Granny Basketball:

Great Fun and Exercise


Two Sessions: Mondays, March 12, 19; 6:30-8 PM

Location: St. Anthony’s Church gym, 15 Indianola Rd., DM

Cost: $18

Class Limit: 50


Those who plan to participate in the second session game must wear appropriate clothing and shoes. Anyone with a medical concern may participate only with a doctor’s written statement.


Representatives from the Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union and Granny Basketball will briefly review the game of women’s basketball played in Iowa since the 1920s, up to the five-player game of today. In the Granny game, which has been frequently exhibited throughout the area at sporting events, the floor is divided into three separate courts. Since each player must remain in her own court, movements are limited, which makes the game less physically demanding. For demonstration, two teams from the Granny League will play an exhibition game. During the second session, class members may participate in a scrimmage game. Come and join the fun!


Instructor Susan Manning played six-on-six in junior and senior high schools. She joined Granny Basketball in 2012 and became a referee 3 years ago. Sue is assistant director of the western division for the league.


Instructor Sue Taylor played six-on-six high school basketball recreationally. She joined Granny Basketball in 2007 and has refereed for more than 5 years.


The Iowa Girls’ High School Athletic Union will also provide a presenter.




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