Summer is a great time to get active and try your hand at some cool new sports. Whether you prefer being in the pool or in the garden, here is a roundup of five great new sports to try when the weather heats up. It is of course important to ensure that when the weather is hot that you stay out of direct sunlight during the hottest parts of the day and ensure that you cover your head, wear suncream and drink plenty of water to ensure your body stays well and healthy during the warm spell.
If you’re interested in developing insane dribbling skills, you might consider giving blind soccer a go. You’ll need a face shield that completely covers the eyes and a special ball with a loose ball bearing that rattles as it moves across the pitch. Blind football is fast and furious and gives you the same intense workout as a five-a-side game. It’s a great game for younger players to sharpen their skills so why not pop on some Football Kits from suppliers such as www.kitking.co.uk and get out in your garden or local park
This is the ideal game for the garden this summer, with relatively low startup costs – four identical tables and a tennis ball – and plenty of cool cachet for those who are bored of ping pong. You score points when the ball – or “loach” – hits the tables, other players, or even random outside elements known as X Factors.
Also known as underwater hockey, Octopush has a long and illustrious history dating all the way back to the 1950s. All you need to get started is a weighted puck and that snorkel and fins from the back of the cupboard, and there’s an official British Octopush Association if you want to find out more about organising a game.
This is the new kid on the summer games block and one of the least expensive to set up. All you need is a giant gym ball and a goal, along with two teams that are willing to try to get the crazily bouncing gym ball across the line into the same goal by whatever means necessary. This is silly and super fun! The ball appears to have a mind of its own as it bounces around the pitch in even direction imaginable.
For fans of Harry Potter, we’ve saved the best for last. With elements of rugby, tag and dodgeball, this is a great summer game. Even though you don’t get to actually fly around on a broom, this game is plenty of fun. You can transform a few everyday balls and hoops into a truly magical game that everyone will love! There are even Quidditch leagues that have been established in some areas of the country and you can become involved with if you love this fantasy sport.