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You might all think basketball is today’s biggest sport. Sorry to burst your bubble, but it actually isn’t, it only became huge because of the massive number of basketball fans all over the world. It’s quite understandable that basketball has that number of fans globally, with the likes of Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Stephen Curry, and so much more, it’s no surprise really. You can also see ticket invitation templates.

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Basketball Ticket Invitation Template

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Size: 5.5×2 inches with Bleed



Basketball Ticket Invitation Card Template

File Format
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • MS Word
  • Photoshop
  • Publisher

Size: US


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Another reason why basketball is very popular is because it is very accessible, all you need is a ball, a hoop, and a large enough space, it doesn’t even need to be as big as a full-sized court in order to play. With regards to the hoop, all you need is a large piece of wood for the backboard and a steel rod curved into a circle, that is if you’re low on the simple budget.

If you or someone you know is an avid fan of basketball, then you might want to incorporate the sport as a theme for an event that you are hosting. To make things better, why not make your invitations resemble basketball passes or tickets? Here, we have gathered basketball ticket invitation templates that you can download and use to make your own event invitations.

What Is the Importance of Invitations?

Basically, any planned event will require the use of invitations in order to have guests attend it. The host of the event should take responsibility in the production or ordering of the invitations, as well as sending them. But why are they considered important? You can also see free ticket templates.

1. Invitations are informative

The primary purpose of sending out event invitations is to inform the person that there is an upcoming event, and that they are expected to attend. Because of this purpose, invitations are considered to be informative. Aside from just informing people that they are being invited, other details on an invitation include the type of event, the date and time that the event will take place, and the venue where the event will be held.

2. Invitations create anticipation

Regardless of the type of invitation made, the contents will almost always be kept hidden before the recipient actually opens it. When the invitee opens the envelope or unfolds the card, it creates anticipation and excitement on the part of the invitee. It makes them ask themselves, “What could this be about?” or “When is this going to be held?”, unless maybe they have already been informed by the host. Invitations create the same level of excitement as opening a gift, and that is a beautiful thing. You may also see baseball ticket templates.

3. Invitations help set the tone of the event

When the invitee first lays their eyes on the invitation, they will already have a first impression as to the tone of the event regardless if it is indicated. If the invitation appears elegant, the invitee will be able to associate it with a formal event. Otherwise, if the invitation appears informal, the event will most likely follow a casual theme. In the same manner, the theme or motif of the event can also be seen on the invitation, giving the reader an idea on what to expect from the event.

4. Invitations are memorable

The main reason why sample invitations should be designed properly, to make them memorable and worth treasuring. For a lot of people, they treat invitations as souvenirs from the event, but this will only work if the invitation is impressively made. This is something that isn’t possible with e-invitations, its tangible features are absent making them impossible to treasure.

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Common Invitation Mistakes to Avoid

Just because you’re making use of invitations, it doesn’t always mean that it’ll get the attention it deserves. For an invitation to get respected, you should also treat it with respect during the design process. In other words, don’t take it for granted and be careful not to commit the following mistakes:

1. Insufficient information

This is probably the most common mistake people make when designing event invitations, wherein they forget to include certain details that would have been important for the recipients. The best way to solve this problem is to let your friends and family proofread your work before actually sending them out.

2. Not sending enough invitations

In almost any case, it is better to come prepared with extra than to lack resources. The reason for this is because if you don’t have enough copies of the invitation, you might not be able to give one to each and every person on the guest list. Always order (or make) a few extra copies even if you think you might not need them just to be safe. You can also read creative ticket designs.

3. Poor quality invitations

Never, ever settle for poor quality invitations, especially for those that you will be using for formal and business-related events. Invitation designs are inexpensive to make, so why would you want to compromise on the quality? Always go for the best. But if you are planning to order them instead of designing your own, ask for a sample first.

4. Not sending them early

The best time to send invitations is between four to six weeks prior to the date of the event, earlier than that and the invitee might lose their copy of the invitation or forget that they have been invited. On the other hand, if you send them less than four weeks before the event, the invitee might have other sample scheduled appointments on that date or won’t have enough time to prepare.

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Basketball Introduction

The game of basketball has been around since the late 18th century, and is considered today as one of the most recognized sport worldwide. When people hear the word “basketball”, they will almost always associate it with the National Basketball Association or the NBA, which is the world’s biggest professional basketball league today. But aside from the NBA, there are also other basketball leagues established in different countries that have also been in existence for quite a while already.

An entire basketball game is divided into four quarters, with twelve minutes each quarter, and just like most sports, the goal of basketball is to score as much points as possible than the other team before the time runs out. For the players, they also have a chance to win individual awards such as Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, which is given to the player who has had the most contributions—points, assists, rebounds—to their team for the entire season.

Brief History of the Game

During the winter season of 1891, college students of the International YMCA Training School remained indoors due to the cold weather. There was no sport or activity to substitute football and lacrosse—both of which need to be played outdoors—other than calisthenics, marching, and various apparatus work. Because of this, the students started to become restless because of the lack of indoor activities to allow them to burn off their accumulated energy.

Then came Dr. James Naismith, a physical education teacher from Springfield, Massachusetts, who loved athletics so much that he took up the academic discipline to learn more of it. Dr. Naismith decided to invent basketball to keep his students active and preoccupied, and he did this with the use of a soccer ball and a wooden peach basket that was attached on top of a tall pole. During the time the game was invented, basketball had only thirteen rules and were played by two teams of nine players.

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Original Thirteen Rules of Basketball

Though the game of basketball has evolved significantly since its humble beginnings, here are the thirteen rules that were implemented by Dr. James Naismith when it was first played:

  1. The ball can be thrown in any direction using either one or two hands.
  2. The same way, the ball can be batted towards any direction using one or two hands.
  3. The player in possession with the ball can move away to a different spot. Once they get hold of the ball, they will need to stop and stay in one place and can only throw the ball to a teammate in order for it to advance.
  4. The ball should only be held using the hands, the player can not use their arms or their bodies for holding the ball.
  5. Pushing, striking, or tripping an opponent is not allowed. The first violation will count as a foul, while the second one will get them disqualified. Once they get disqualified, the only time they can return to the game is after their team scores a point.
  6. A foul is also called when the ball is hit with a closed fist, held between the arms, or with the body.
  7. If a team commits three consecutive fouls, the opposing team will score a point.
  8. A point is scored when a player manages to throw the ball into the basket and it stays there. If the ball rests on the edge of the basket and the opponent moves it, a point is also scored.
  9. When the ball goes out of bounds, it will be thrown back inside and the game will resume when it is caught by a player. In case of a dispute with regards to who should gain possession of the ball, the umpire will be the one to throw it in.
  10. There is a referee and an umpire during the game. The latter acts as the judge of the players and will take note of the number of fouls. They will then notify the former when three consecutive fouls have been made.
  11. The referee acts as the judge of the ball and will decide on when it is in play and which team is in possession of it. They are also in charge of keeping the time.
  12. The game consists of two halves with fifteen minutes each. In between halves is a fifteen-minute break.
  13. The team with the most goals will be declared the winner. If there is a tie, the game will resume playing until another point is scored.

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