Exercise is vital for healthy living, it can also be a great way to socialise and meet new people. There are a range of sports that offer all ability opportunities in Queensland. The best way to find out whether a sport is right for you is to try it out. To get you started, here is a list of sports that are offered for people of all abilities that you might be interested in giving a go.
Many golf clubs around the country now offer the opportunity to use a paragolfer. This is an all terrain wheelchair that assist the golfer to stand in order to hit the ball. Many golf clubs around Queensland allow you to try the wheelchair out on come and try days. For more information on paragolf have a look at their official website.
Basketball is one of the fastest growing sports for people with a disability. It can be a fun social pass time or a highly competitive sport depending on what you are looking for. To find out more visit the basketball Queensland website.
Tennis is an exciting sport that can be played socially with friends and family or competitively. There are a number of venues around Australia that offer tennis to people in wheelchairs as well as coaching. ‘Tennis Queensland coordinates weekly wheelchair tennis training sessions at the Queensland Tennis center in Brisbane under the guidance of the state Wheelchair tennis coach. You can contact your local tennis club for information about ‘come and try’ days to test out the sport for yourself. To find a tennis club near you, visit Tennis Queensland.
Cycling is an inclusive sport for people of all abilities. On a competitive level, it includes four groups of handicaps; blind and visually impaired riders, people with cerebral palsy, locomotors disability and hand cycling. While these are the official handicaps cycling is an accessible sport that anyone can have a go at. It can also be a very social sport and is a great way to get out and meet new people.
One sport you may not have considered when looking at all ability sporting opportunities is sailing. Sailability Australia is a program available at some sailing clubs that provides support and an established network of volunteers and equipment to assist people of all abilities to get into sailing. If you want to explore Sailing Australia opportunities in your area check out the discover sailing website [https://discoversailing.org.au/sailability]
If you or someone you know is a bit of a thrill seeker, waterskiing might just be the sport to try. Most water skiing clubs are willing to help teach people of all abilities how to waterski. This is a fun way to get out and try something active and exciting this summer. Lake Kurwongbah water ski club hosts a come a try day two times per year which is a great way to have a bit of fun trying out the sport and seeing if it might be your new hobby.
These are some suggestion on sports you might want to try out if you are looking for a fun new all ability pass time. However, this is not even close to the full list of options available to those looking to get out and challenge themselves by trying something new. If you’d like to know more about all ability sporting opportunities in Australia there are a number of organizations you can get in contact with including Sporting Wheelies and Sport Inclusion Australia.