By Nigel Hilton
Whoever said that sports are necessarily an outdoors pursuit? The truth is that there are a huge number of fantastic sports which you can play inside, and many of these are also delightfully easy to set up in your own home in very little time at all. Perhaps you have a kind of man-cave area of your house, and you are looking to kit it out with something a little different. Or maybe you are about to move into a new home, and you’d like some decent entertainment for when you get settled in. Whatever the situation, there are a number of great indoor sports you can easily make fit into your home. Let’s take a look at a few of the best.
Although it is often ridiculed as somehow not being a genuine sport, the fact is that indoor golf is played all over the world by a huge number of people, many of whom are genuinely dedicated to it as a way of life. If you have never given it a go before, you might be surprised at how enjoyable it can actually be. For those who have never tried it, it can be a surprisingly difficult one to pick up – but once you do, you will find that it is actually highly addictive. The truly great thing about it as an indoor sport, however, is that it easily packs away and won’t take up too much space in your home. This does not need to be a permanent fixture in your home in order to get use out of it, so you don’t need to worry about stepping on anyone’s toes.
Pool & Others
Pool is one of the most popular games in the world, and it is not hard to see how you might be able to successfully bring it into your home. The truth is that there are few games which suit the personal home more than pool – although its counterparts, such as snooker and billiards, do probably come quite close. If you are thinking of having pool in your home, you will need to make sure you have a fair bit of space, especially if you want to choose one of the more luxurious high end pool tables. In all likelihood, you will need a spare room, or a garage at the least. But provided that you do find that space, you will find it is a fantastic addition to the home – and a great focal point for parties.
Originating in Germany under the name of Foosball, table football is one of those classic indoor games which don’t seem likely to go anywhere anytime soon. If you are a fan of this admittedly tricky sport, then you might well want to try and find a table to suit the spare space in your own home. Fortunately, you will probably find it quite easy to make it fit into your home, as the tables are not that huge and can usually be packed away pretty easily. But on the whole, this is a great way to bring the world of sport into your home in a fun and inviting way for guests.