Welcome to SwiSh Basketball - the players choice for basketball in the UK!

Please find below answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about shopping at SwiSh...

Q. What size should I get?

A. All clothing, footwear and basketball products should have a link to the relevant sizing guide for the brand and age/gender it is in tended for.  The Size Chart link is on the rightmost tab of the Product Description area (below the main product image on the product page). Right Mouse Click here to view location Link to size chart location

We recommend using the filters on the left of the category page (wide screens) or below the category page (mobile/portrait format screens) to select from the sizes and view what is available in your size (multiple selections possible - e.g. M and L).

Another usefull hint, particularly when buying a gift is to measure a garment of the required fit as a comparison.

Q. How quickly will I receive my order?

A. We usually dispatch within one working day of payment clearance on most orders. Extra checks on payment or address verification, particularly where shipping is to a different address, can cause delay in dispatch, as can unexpected stock issues. Please ensure your contact details are entered accurately so we can contact you to resolve any issues and prevent unnecessary delays.  

Some items are marked as 'direct from supplier' or 'subject to availability check' and delivery is according to the suppliers stock levels and carrier service for these items. We aim to keep you informed of expected delivery as the order is processed. Please check with us before ordering if your need is time critical on these items.

Dispatches are made Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays. 

Delivery times are from dispatch, counted in working days rather than elapsed days, and dependant on the service used. For most orders your will have a choice of delivery service as part of the checkout process, including First Class and Second Class and Special delivery services through the Royal Mail to UK addresses (please see www.royalmail.com for the service definitions if you are not sure). Our free delivery option on orders over £50 is normally up to 3 days for delivery. For overseas shipments delivery is normally within a week.

Q. Can I track my order?

A. If you choose a shipping option with tracking, we will send you the tracking reference and carrier name when your shipment is prepared for dispatch. This also applies on overseas orders and most free deliveries,

To monitor progress of your delivery go to the carriers website and use the tracking number provided in their tracking form.

N.B.: Royal Mail tracking does not start until they have collected from us and logged the shipment in at their sorting centre. This is usually in the evening of the day of dispatch.

Q. I want to return product(s), how do I do it?

A. The returns information should have been printed on the back of the shipping document in with your order or can be found online in our terms and conditions or through this link for new, unused, suitable for resale items.

If you should find a fault with a product we have supplied, please discontinue use of the product and contact us by phone or email as soon as the fault is identified. We will establish the nature of the fault and what remedial action is appropriate.

Q. How quickly will I receive a refund if I return something?

A. Returns are processed in batches once or twice a week. Once the products have been checked as being in unused condition, refunds are initiated. The monies are returned to the original source of the payment, e.g. your PayPal account or your credit or debit card account.  How quickly the refund shows in your account depends on the terms of that account and can be from instant to several days.

Q. Do you ship to my country?

A. We currently only ship to UK and western European addresses. If your location does not appear in the country list in the checkout then we do not ship there.

Q. Do you ship to highlands and islands of the UK?

A. Any product under 5kg in weight can be shipped to any UK address for our standard postage costs, including highlands and islands (IOM, Jersey, Guernsey, etc.) and BFPO addresses. 

Posts, large equipment or bulk orders are limited to UK Mainland addresses or may be subject to a delivery surcharge. Please call or email for a quote if you are unsure. 

Q. How much does shipping cost to my location? 

A. All shipping costs are dependent on the size and weight of the items ordered and the destination and speed of delivery.  

If you want to check the cost for your order, then add item(s) to the cart, go to the checkout and enter the country selection to view the shipping options and costs.

UK orders over £50 have the option of free delivery. Faster services, lower value orders and non UK locations will have the cost listed in the checkout before you submit the order.

Q. Any advice on inflating my basketball? 

A. Most balls are supplied uninflated or partially inflated. All basketballs will need topping up from time to time. This might be each time you play or once every several weeks depending on the ball. To maintain your basketball you will need a suitable pump and needle adaptor.

Most basketballs have a valve that requires a 2mm needle adaptor. Avoid using a needle adaptor that needs force to insert in the valve as this will damage your ball.

Always lubricate the needle before inserting in the valve - use water / softsoap / spit.

Q. How hard should basketballs be inflated? 

A. Most balls have a pressure guide or 6 to 9 psi. This is a low pressure compared to car or bike tyres,

WARNING:- Overinflation can cause permanent mishaping or damage to your ball or even cause the ball to burst.

As a rough guide, inflate until just firm to touch.

FIBA guidelines state that if dropped from 180cm (6ft) on to a firm playing surface, the ball should bounce back to  to between 120 and 140cm (about 2/3rds the height dropped from).

If the bounce is too low, top up with one or two pumps and test again,

If your ball bounces higher than recomended, we advise you let some air out and correct the pressure. Training with an overinflate ball will not be effective for developing ball handling skills, as a match ball at the correct pressure will behave very differently from an overinflated ball.

Q. Do you offer sponsorship? 

We have taken the decision to support all players of basketball by offering below RRP prices on almost everything in our online shop, rather than charge full price to most for the benefit of a few. Therefore we do not offer direct sponsorship to individuals or teams as the number of requests we get far outstrips our means. 

For individuals we price our shoes and clothing ranges at 5% below RRP with further reductions on clearance items. Free delivery is available on orders over £50 to UK addresses.

For clubs and teams we offer bulk discounts on 3 or more balls and up to 20% off on the RRP of kits and Teamwear. We also offer reduced pricing on customisation/printing of teamwear in exchange for advertising SwiSh on the kits.

We wish you well with anyendeavours to raise sponsorship, and also with your teams’ development on the basketball court and hope you find benefit in our pricing structure for all our services and products as offered.

Q. Will you price match if I find a product cheaper elsewhere? 

Sorry, no, we do not do price matching.

We offer value in other ways, such as below RRP prices on almost everything.

As every retailer sets different pricing policies / gets stock at different times / has a different supply prices due to currency rates and order volumes / etc., we would soon go out of business if we price matched everyone else’s lowest price without regards to our own policies and overheads.