The official height of a netball post is 3.05 meters or 10 feet high, just like a regulation basketball hoop. For younger players, ages 8 to 10, the netball post is 2.4 meters or 8 feet high.
Netball was originally created as a version of basketball that women could play. The clothes women wore at the time when basketball was invented kept them from playing, so a version for women was invented. The game was originally known as women's basketball, but it was changed to netball when more women began playing conventional basketball. Netball is a popular team sport for women in Australia and New Zealand.