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Tarmak 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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Tarmak 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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Air Retention

Ball was good but the Air retention is not good. suddenly air went down and cannot use the ball at all.

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Very Good


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A hefty ball

Very small though

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brilliant ball

excellent product

It Got Punctured In A Week.

Punctures can't be repaired. Bad quality product.


my daughter liked the ball

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Excellent product

Good one

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Super value buy..!!

Quality and nice touch feel

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Dear Edward, thank you for your time in leaving us with a 5-Star rating on our product. We are glad that we managed to delight you with the standards of our product. We really appreciate your loyalty with Decathlon. Please let us know if there is anything else we can improve on in the future. Thank you once again for your time and we hope to serve you again soon!

Adi naqib

Kid loves it

Bought this for my boy and he loves it. Good grip and suitable to train beginners on ball handing

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Is just nice for my 8 yrs old son.

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Hello Winnie,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our product - Kids'/Women's Size 6 Beginner Basketball. I am glad that this product have been working well and great for your son!

At Decathlon, our mission is to make sports accessible for the many. It is our responsibility to ensure that our products are made to satisfy our users. 

Feel free to write a review on other Decathlon products and I hope to see you in our store soon! Stay safe and healthy!

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Pei Kim

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Excellent Basketball ONLY $10!!!

The basketball has a great durability and good bounce, the only problem it has is pretty minor, it just feels a tiny bit more different to more expensive basketballs when I bounce it, but it is so minor it literally does not matter. The design is great for casual games and for beginners, the durability is not bad and would highly recommend it. There are no problems I have with this basketball.

Hey Lenny!

Thank you for reviewing our product! Happy to hear you enjoying our R500 Basketball!

It's great for beginners, it has good bounce because of its 100% polyester bladder and padded rubber cover which gives our users better ball touch and grip!

Once again, thank you for taking the time to review our products! We hope to see you again soon in our stores!

Stay Safe and Stay Sporty!


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Verliert Luft

Nach ein paar Wochen verliert der Ball überall an den Schweißnähten Luft.

Guten Tag,

vielen Dank, dass du dir die Zeit genommen hast das Produkt von Tarmak zu bewerten. Schade, dass du mit der Qualität vom Basketball nicht zufrieden warst und der Ball überall Luft verliert. Wir geben dein Feedback gerne an die zuständigen Produktmanagern von Tarmak weiter.

Innerhalb der ersten 90 Tage kannst du das Produkt problemlos online retournieren.

Wir hoffen, dich beim nächsten Einkauf wieder begeistern zu können.

Mit sportlichen Grüßen



Alles super, gerne immer wieder

Toller Ball, springt super und sieht auch noch gut aus

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Additional Product Information



  • 100% Rubber - Natural rubber - Latex

Main fabric

  • 100% Rubber - Natural rubber - Latex


  • 100% 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 groups Size 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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