10 of the Best Places to Play Basketball in Chicago

10 of the Best Places to Play Basketball in Chicago

Getting involved in a local basketball team can help your fitness level and provide mental stimulation.


1. Downers Grove Park District Adult Basketball

The Downers Grove Park District men’s basketball league is for players who want to participate in a traditional open-paced league. Each team plays a 10-game regular season on Monday or Tuesday nights followed by a single-elimination tournament. League play is governed by I.H.S.A. rules and regulations with local exceptions adopted.

Downers Grove Park District
2455 Warrenville Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Phone 4630-960-7500


2. Players Sport & Social Group

PSSG runs adult basketball leagues in Chicago. They supply two IHSA-certified refs plus a scorekeeper for each game – their refs know how to call a fair game while still allowing everyone to have a good time. Don’t have your own team? Register as an “indy” and they will place you on a team with other free agent players.

1708 N Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Phone 773-528-1999
E-mail play@playerssports.net


3. Players Revolution Sports

Players Revolution is about to change adult basketball forever. Gone is the need for traditional, expensive league play and disorganized, meaningless pickup games – and here to stay is the Revolution!

Phone 214-302-9749
E-mail info@playersrev.com


4. Chicago Ridge Park District Basketball

Offer a variety of leagues and sports.

Several locations.

Phone 708-423-3959
E-mail info@chicagoridgeparks.com


5. Live to Support Chicago Basketball League

LTS Chicago was founded in the Summer of 2010 on the notion that young professionals are the key platform to raise awareness in support of Chicago charities through the use of sports. It is their belief that through this solid network of young hopefuls, people can participate in active sporting and social events which, in turn, help Chicago charities through donations and awareness. Their sports leagues, tournaments and social events are created to showcase not only the charities they support, but the cause you and your team support.

P.O. Box 101111
Chicago, IL 60610

Phone 773-606-4937
E-mail info@livetosupport.com


6. Oak Lawn Park District Basketball

The Oak Lawn Park District’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all ages, abilities, and ethnic backgrounds by offering a variety of leisure services that will promote physical and mental wellness.

9401 S. Oak Park Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Phone 708-857-2420
E-mail cobrien@olparks.com


7. RIC Wheelchair Basketball

All basketball programs are affiliated with the National Wheelchair Basketball Association and are played in accordance with NCAA rules, with a few exceptions that are outlined by the NWBA. Wheelchair basketball retains a 10-foot basketball hoop and standard basketball court. The exceptions are rules that have been modified with consideration of the wheelchair. For example, “travelling” in wheelchair basketball occurs when the athlete touches their wheelchairs more than twice after receiving or dribbling the ball.

RIC Adaptive Sports and Fitness
541 North Fairbanks
Mezzanine Level
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone 312-238-5001
E-mail sports@ric.org


8. The River Forest Park District Basketball

The River Forest Park District was created to acquire, develop and preserve recreational open space and park facilities. The District cooperates with other governmental agencies, community-based organizations and local private institutions to develop and maintain sports programs, recreational activities, leisure services, and park facilities to beneļ¬t all residents of the Village. For residents of all ages, the River Forest Park District offers basketball programs year-round.

401 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL

Phone 708-366-6660


9. Lakeshore Sport & Fitness Basketball

Whether you are an adult looking for a place to get in a game of pickup or a kid training to one day be the next great Chicago Bull, LSF’s recently restored basketball court is the perfect place for you. They host a weekly basketball league in addition to kid’s classes, private lessons and general open play.

Lincoln Park
1320 West Fullerton
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone 773-FIT-NESS
E-mail memberservices@lakeshoreSF.com

Illinois Center
211 N. Stetson
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone 312-856-1111
E-mail ICMembership@lakeshoreSF.com


10. Chicago Sport Social Club Basketball

Fall, winter, spring or summer they are ready to get you out on the court to pop a 3, take it to the hole or take a charge! The Chicago Sport and Social Club Basketball Leagues are growing every season and the competition is strong at all levels. If your team is lacing up this season then be sure to check out your schedule, see what your opponents have done over the last few weeks, and see where you stand in the league by logging into your account and checking out your activities dashboard.

Play in a variety of locations.

Phone 312-850-8196


If you’re a member at a basketball club that’s not listed above, let us know and we’ll add it to our next list.


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