Sporting Activities You Can Do At Home

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One thing about the summer is the temperature suits outdoor sporting activities. Sporting activities enable us to build self-esteem, confidence, strength, and stamina. Also, it is fun to participate in them.

Although sports are best played outside the home, and mostly in groups, we can adapt some games at home. Playing sports at home is a great way to keep you and your kids (if you have any) engaged in physical exercises necessary for their development. Also, it helps adults keep in shape.

Our author today is Mightytips' Kate Richardson, a sports analyst, and betting expert. Read on as we discuss enjoyable sports games you can play at home. The list a couple of free tips on how to enjoy sports within your residence. Also, you can either play them in a group or 1-on-1.

  • Tennis

Table tennis is one of the oldest sporting games globally, and it is also a simple game. All you need is a tennis ball, a couple of tennis bats, and a tennis board. 

A standard table tennis board allows four players to play simultaneously. However, you can use a smaller board for two players. It is a fun game capable of providing an excellent workout for you, your friends, and even kids. 

Additionally, it is excellent at improving hand movement and coordination to help you in the long run. 

  • Volleyball 

Volleyball is another excellent game to play at home. Volleyball is easy to set up and simple to play too. To set up a volleyball court, you can use a piece of string nets attached to two poles in your garden. Then, get a balloon or a softball.

The game's purpose is to hit and ensure the ball touches the floor on your opponent's half of the court. You can set up the court indoors if you have space or in the backyard. The fun part is volleyball can be played by as many as ten people and on almost any surface, so everyone at home can participate.

  • Handball

If you understand the rules of this game, it is an excellent competitive sport. It is a cross between basketball and football, with players passing the ball with their hands among team members and trying to score a goal by throwing the ball into their opponent's net.

You can play this game in your backyard. All you need is to have small goalposts and the ball. The ball should be a bit smaller than a soccer ball. Similar to basketball and volleyball, more than six people can lay at a time. So the whole family can participate in the game.

man and woman wearing blue and black jersey playing beach volleyball

  • Soccer 

There is not much anyone can say about soccer (football outside the U.S). It has similarities to handball but is played by foot. The sport's rules are simple - score as many goals as you can to defeat your opponent. The significant differences are the higher number of players in an official match is 11 for each team.

Second, the game is played with the foot instead of the hand. Soccer provides a high-energy workout for friends and family members. It is easy to learn the game, and you don't need eleven players to play the sport. Depending on how much space you have, the number of players on each team may range from two to five players.

  • Basketball 

Basketball is an exciting game; however, the rules are sometimes confusing to learn. You can set up a basketball mini-court in the backyard. Two to five people per team can play the sport. However, three-a-side or one-v-one is more appropriate when playing at home.

All you need is to install the basketball rim. You can install one or two at both ends of the court if there is enough space. Basketball is fun, and everyone will have a great time playing once they learn the basics.

  • Running 

Due to its simplicity, it is sometimes hard to see sprinting as a sport, but it remains one. It is a homogeneous sport, too - the rules are universal. All you need are running shoes and a pair of guy shorts.

The good thing about this sport is any number of people can participate in it. You don't have to be the next Usain Bolt to enjoy running. You can run around the backyard as much as you can alongside your family and friends. It is a great way to have fun with family and friends.

  • Swimming 

If you are not aqua phobic, swimming is a great sport to spend your time on. Whether you swim competitively or for fun, swimming is a great way to exercise your body and maintain fitness. We understand that having a pool at home may be costly, but tube pools are a budget-friendly option. So if you can afford it, then go for it to enjoy your time more at home. Also, any number of people can swim or be in the pool at once, depending on the pool's size.

  • Rugby 

If you are into physical sports and love a slight scruff in the garden, rugby might be the sport for you. However, you've got to be a true fan of the game. Though the game may seem silly to the uninitiated, rugby is fun to play when you understand the gameplay. 

Also, the sport is a bit rough, so you should be ready for the challenge. You can play the game in your backyard if you have a little space. 


Sports games are a great way to spend time with family and friends. Also, it is an excellent way to use the spaces in your home. The games discussed here can be played by a minimum of one and a maximum of five. So you can enjoy them with all your family members simultaneously and begin putting your home spaces to good use and sporting entertainment today.