of the site, stoked the competitive fires in the Entourage crew. Practice was intense, fun and went on longer than planned.

DSC_7400Sembawang Gym; limited access, great court

Adding icing to the cake was the unveiling (or rather, the frantic unpacking) of the new team Uniforms post-practice.
DSC_7413“You got my number? No? You?…..”

The most productive pre-season session so far was a good step in the right direction. Jammers League’s new season has been delayed 2 months and counting, but the core of the team is still motivated, and most importantly, hungry for more Basketball.

This was emphatically demonstrated by Power Forward Tolga shanking a dunk off the back of the rim at the end of an exhausting 3 on 2 full-court drill, drawing praise from his teammates for the surprising attempt.

Basketball in Singapore: Where We Play #1

The city state of Singapore populated by 5.2 million people and boasting tight living conditions has a highly diverse Basketball infrastructure in place.
In this ongoing segment called “Where We Play”, the 2015/2016 players of Entourage BBall Inc. introduce their favourite courts and facilities around the Island. Enjoy.

Daniel, Center.
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Teban Gardens Rd, Block 44.

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Why play here? Daniel explains.
“I play here the most because i live nearby. The court has sligthly lower rims with plexi glass backboards and night lighting. I also made new friends here when i moved into the neighbourhood.”

Pros:

  • Decent competition level
  • Full court games nearly always available
  • Convenience stores nearby.
  • Post-game hunger? Zi Char (Chinese cuisine) stores nearby, open till 11 pm (Ever the local foodie, Dani recommends the XO fish head meat Bee Hoon at Blk 39 🙂

Cons:

  • Court surface gets dirty at times; sandy surroundings
  • Occasional lull in activity


More “Where We Play” entries to follow. Stay tuned.
29/10/15