Spalding® TF-500™ Basketball

Upgraded composite basketball combines playability and durability.


An exclusive composite cover offers players a softer feel while maintaining a greater grip and overall truer and more consistent play. Use it indoors or outdoors.

Composite Cover

Spalding’s best-selling ball has become so popular because of a composite cover perfect for any level of play and any playing surface. The cover makes this ball tougher than leather, yet soft enough for that “broken in” feel that is ideal for indoor play. On the inside, 40% nylon polyester windings provide durability to the middle layer of the ball, protecting the bladder and adding better shape retention to handle long periods of practice and game play.

  • Don’t worry about separating this ball from your outdoor-only, playground balls! Because it’s great for both indoor and outdoor use, you can store it wherever is convenient.
  • Wide channels in the ball provide better handling and control, especially compared to others that have narrow or medium channels.
  • The ball’s inner core is a 60% butyl bladder, ideal for harder surfaces. It provides significantly better air retention than latex bladders or those with less butyl rubber.
  • The ball comes in Sizes 6 and 7, the former of which is perfect for younger players and women’s play and the latter of which is meant for men’s play and older students. It is also available in Size 5, meant for young players just beginning to learn the feel of a real basketball.

Spalding® TF-500™ Basketball Options

Spalding® TF-500™ Basketballs are available in 2 sizes.

  • Men’s, Size 7
  • Women’s, Size 6
  • Junior, Size 5 
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