Camp adds feisty edge to basketball
WITH some hot new skills in his armoury, Byron Bay basketballers had better watch out for Kai Tanaka-Graham.
The 12-year-old has been among dozens of the region's young players taking part in this week's summer holiday camp.
Shooting, dribbling and how to attack effectively were all part of the program, being led by former top player and coach Thalo Green.
Kai, who has been playing for about a year in Byron's junior competition, said he had learned some valuable new skills.
"I have learned how I can shoot a bit better," he said.
"I didn't used to be that good dribbling, but now I've had some more training, I feel a lot more confident.
"I've had a really good time. It's been awesome."
Lachlan Hale was among the other players in action during the first two days of the camp, which took place at the Byron Regional Sport and Cultural Complex.
The 11-year-old, from Lennox Head, said he had found the camp useful.
"I think it has sharpened up my skills," he said. "It has helped the way I shoot and helped my dribbling as well. I like just being part of a team. I like how when you do something good, your whole team is happy.
"I think everyone should give basketball a go."
Ballina Basketball Association is hosting a pair of camps to be held today and tomorrow.
Today's event is for players aged 12-14, while Thursday is for 16-18-year-olds. Players can turn up on the day for the sessions, which take place at the Southern Cross basketball stadium in Chickiba Drive from 9am-4pm.
For more information, call Eva on 0428 874 346.