As the weather brightens, many of us are looking forward to getting back into outdoor sports.
Restrictions allowing, outdoor sports are the perfect way to mix up your workout and get some fresh air.
If you’re looking to take up a new sport this spring but don’t know where to begin, it might be worth picking an activity based on your personality type…
Tennis is perfect for anyone who loves a challenge. Although not the easiest sport to master, it’s certainly addictive – it’s hard to pick up a racket without wanting to practise your volleys enough to make Serena Williams proud.
Not only do you have to be competitive on the court, you’ll have to be equally cut-throat to actually secure a booking at your local facility.
Restrictions allowing, kicking a football around is the ideal way to catch up with friends while getting a bit of a sweat on. Yes, you’ll run around a fair bit, but there are also plenty of opportunities to chat with your mates — socially distanced.
Looking for an outdoor sport that doesn’t require hours of running about? Golf could be the answer.
Walking around a picturesque course is certainly more laid back than dashing around a tennis court, but don’t be fooled: you’ll end up getting plenty of steps in and will have a decent workout – particularly if you carry your own clubs.
If all of these other sports seem a bit too mainstream for you, why not pick up a frisbee? It can be played with any number of people (restrictions allowing), improves your hand-eye coordination and is a whole lot of fun.
Plus, with a bit of practise you’ll be able to show off some seriously cool tricks.
If you’re focused and determined, it’s worth seeing if outdoor pools have opened up near you. Ideal for those who want to exercise outdoors, but aren’t necessarily craving social interaction.
Unlike America, basketball isn’t such a big deal in Ireland, so chances are you didn’t grow up playing the sport. But if you have an adventurous spirit and are looking to try something new, it could be time to channel Michael Jordan on the court.