Public basketball courts are a great way to keep the youths off the street. Not only that. They are breeding grounds for raw talent as many professional basketball players owe their careers to the grooming they received there when they were young. Whilst the problem of infrastructure remains, these days it’s mainly a problem of access.
Most community development centres are owned and operated by the local municipality. The temptation to break into locked facilities can lead to prosecution for trespassing, so do your homework before landing yourself into trouble.
Some courts are held in community trust by non-governmental agencies. In most cases, this will be inscribed on a sign to the entrance. Take down the information, setup an appointment and express your interest to use their facilities.
Public schools with basketball facilities can also offer access if you approach the SDA, PTA or school head.