The Launceston Lightning women's and men's teams will return to the court this weekend at Devonport in round two of the state basketball league.
The women's side had a promising start to the season earlier this month at Kingborough, finishing 2-1 on the weekend.
This included a convincing win against the KHBA Kings (83-42), and a nail-biting victory against the Devonport Tigers (47-45).
Head coach, Basketball Launceston's Sarah Veale said the team was really pleased with the result.
"That was the first time we had actually played together as a group ... to lose a game to Burnie who have a really good side but to win a close game against Devonport was an excellent result for us," she said.
The Lightning women's sit in fifth on the ladder, 15 points behind fourth-place Wynyard Wildcats.
They will face Ulverstone, the BTas High Performance team and Wynyard this weekend.
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Veale said she was proud of how the team had gelled quickly early in the season.
"We certainly didn't think that we would get there so quickly ... we knew we had the capability within the group ... being 10 names on piece of paper then combining on the court to be a really good team takes time," she said.
"There's such a mix of players in terms of age and experience, we've got some development players in there as well.
"It's awesome, basketball development for girls from our perspective in the North had been a concern over the last few years."
The men's side struggled in the their first outing with plenty of fresh faces, failing to win a game in round one.
Veale said the constant lineup changes for the team in round one did not aid their first weekend playing together.
"Some played one game then couldn't play another .. we kept having to bring people in," she said.
"They really struggled through that weekend, Ray [Young] and I both expect to see a different group on the court this weekend."
They face Kingborough, the Grenadiers and Glenorchy in round two.