As the lockdown may soon be over, I’ve decided to list all the sports I want to play with friends to interact with them again. Some of these sports are socially distant by nature, like tennis. Others we will be free to play as social distancing rules ease. I find comfort in the fact that we have all put some weight on during lockdown.
The sport I am most looking forward to playing is tennis. Fitness is something on my list this year, as I didn’t get to play any as a new year’s resolution. The British culture has been deprived of a good racket and ball for several months. Luckily, tennis is a socially distant sport by nature, so I won’t be breaking any rules playing tennis. The cool skirts and shorts, polo shirts and simple tees. I can’t wait. Spring is nearly here, and the sun is coming up for the new season.
Football is a sport loved by many worldwide. I’m excited to get back onto the pitch because I get an exorbitant amount of exercise without noticing. Football is a team sport with mixed abilities outside of the pros. You can’t move in specific places on the field, so it’s very active. This sport is not socially distant, so that’s something to bear.
Golf is a sport that is socially distant in nature. It is usually played with few participants and is a reasonably intimate game. Golf is also played in game houses or country clubs. Country clubs can offer social distancing services as only some people have memberships. Golf is a respectful game, which has been missed by us severely. From the outfits to the carts and everything in-between, golf is the sport at the top of my list.
This depends on your personal preference as to whether you want to play pool or snooker. Pool and snooker are great for fun, as it often comes down to the last ball when determining a winner. However, I love the game. The strategy involved, accompanied by hand-eye coordination and dirty talk from competitive friends, is what we want. Placing bets also makes the game more exciting. Trust me; I know these things.
Cricket is a game well indoctrinated into the British child. This game is socially distant by nature, so this game can be played with restrictions just fine. This game may be troublesome for those with poor hand-eye coordination, but who cares? Not me.
As lockdown ends and we move back to a tiered system, many leisure activities will become available. Get involved in sports and try something new by taking polo lessons. You will learn how to ride a horse and play the game. This game can be pretty frustrating, as when you think your mallet is ripe for the ball, it turns out you missed it completely. Polo is an acquired taste, but I’m encouraging myself to try it.
Simple track events are what I want. The track is my bread and butter. My local athletics club is opening soon, and I can’t wait to run again on some artificial turf. Track events are socially distant at heart, providing that you are a fast runner. No worries, though, because typically, you will only run for approximately 18 seconds per 100 metres. Athletics is usually performed at the same time as field events. Field events are also exciting because only some enjoy long-distance running or sprinting. Field events are socially distant, as only one person at a time can perform.
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