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Basketball or Netball?

Netball is game based off of the game of basketball in the late 1800s. Netball became an international game in the 60s with set rules and regulations. One of the rules included the balls measurements, listed below. 

1.3 Ball
The ball shall be a Netball, and shall measure between 690 mm – 710 mm (27 inches – 28 inches) in circumference and weigh between 400 grams – 450 grams (14 ounces – 16 ounces). The ball may be of leather, rubber or similar material.

Reference:
International Netball Federation Rules – http://www.netball.org/images/documents/rules/ifnaofficialnetballrules2011_for_website.pdf
Photo – http://www.spar.co.za/Sports/Netball

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Sports Balls is a group of sports enthusiasts interested in the official specifications of balls used as sports equipment. As hobbyists, we are continually amazed at the level of detail used to accomplish fair play.

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