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Deng Basketball Academy

Deng Basketball Academy basketball classes

Weekly Sessions

Our weekly sessions are open to all children in Years 3-8. With specified days and times for each age group. All abilities are welcome and with our professional coaches, every child will see an improvement in their game. 

Holiday Camps

During each school holiday, we will be hosting day camps for children in Years 3-6. A full day of basketball activities and open to all children no matter their ability.


Our basketball clinics are designed for older children from U14+. These sessions will run in school holidays and offer an opportunity to gain some valuable coaching time outside of their regular training.

Coach Ronnie

deng basketball academy ronnie baker

Ronnie Baker had his first international call up for England when he was just 17 years old and finished his playing career with 168 caps which is still the most for his country. He had an illustrious career covering a 30 year period resulting in 540 games, winning four league titles and eight cups in the top professional league (BBL). Ronnie was appointed as the the Head Coach of the Deng Academy programmes when it started in 2013. He has worked with the Brixton Topcats junior & senior National League club sides and also led teams participating in the London Youth Games and securing titles in the British University & Colleges Sports basketball competitions. 

Coach Lewis

deng basketball academy Lewis Gabriele

Lewis Gabrielle has been a skills development coach since 2010 working with all age groups and abilities from mini ball to the professional level. He has worked with various schools, colleges and university programmes in the UK, as well as being invited to attend the Snow Valley Basketball Camp for the past five years which is regarded as one of the leading teaching camps in the USA. He is currently the Head of Basketball Operations at Deng Academy, and has been an assistant coach in the BBL over the last 3 seasons. Most notably, Lewis was part of the Trophy winning season with the London City Royals in 2019 and is currently working with the Surrey Scorchers based in Guildford.