Playing a sport is one of the best ways to spend your time, bond with others, and of course, to stay healthy. However, learning a sport can be daunting and you may not have the time to be able to learn a sport fully... but that shouldn't dissuade you from playing sports! Sports are all about having fun! Even if you're not a natural born athlete, sports are a great way to relieve stress, get active, and burn some calories. Plus, you'll even meet some cool people along the way.
Speaking of cool people, we have the coolest community of sports lovers, players & enthusiasts on the Javelin App! If you're interested in finding pick up volleyball games in your local area look no further than the Javelin App on the App Store or Google Play! Our awesome app offers a range of volleyball pick up games and training sessions for players of all levels.
Overall learning sports can be difficult, so we devised a list of the Top 7 Easiest Sports to Play, so that you can get playing sports right away. No matter your physique, skills, or experience there's a sport out there for everyone, check out Javelins list of the Top 7 Easiest Sports to Play below:
Volleyball is a team game that's super fun to learn and play, made easy to attend through Javelin! It's the perfect game to play with your friends if you have a ton of people to play with! To play, you need 12 players split into teams of 6. You can play volleyball with 4 people, but volleyball is a sport that's better with more people. You know what they say, the more the merrier!
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The objective of the game is to get the ball to hit the floor on the opponent's side of the court.
There are many ways to do this, but the most common way is to spike it. This is commonly done through team coordination and setup (Bump, Set, Spike). The first team to score 21 points wins. Here are some volleyball fundamentals to get you started.
There are many rules of volleyball, but here are the basics:
The attacking team will score if:
The team receiving will score if:
Table tennis is a game that can be played with two or four people. All you need are the paddles, a ball, and a rectangular table. While getting the equipment is quite cheap and easy, finding a table might be more difficult. If you live in Toronto, some parks offer tables specifically for table tennis. Otherwise, you can buy a retractable table tennis net, find a table tennis area near you, or opt to play without one.
The rules are simple. The table is split into two halves, and each team or player is on the end of each half. You must use your paddle to hit the ball towards your opponent's half of the table and then they must hit it back. However, the ball has to bounce once on the table before you can hit it back.
To serve, a player has to hit the ball so that it hits their side of the table first and then bounces onto their opponent's side.
The objective is to score 11 points (or however much you want) before your opponent.
Running is easily the most accessible and easiest sport to play. All you need is a good pair of running shoes and your good to go. There are no rules in running, but that's what makes running so free-form and fun. Running is all about setting goals for yourself and working to achieve those goals. Whether it's wanting to be able to run 5km or being able to run a marathon, running is what you make of it. If running alone ever gets boring, we recommend inviting your friends for a run or joining a local running group!
If you're in Toronto, we have a running group on the Javelin app! Check out Javelin on Android or iOS and join one of our pickup groups today! If you're in another city, just contact us and we'll setup a running group in that area for you!
You may have seen people play a game where they catch a small yellow ball that's bounced off a mini-trampoline. That's Spikeball.
Spikeball is a very easy game to learn and play. All you need is to buy a Spikeball kit, 3 other friends, a soft play area (ideally on grass or sand) and you're all set.
The rules are simple. Teams are split into 2v2's and start on each half. The goal is to bounce the ball onto the net by hitting it with one hand. Each team can touch the ball up to 3 times, but these touches must alternate between teammates (similar to volleyball). Players are not allowed to catch or hold the ball and can only use one hand, but can use any individual body part to hit the ball.
To serve, simply toss the ball up and hit it against the net. After the serve, players can move anywhere on the field, as so long as they don't intentionally disrupt the opposing team.
To win, you have to score more points than your opponent (typically up to 11, 15, or 21).
Badminton is an easy sports to pick up, but difficult to master. Badminton requires two or four players with teams split into singles or doubles. In order to play, you need a badminton court, racquets for each player, and a shuttlecock. Fortunately, most indoor badminton facilities offer rentals for racquets and shuttlecocks. After the serve, the two sides rally until the shuttlecock falls to the ground. A point is won if the shuttlecock hits the ground in the opponent's half of the court.
In badminton, the server must be diagonally positioned across from their opponent. If the server has an even number of points, they serve on the right. If they have an odd number of points, they serve on the left. After deciding who serves first, the side who scores the point gets the next serve.
Badminton's scoring system is simple. The first side to 21 points wins the game. If the score is 20-20, the side to win by two points wins. If it reaches 29-29, the first to get 30 points wins.
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You've probably heard the saying before. Once you learn to ride a bike, you can never forget. Most of us have probably learned to ride a bicycle as a child, but stopped biking as we grew older. Fortunately, the saying is quite true and re-learning (or learning) how to ride a bike is very easy.
Cycling is a very relaxing and stress-free sport. It's a great way to enjoy the weather, get some exercise, and it's easy on the joints! All you need is a bike and you're good to go.
We also have a cycling group in Toronto on the Javelin app! Check out Javelin on Android or iOS and join one of our pickup groups today! If you're in another city, just contact us and we'll setup a cycling group in that area for you!
Bowling is a fun sport to play with your friends if you're looking for a chill and relaxing activity to do on the weekend. Bowling is very straightforward. The objective of the game is to knock over as many pins as possible at the end of the lane. If you knock down all the pins with the first ball, your turn ends and you score a strike. If you knock down all the pins with your second ball, you score a spare.
Each bowler can use up to two balls for each turn. Once everyone has went, that is one frame. In bowling, there are 10 frames in each game. Fortunately, most bowling alleys automatically track the scoring and frames, so you don't have to keep count. At the end, whoever has the most points wins.
Most bowling alleys have all the equipment on site so that you can get bowling immediately. This includes shoe rentals for bowling shoes. These shoes are mandatory when bowling at a bowling alley.
And that's it! Those are the 7 easiest sports to play! These sports are something that everyone can come out and and just have fun with. Whether you're into something more intense like Volleyball or something more relaxed like cycling, there's a sport for everyone out there!
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