Finding people to play sports with can be tough if you already don't have a group of people to play with. Fortunately, there are many ways for you to find like-minded people in your local community!
Your local park might have a couple of people playing sports already! Depending on your park, you might see people playing basketball, soccer, volleyball, frisbee, or even spikeball.
Go for walks around your local park at different times of the day to see if you there's any regulars that you see playing sports. If that group interests you in any way, go and introduce yourself. It might seem daunting at first, but most people are welcoming to a new sports member!
Another great way to find people to play sports with is through Facebook and Meetup. Many people who play sports set up groups on these websites that are open for everyone to join. Some neighborhoods may already have a sports group set up already.If you cannot find one in your neighborhood, try searching for one in your nearest city. You might even find some people who live near your neighborhood in those groups!
We built Javelin just to solve this problem. Finding pick-up sports games and meeting like-minded people is what Javelin made for! On Javelin, players can easily meet new sports friends in their local community, join sports teams, book courts, and attend sports pick-up games. We even host weekly pick-up games open for everyone to join!
Many neighborhoods have a local recreation centre that offer a wide range of facilities that are open to the public, such as pools, rinks, gymnasiums, weight rooms, etc.
If you live in Toronto, you can find your local recreational centres here.Otherwise, you can find recreational centres in your city through your official city websites.
Most recreational centres have drop-in times for specific sports that you may want to play. Many of the people that attend these drop-ins are usually regulars, so if you go on a consistent basis, you'll be bound to see the same people twice!