Three Socially Distanced Sports to Try Out

As the world changes, so too must our sports.

2020 has been a year of change. I could probably say that about any year, but 2020 specifically has created a lot of different challenges and obstacles.

In terms of sports, we have not only missed out on our favorite teams and events because of cancellations, but we have also had to forgo personal sports within our own lives.

Social distancing doesn’t stop us from getting exercise. In fact, walking, running, and cycling are still great options for staying fit. Sometimes however, we crave a little competition and company.

To that end, here are three sports you can try, while remaining socially distant with safety in mind.

Golf. Golf is played in large outdoor areas, with plenty of space which makes it easy to socially distance. The only things to remember are to stay 6 feet apart, and not to share equipment with anyone else.

Soccer. You may not be able to interact with other players in the same way, but soccer can still be played through drills and practice runs. Even the act of kicking the ball back and forth while staying 6+ feet apart can create the illusion of camaraderie.

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Tennis. Staying far apart is actually one of the prerequisites of playing tennis, making it the perfect sport for social distancing. Just mark your balls with a sharpie, and don’t shake hands, no matter who wins or loses.

The Covid-19 pandemic has effected all of our lives in many ways, but with a little creativity we can still do the things we love to do, while remaining safe, at a respectful distance.

Published by karenmsutton

HSS Orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine | Mother of 4 amazing children | Team physician for USA Women's Lacrosse | ACL injury expert

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