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R500 Beginner Size 6 Basketball

Sale price: $10.00 Regular price: $16.99

This basketball is the official size for girls age 11 and up, and boys ages 11 to 12. Made with foam rubber, it provides good ball feel as well as good durability.

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Sale price: $10.00 Regular price: $16.99

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Model: 8618565

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R500 Beginner Size 6 Basketball | Official size 6 basketball suitable for playing basketball indoors or outdoors (Girls/women over 11 years old and boys aged 11 to 12).

This basketball is the official size for girls age 11 and up, and boys ages 11 to 12. Made with foam rubber, it provides good ball feel as well as good durability.

Ball touch

A pleasant feel thanks to the padded rubber cover.


Pleasing durability thanks to the 1.4 mm rubber cover.

Shape retention

Prolonged period between Chambers thanks to the bladder with 30% butyl bladder.


Good grip thanks to the deep channels.

Bounce quality

Good bounce as the bladder is enveloped in 100% polyester

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Worth the money

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A amazing basketball

It was a amazing and a perfect fit for my 11 year old son, this definitely should be recommended to people who love the sport and want to endure it.

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Good quality

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Hi Nilu, 


Thanks for your 5-star rating.


Have a nice day :)


Omni-Sport Leader - Basketball


Very good

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Basketball Quality

The quality of this basketball is very bad. Within a month or two, cracks have started appearing on it.And threads are also visible on it.

Nice product.

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Good product

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Good Product

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Very nice & durable

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the ball started leaking in first week then got it replaced but even the second one got damaged with first play..Will never buy Tarmak ball again

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Hello Jyoti,

Thank you for writing in with your comments. I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.

We've recently noticed the air retention issue in few quantities of this product. We have worked with our team to fix this.

Please reach out to your nearest store for an exchange. You can use this review response as a confirmation for your exchange.

Feel free to write back to me / call us if you need help in choosing the right product for your usage and help you in your basketball journey!

Thank you for choosing Tarmak.

Thanks and regards,

Akanksha Tomar

Omni Merchandiser, Tarmak



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It's good to use.

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Good quality

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Additional Product Information


Bladder: 100.0% Rubber - Natural Rubber - Latex ; Main fabric: 100.0% Rubber - Natural Rubber - Latex ; Roll-up: 100.0% Rubber - Natural Rubber - Latex

Why learn with the tarmak r500 ball?

The Tarmak R500 basketball is perfect for beginners. Ball handling is enhanced by the deep grooves and pebbled cover.Foam rubber (air is injected into rubber, which creates a softer consistency) for softer impacts.Its 100% polyester filament winding ensures good-quality bounce.Very durable for indoor and outdoor use.

What ball size to choose?

The ball size depends on the player's age and gender.Size 1: From ages 2 and up Size 3 to size 5: Girls or boys ages 4 to 6 / Baby basket under 7 age group (depending on levels and clubs)Size 5: Boys and girls ages 7 to 10 / Under 9 and under 11 age groupsSize 6: Boys ages 11 and 12 / Under 13 age group Size 6: Girls - Women of all ages over 11 Size 7: Boys ages 13 and up, and men.

What ball should you use?

If you want a very durable ball, go for a rubber ball. If you're looking for a ball with a good ball feel, choose a leather or synthetic ball.

For a good bounce, how much should you inflate your basketball?

A basketball that is overinflated or underinflated will deliver a subpar playing experience.The recommended pressure is clearly marked on the ball by the manufacturer. Ideally, you should use a pump with a pressure gauge for a more precise inflation.At Tarmak, we recommend a pressure of 0.62 bars.Enjoy your game!

Did you know that all tarmak products are tested in the lab and in match conditions?

The design team behind the TARMAK products is based at Kipstadium in Northern France. It constantly aims to make basketball a more enjoyable experience. All Tarmak products have been tested in real-life situations by actual players for a number of weeks. These regular tests, along with customer feedback, help us develop our products.Lab tests are also carried out to check our products' various properties

Who designs the tarmak basketball products?

Tarmak is a team of avid basketball players who develop products especially for playing basketball. The entire product range is designed to meet the needs of even the most demanding basketball players and to give you maximum enjoyment during training and matches.

Get all our tips on choosing the right gear and training!

Tarmak is here for anyone playing basketball, from beginners to regulars. Check out our tips for training, equipping yourself, and playing alone or with friends.

Product testing

Validation test of resistance: Ball withstands at least 2500 shots against a steel backboard performed at 30 mph.

Storage instructions

Store in a dry place.



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