Christmas Scrimmage, Fun & Food

15th December 2023 Our yearly Christmas event involves basketball, fancy dress, food and more! It’s a time for players to scrimmage, yes in fancy dress and come together with smiles and laughter. More importantly we ask players to donate to our Community Give Back Campaign, players and the community donate food and small gifts. Christmas […]

Men’s Summer Tournament

Date TBC For the first time in Hoops B4 Work history we are delivering our first ever Men’s Basketball Tournament. We have listened to our players and are planning to make this a yearly event, with a strong focus of Men’s Mental Health and the positive effects sport can have on mental wellbeing. 2023 Summer […]

Women & Girls Development Sessions

Mondays 7-8:30pm With Hoops B4 Work sessions being mixed, we understand that not every woman wants to participate in a mixed basketball session. This could be due to personal preference or religious reasons. We feel it’s important that everyone has equal opportunities to be active and play basketball in an environment that’s comfortable to them. […]

Coaching basketball: Ruth Eytle’s feeling of freedom, love and escapism

A poncho and a sachet of salt can go a long way when you are running the London Marathon, just ask basketball coach Ruth Eytle, who completed her maiden 26-miler in the rain in April, raising £4300 for the Young Lewisham Project and her junior basketball club Activities 4 U.  The Londoner didn’t find the gruelling run ‘too […]

Stathi

If you’re looking to improve your basketball skills at any level, Coach Ruth will encourage and support your journey every step of the way. She has an unwavering level of positivity and energy that really drives you to play at a higher level. I’ve been going to the sessions since the beginning of HoopsB4Work’s inception […]

Joshua

I joined Hoops B4 Work 9 months ago and last played basketball when I was 12. It’s been a huge learning curve and an excellent way to keep fit now im 31. Coach Ruth is hands-on and patient, helping me gain skills and confidence. The sessions are a great balance between basic and advanced techniques, […]

Yves

A great opportunity to play basketball, improve one’s game and fitness in a positive and diverse environment. Training sessions and scrimmage sessions cater to all abilities. Coach Ruth, who leads the programme and coaches most sessions, has a knack for bringing the best out of you and help you progress. One of the best reasons […]

Marj

Have been attending Coach Ruth’s sessions for around 4 years now and could say it’s one of the best basketball sessions in London. There are different sessions running a few days a week, which provides you with a different experience. The sessions are a great way to start the day leaving me energised and with […]

Paul Davis

Coach Ruth has brang a small community together with alot of fun and enthusiasm. I always look forward to coming to play in the mornings as it’s a great motivation to start my day.

Kelly Bonnar

I joined Hoops (and started basketball) when the sessions were outdoors due to the pandemic. My brother had discovered Hoops and encouraged me to come along- I was nervous as I was a beginner but love to exercise in the morning and saw it as a great opportunity to hang out with him! 3 years […]