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Public-images-osm logo.svg sport = netball
A hand ball competition between two teams on a rectangular court. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: sports
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
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Status: de facto

This tag can be used in association with nodes and areas marking the location of Netball-related venues. Multiple values can be used, i.e. sport=netball;volleyball;basketball, whenever the same venue is used for multiple sports. Official netball courts are longer than official basketball courts and they can be mapped as separate overlaying features.


 Netball is a sport played by two teams of seven or five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 380 millimetres in diameter and 3.05-metre high at each end.

A team can score a goal by shooting the ball through the basket during regular play.

Commonly confused with basketball, however the hoop has no backboard and the court markings are different. Mainly played by women. To distinguish it from a baseball court the following diagram is of use;

How to map

Since this is a non-physical tag it should be combined with other (physical) tags, eg:

Add sport=netball

Tags to use in combination

Tagging scheme for sport=netball
Key Description
surface=* (optional) Use this tag to describe the type of surface available. For outdoor pitches see surface=* for a list of possible values. Most common are probably surface=grass, surface=asphalt and surface=concrete, but surface=dirt, surface=earth are not unheard of. For indoor pitches you might want to use surface=parquet or surface=synthetic. surface=paved is unspecific and it is better to avoid it.
building=yes (optional) Use this tag if you are marking the location of an entire building e.g.leisure=sport_centre. Do not use this tag if you are only marking the area of the pitch, whether inside a building or outdoor.
surface:condition=* (proposed/optional) The condition of the surface is quite important for this particular sport, especially on outdoor pitches. Unfortunately there seem to be no consensus yet on how to appropriately describe/tag this characteristic. For the time being this writer recommends this proposal as it seems the most complete and sensible available. In particular the values maintained, uneven and degraded are relevant. Additional characteristics can be added after a semi-colon, i.e. surface:condition=uneven;potholes;weeds .
lines:netball=* (proposed/optional) Use this tag with value "yes" whenever netball lines are visible enough on the surface to be relied upon during the game. Whenever lines from multiple netball pitches are overlapping you might want to specify the colour used by the particular pitch you are tagging, i.e.: lines:netball=red. Whenever lines from multiple sports are overlapping you might want to specify additional colour lines tags i.e.: lines:soccer=black. If only netball lines are present at the location the simplified lines=yes can be used.
hoops=* (proposed/optional) The number of hoops. Standard courts have two hoops, but it is not uncommon for small outdoor pitches to have only one hoop. More rarely there might be more than two hoops. I.e. indoor courts sometimes have additional sidelines hoops bringing the total number for the venue to four, six or even eight. However, nearby or overlapping pitches with separate sets of hoops are best treated individually whenever possible, their areas outlined separately and each area tagged appropriately. The value for this tag should be in digits (i.e. "2") rather than words (i.e. "two"). In case of retractable or removable hoops use a range i.e.: hoops=0-2. In case of uncertainty use a range and a question mark between round brackets, i.e.: hoops=1-2 (?).
hoops:height=* (proposed/optional) Use this tag to describe the height of the hoops. Use standard for regular, fixed height hoops (3.05m, 10ft). Use mini for fixed, mini-netball hoops (2.60m, 8.53ft). Use variable for hoops that can be raised or lowered to both heights.
hoops:nets=* (proposed/optional) Use this tag to describe the types of nets available. Values might be chord, chain or none.
name=* (optional) The name of the court, if any. Do not use 'netball'.



Especially for outdoor pitches it might be useful to mark the location of a nearby source of drinkable water if one is available, using the tags man_made=water_tap or amenity=drinking_water. A tag for amenity=toilets may also be useful. However, these should be a separate entity rather than an additional tag on the netball-related entity itself.


Pictogram Example

Netball Pictogram A pictogram for netball

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