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Sports for kids: 10 fun sports children should start playing

By Luby Chow / 24 Sep 2021

"Amazing sporting experience makes a positive impact on children’s life. Here are some of the best sports activities for kids to play."

Sports are a fun way to motivate kids to stay active. Getting your children involved in sports and promoting an active lifestyle encourage them to enjoy the fun of sports while staying fit and healthy. Read on to find out the best sports for kids to play.


Gymnastics is one of the most-watched Olympic sports! It is a comprehensive sport that incorporates strength building, body control skills and social benefits. When kids start gymnastics at early ages, they can have a solid foundation for other sports, and equip themselves with the soft skills to handle future challenges in their life.

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In this digital age, it is more important than ever to spark your kid’s interest in sports. Cycling is a great sport that gives children all-round skill sets. When learning to ride a bike, they get to develop their body muscle and help in whole person development, not to mention they can enjoy an adventurous day out and explore a wide range of landscapes!

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Karate is not just a type of martial art, but also a life-changing way of life. It is a self-defence practice that develops a person’s body, mind and spirit simultaneously while focusing on individual growth. While it encourages peace and to avoid conflicts, children will learn to resolve confrontations in a mature and constructive way like grown-ups.

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Ice Skating

Ice skating is a fun and healthy sports activity which helps develop muscle mass and improve coordination. Ice skating sessions teach kids more than just how to skate, but they also learn to stay strong, focus under pressure, and develop confidence and perseverance. They will also build lifelong friendships with skaters who share the same passion!

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Football is undoubtedly the most popular sport in the world! It is a fun, enjoyable team-based game that provides awesome all-round fitness. In addition to the health benefits it brings, it also teaches young kids sportsmanship, discipline, teamwork and work ethics, which are all important to their success when they encounter real-life work situations.

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Horse Riding

There is nothing more fun and exhilarating to kids than horse riding, where they can get into nature and experience the incredible outdoors! Throughout their horse riding journey, children will promote better physical and mental health. More importantly, they will learn valuable life lessons through time and experience, helping them succeed in the future.

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Climbing is an amazing sport for children that can develop all aspects of one’s physical, psychological, personal and social development. When they get stronger and build confidence, they will feel braver and more independent, helping them overcome their fear and build courage in life. And you should enjoy the fun together as a family too!

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Table Tennis

Table tennis is a fast and intense sport, which is also known as the world’s best brain sport! It is all about family and friends getting together and having great fun, while helping them build up their bones and muscle, improve their hand-eye coordination, and concentration. Do not forget it is inexpensive and easy to start with!

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Golf is a social and outdoor non-contact sport that children can enjoy safely in the beautiful nature. Golf may not be as popular as other sports like football and tennis, but kids do benefit in many ways. For example, it improves their analytical thinking and teaches emotional control. It is also a game for developing business skills for the big world!

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Children love running! Running in the right way and with a carefully planned programme will benefit them both physically and mentally. Not only can running help them stay fit and healthy, it can also boost their confidence and commitment, which are important values for them to learn and build on in their life.

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And Pilates and yoga, for the parents…

Pilates is a form of exercise and body conditioning which concentrates on building strength in the core muscles. It trains the body as an integrated whole. And yoga, with a purpose of bring peace to the mind and body, can improve the overall wellbeing together with postures, breath control and meditation. Both of them are low-impact body-mind disciplines focusing on balance and stability. They are ideal wellness activities for new mums to recover and safely strengthen the body after giving birth.

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Check out more coaches here

Climbing with Tyler Gregory-Baker
Climbing with James Poole
Cycling with Paul Bishop

Cycling with Leanne Vincent
Cycling with Yoeri Goossens
Football with Adnan Oligbo
Football with Serxhio Kuqo
Football with Callum Dolan
Golf with Paul Tolley
Golf with Deighton du Plooy
Golf with Federico Torresagasti
Gymnastics with Emma Gorman

Gymnastics with Afraa Farhat
Gymnastics with Luisa Rosa Crystal Campos
Horse Riding with Georgia Crampton
Horse Riding with Sarah Holland
Horse Riding with Gilles Serbource
Ice Skating with Billie Millicheap
Ice Skating with Yanni Law
Karate with Hadi Arab
Karate with Billel Beroual
Karate with Jeshan Shresstha
Pilates with Hannah Michael
Pilates with Marzia Troiano
Pilates with Natasha Rogan
Running with Jack Lawrence
Running with Jaz Greaves
Running with Kevin Oakes
Table Tennis with Gabriel Saunders
Table Tennis with Farhaan Ahmed
Table Tennis with Noel Healy
Yoga with Sem Parma
Yoga with Tim McFarland
Yoga with Iris Chang

Luby Chow Head of Content Somerton S.C.

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Luby Chow
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