Finding a sport you can play with your children can be tricky sometimes. As a grown-up, you’re going to have an unfair advantage.Even though you’re not actually competing, you still have to be a little bit careful when you’re playing with your kids. You can’t really participate as equals in the game most of the times.However, some sports level the playing field.
1. Ping Pong
This game requires more hand-eye coordination rather than strength. The rules are really simple, and all it takes is a little bit of practice to get the hang of it. Plus, it’s a safe sport and doesn’t require special equipment (a long-ish kitchen table can be a very good substitute for an actual ping pong table). You can play one on one or in teams of two, so everyone can join in on the fun. It’s truly easy to get into ping pong, and it can be a sport that they will enjoy throughout their life.
Badminton is a laidback version of tennis. Sure, you can get really competitive, but it’s just as fun if you only pass the shuttlecock from one player to the other. Just like ping pong, it can be played in pairs, so it’s a fun team sport as well. The exercise is good for your leg muscles, and it can develop your reflexes and sense of awareness. It’s also a great way to keep your kids away from the computer and out in the sun.
Golf is a pretty easy sport once you get the hang of it. While there are some pretty expensive, but absolutely stunning golf courses you can visit, there are some more affordable and equally fun alternatives, like mini-golf. Golf is more about planning out the shotand being aware of your environment than anything else. These are both really useful skills to have, and there’s always room for improvement, no matter how old you are.And it’s a safe sport as well since there’s not a lot that can go wrong, other than some tempers flaring.
Soccer can be reallycomplicated if you follow the professional rules. But luckily, you can simplify them without losing any of the fun. It might be a bit more challenging than other entries on this list, but it can also be much more rewarding. It provides you with a great workoutand teaches valuable cooperation and communication skills. With proper protection, it can be quite safe, as long as you don’t get too competitive. Soccer can be playedin large teams or one-on-one. There are also some variations on the game, depending on how much space you have at your disposal.
Playing sports can be a great way to bond with your kids, and strengthen your relationship with them. Finding the right game to play is a matter of personal preference and inclinations. Safe and easy sports such as these let you focus on building that relationship rather than the possible risks and hurt feelings.
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