The Hoopsfix Foundation, in line with its mission, performs research to develop insights and help push British basketball forward.

Working with Basketball England, the Foundation contracted an independent researcher, Connor Russell, and while working with the University of Bath, is producing two pieces of funded research revolving around the importance of dedicated outdoor basketball courts in the UK.

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‘Developing the Basketball Community: Supporting Outdoor Basketball Courts Social and Community Interactions (UK)’, a qualitative piece, was submitted to the International Journal of Basketball Studies in spring of 2023 with the aim for review and publication before the end of 2023.

Meanwhile, a quantitative piece of research based around a survey completed by over 1500 members of the basketball community on their use of outdoor courts, is in the process of being written with plans for journal submission and publication later in the year.