The interpretation of an 'enclosed space' might hinder Basketball Ballarat from getting up and running.
Basketball Ballarat is one of a number of associations lobbying the state government for clarity over how much space will be available when indoor training returns.
The answer could dictate how many courts it has at its disposal.
Usually, Basketball Ballarat has 12 courts which operate throughout the week. However under the state's lockdown definition, an indoor space is defined by an area that has four walls and a roof.
Under this interpretation, the Ballarat Sports and Events Centre's main hall - which has five courts alone - would only be considered one space and might only be allowed to hold 20 people.
If the definition remains the same, Basketball Ballarat might lose access to seven courts across BSEC and the Mars Minerdome.
Basketball Ballarat chief executive Peter Eddy said if the interpretation isn't changed to allow 20 people per court, the association's ability run its programs would be greatly impacted.
"We are hoping by June 22, the government will define the area rule and give a little more clarification on if an area is an enclosed space or a court," Eddy said.
"Once we know, we'll be in a position to look at the exact details and work out what's viable."
In a statement, Basketball Victoria said many indoor sports and venue managers are concerned that limits of 20 people per space, would not make it viable for a number of indoor basketball stadiums to open
Eddy said even if competition was eventually permitted, a five-court model in Ballarat wouldn't work.
"On Saturday's we use all 12 courts and if the same number of teams wanted to come back, we'd have to run across two days which would impose on other sports," Eddy said.
Eddy had every confidence that if given use of all 12 courts, the association could run its programs with minimal risk.
He said given the size and scale of the facilities, social distancing measures could easily be implemented.
"If you've got a properly sized court and have ten kids at each end properly spaced, there is not an issue in the world," he said.
"The roofs are massive and to a large degree, we think indoor courts are more easily managed and supervised than an outdoor facility."
Eddy said he was optimistic of a fair hearing in the coming weeks.
He said without adequate space, other indoor sports like volleyball and netball might be jeopardised also.