Are you a sporty person?

@sprite1950 (14496)
Corsham, England
March 30, 2018 2:15am CST
I have never particularly liked sport not even as a child at school. I was hopeless at netball, hated hockey, had no agility when it came to gymnastics .. I just wasn't a sporty person and come to think of it my PE teacher couldn't even remember my name! As an adult I enjoy swimming but that's about it. I like to watch tennis on the TV and I might tune in for the Olympics but that's as far as it goes. Do you enjoy sport either watching or playing? Image from Pixabay
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@paigea (22620)
• Canada
30 Mar
I don't enjoy watching any sports at all. I like being active though I am no athlete. Swimming, hiking, skating, skiing, cycling, kayaking, etc. Are all things I enjoy.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
You must be really fit!
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@paigea (22620)
• Canada
30 Mar
@sprite1950 no. I participate in these things at a very leisurely pace. Just to be outside enjoying the world.
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@LadyDuck (182561)
• Switzerland
30 Mar
Just like you, I never liked sport even as a child at school. Growing up, I learnt to play golf and I like this sport, I also like badminton and ping-pong, nothing more.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
My dad was a golfer and he used to take us on putting greens as children. I quite enjoyed that,
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@LadyDuck (182561)
• Switzerland
30 Mar
@sprite1950 It is a shame that in Europe it is so expensive. I have stopped playing now that we do not go in the United States anymore.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
@LadyDuck Yes everything costs. We used to do it on holiday sites where they had these putting greens because it was free once we were in.
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@allknowing (70809)
• India
31 Mar
I have always enjoyed sports both indoor and outdoors. I tried at swimming much later in my life but was not good at it.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
31 Mar
My sister never learned to swim. It's not for everyone.
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@allknowing (70809)
• India
31 Mar
@sprite1950 I know it is not for every one including me
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
30 Mar
I like playing sports when I was a kid. I was into volleyball, badminton, and track and field. I like exercising when I was a kid. As an adult about two years ago I was into cycling and not the ordinary cycling commute. I go for speed like 40km/hour and go far. I love swimming and snorkelling and more than once a year you will see me in my bikini in the middle of the sea, snorkelling. But I don't like watching sports on tv unless it's the NBA finals.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
You are a very sporty person Toni and I'm sure you look good in a bikini with all that exercise!
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
30 Mar
@sprite1950 It's been a year since I rode my bike but yeah I still look good in a bikini. Plan to go to an island on April 9th. Hopefully it pushes through coz I miss the beach. The last time I was in one was last December.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
@toniganzon I wouldn't wear one now but I like swimming so I will wear a one piece costume.
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@dodo19 (34005)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 Mar
I've never been the sporty type either. I do sometimes like to watch hockey or something, but I don't really play a sport. Although I do swim.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
Same for me. I like swimming and I walk a bit but that's about it.
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@dodo19 (34005)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 Mar
@sprite1950 I do enjoy a good walk too. They can be relaxing and enjoyable.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
@dodo19 Sometimes if I am worried about anything a walk will help me sort the problem out.
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@dya80dya (6403)
• Romania
30 Mar
No. I don't like watching sport. I think it's boring.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
Do you like playing it?
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@dya80dya (6403)
• Romania
30 Mar
@sprite1950 I like to play volleyball.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
@dya80dya I've never played it but it looks like fun,
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• Northampton, England
30 Mar
I was when I was young , won trophies for pool, soccer, skiing and all sorts
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
Impressive. Did you play cricket too as I notice you write about it? My dad used to play cricket for the county of Wiltshire many years ago.
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@snowy22315 (54337)
• United States
30 Mar
I would say I am a sporty person. I am not good at them all, but I enjoy them.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
Do you have a particular sport you enjoy?
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@Icydoll (26027)
• India
30 Mar
I never liked sport in childhood..but I like to play badminton now.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
I don't have much eye/hand coordination because of the eye defect I have so I'm hopeless at those kind of sports.
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• Pamplona, Spain
30 Mar
Me too I was good at swimming when I eventually learned to stop swimming like a three legged frog. I was enormously flexible but not atheletic which had the Gym Teacher puzzled a bit. I walk and trot a bit and do stretching things all I can.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
I paid for my granddaughter to have swimming lessons and she swims quite well now. I don't swim as often as I should but I do enjoy it. I also walk as I have two dogs although I don't jog.
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• Pamplona, Spain
30 Mar
@sprite1950 Its difficult to swim around here but its something I like as well. Walking is the main thing I do all I can even if I am hurting somewhere I still go at it but much more gently.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
@lovinangelsinstead21 I've been very lucky with my health. I have a few age related aches and pains but nothing serious. I need my health so that I can raise my granddaughter because there's no one else who can do it and she would go into care.
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@mlgen1037 (29623)
• Manila, Philippines
30 Mar
Yes I am, Sir. I play tennis and swimming.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
I like swimming both watching and playing.
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@mlgen1037 (29623)
• Manila, Philippines
30 Mar
@sprite1950 thats great! hehehe
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@mlgen1037 (29623)
• Manila, Philippines
30 Mar
@thesupersingh it is for @Snowdrop66. If I am wrong, my apologies.
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@Hannihar (44331)
30 Mar
@sprite1950 Snowdrop66, I was not great a sports when growing up. I liked bike riding, roller skating and did cross country skiing and ice skating but was not good in gym and watch football and tennis at times and baseball but did participate in them. Now, I am not really into watching The Super Bowl or other sports here on TV. I have a different life here.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
I've never really been interested in playing or watching. The only sport I like now is swimming.
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@Hannihar (44331)
30 Mar
@sprite1950 That is nice Snowdrop66.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
@Hannihar Yes but I don't swim as much as I should.
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@aureliah (19438)
• Kenya
30 Mar
Things change. I only liked badminton when I was in school.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
I only like swimming now although I don't mind a bit of tennis on tv.
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@aureliah (19438)
• Kenya
3 Apr
@sprite1950 Swimming is very good for the body
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
3 Apr
@aureliah It is and it's not too strenuous. I wish I had my own indoor pool.
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@NoorNoor (1183)
• India
30 Mar
I love sports.I love to play badminton I love to watch cricket.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
My dad played cricket but I always thought how boring it was! He played on some important teams over here.
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@NoorNoor (1183)
• India
30 Mar
@sprite1950 oh okay.once I was a die hard fan of cricket.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
@NoorNoor I hear that Australia are in trouble for trying to cheat.
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@Shiva49 (14251)
• Singapore
31 Mar
I used to play various sports and games until my teen years. Later on during weekends till a couple of decades ago - Tennis, Badminton and Table Tennis. I am quite good at TT. I follow the scores on Tennis, Cricket, Badminton and many others too - siva
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
31 Mar
You sound as if you enjoy both watching and playing.
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@Shiva49 (14251)
• Singapore
31 Mar
@sprite1950 Listening too. I started in 1963 listening to commentaries mainly cricket and tennis. For cricket, my favorites were Brian Johnston and John Arlott and for Tennis Dan Maskell and Max Robertson After TV came it became a different ball game altogether - nothing left to the imagination! Like the vast majority, I couldn't pursue sports. I recall one Olympics medallist telling there were many better than him but he was lucky to get the breaks - siva
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
31 Mar
@Shiva49 I could never see the attraction with cricket. My dad was a keen player but I was always afraid for him. Once the ball hit him in the nose and broke it and another time it cut his head open. I'll never forget coming down the stairs one morning as a child and seeing his white boots covered in blood.
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@Jessabuma (33167)
• Baguio, Philippines
30 Mar
Yes I am a I love sports . I used to play volleyball and badminton. I love swimming also.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
Swimming is the only one I really enjoy. I used to swim twice a week but now it's only once a month.
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@Jessabuma (33167)
• Baguio, Philippines
30 Mar
@sprite1950 I am from an island so I also good in swimming. I love swimming.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
@Jessabuma I always forget all my worries when I am swimming.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
30 Mar
I enjoy watching sport like cricket and athletics - but I was never the athletic type. Years ago , a woman's cricket club invited me to join the team - but that was an absolute no. Maybe if the game was played with a light ball like a tennis ball - which is impossible of course.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
My dad got his nose broken by a cricket ball. They can be really dangerous. I remember seeing his white boots in the hallway the next morning all covered in blood.
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@Kandae11 (40358)
30 Mar
@sprite1950 I've seen the damage that ball can do.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
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@sol_cee (18114)
• Bermuda
30 Mar
I love watching hockey movies!
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
I hated hockey mainly because I got bashed around the ankles so much!
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@sol_cee (18114)
• Bermuda
30 Mar
@sprite1950 that sounds painful.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
@sol_cee It was and our PE teacher wasn't sympathetic. She used to call me a sugar baby!
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• Bournemouth, England
30 Mar
No, I was in the lowest group for all sports at school (although they did teach me to swim - eventually). When I was 13 the school announced that they were going to introduce a whole new range of sports, including golf and orienteering. I was delighted because these were activities I would enjoy and be good at. Sadly they never happened.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
These things take forever to implement. They probably introduced it after you left.
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• Bournemouth, England
30 Mar
@sprite1950 Probably, rather like the interesting subjects of Economics and Government & Politics, which I passed in my 20s through adult education classes and a correspondence course.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
@asfarasiknow I went back to do A levels as a mature student in my twenties. I did English and Sociology and found it more enjoyable than school as it was more relaxed and I actually wanted to be there. I got two Bs which I was pleased with.
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@chavezrmc (5798)
• Philippines
30 Mar
i love playing volleyball and table tennis. i love watching basketball.
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
I never ever played volleyball but I have played table tennis. Unfortunately my eye to hand co-ordination is not that good.
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@chavezrmc (5798)
• Philippines
30 Mar
@sprite1950 that's my problem as well
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@sprite1950 (14496)
• Corsham, England
30 Mar
@chavezrmc Yes some of us are just not gifted when it comes to sport.
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