Over the past year and a half, more and more of us have got involved in hobbies that we’d never previously paid attention to. The coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic has encouraged many of us to stay home and away from others, only leaving the house if we really have to. To bide our time, some of us have tried out new indoors activities. Baking, language learning, musical instruments and countless other hobbies have skyrocketed in popularity, as our usual outlets of socializing and enjoyment have been curbed. Now that things are slowly reopening, and we’re heading out amongst others, our appetite for these new ventures hasn’t necessarily been curbed. Instead, many of us are looking into more activities that we can enjoy out of the house this time. One option that appeals to many of us? Sports. Here are a few you might want to get involved in, as well as what you’ll need for them.
Many of us have grown up watching professional baseball on our screens. It’s an exciting sport with a huge following. But have you tried playing properly yourself? Once you get a grip of the rules, and as long as you can get enough people together to make a proper game of it, you should be good to go and truly enjoy yourself. Some key things you’ll need to play baseball include:
- Baseball bat
- Baseball gloves
- Batting helmets
- Catcher’s helmets
If you want to go all out, you could even get some team uniforms made.
Volleyball is an enjoyable sport that you may want to get into now that the summer is approaching. Often played outdoors, most people will choose enjoyable locations like the beach to get started with their games. Some things you’ll need for volleyball include:
- A ball
- Posts and cables
- Court lines
- A quality net from Feelnets, Custom Net Designer
- Knee pads
Basketball is another popular team sport. While you will need a whole team to play a game, you can also practice alone in your spare time to build on your skills. You need relatively few things for basketball. These include:
- A basketball
- A hoop
Of course, you’re likely to have the best experience if you find a good court to play on. There are countless options out there, both indoor and outdoor.
With the World Cup looming over the next twelve months, more and more people are going to get into soccer. So, why not stock up on your kit now? This is a simple game to play and the rules are relatively straightforward – at least once you’ve figured out the offside rule anyway. To play a good match of soccer, you will need:
- A soccer ball
- Goal posts
- Soccer boots
- Shin pads
Sure, there are countless more sports out there that you can get involved in, but for now, these are some of the most popular. You don’t need to invest in much for each, so pick one or two and give them a go!