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How to get into Rugby – [Professional Guide]

If you’re thinking about how to get into rugby, the first question you have to answer is - what kind of rugby, league or union?  To understand and answer this question, you’ll need a bit of background on the subject. A brief history of ...

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How to get into Table Tennis – [Professional Guide]

Table tennis is what you get when you play ping pong for real.  At top level, it’s incredibly fast but still a load of fun.  The game has been popular for years in Asia both as a competitive sport and a recreational one.  In the UK, it’s still more ...

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How to get into Snooker – Pool

Snooker and pool are very different games which just happen to look broadly similar. In the UK, snooker is still the most popular of the two sports and it probably has the higher international following, but pool is big in the U.S. and Canada and is ...

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How to get into Tennis

At a recreational level, tennis is a fun way to keep fit, meet new people and catch up with old ones. At a professional level, tennis is a fast-paced trial of skill and nerve with huge rewards for those who can make it to the top. Finding a ...

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How to get into Cricket

Cricket is a sport which is massively popular in some countries and practically unknown in others. The UK is one of the countries where it is hugely popular, so there are plenty of opportunities for playing the game either recreationally or ...

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How to Get into Athletics (Not Long Distance Running)

Athletics is mostly running, but can also be jumping and throwing or a combination of all of the above. This means that regardless of your size or shape there is guaranteed to be something to suit you, plus the popularity of athletics means that ...

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How to Get into Running – Long Distance

Running is one of the UK’s most popular sports and one of its most popular leisure activities. Maybe it’s because it’s entertaining to watch, fun to do and very affordable. Maybe it’s because it allows people to cut down on their use of public ...

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How to Get into Swimming – [Professional Guide]

If you learned to swim when you were a child, then the chances are that you’ll still be able to master the basics as an adult (although your technique may be a bit rusty). If you’re an adult beginner, that’s fine too. It’s very easy to pick up the ...

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How to Get into Badminton – [Professional Guide]

Badminton is very unusual amongst the racket sports in that it uses a shuttlecock rather than a ball. As a result, the game is played on the air, i.e. without the shuttlecock bouncing (which it can’t). This means that you can play badminton ...

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How to Get into Squash – [Professional Guide]

If you’re looking to pack a whole lot of exercise into a very short time and you want to have fun while you’re doing it, then squash could be the game for you. Be warned, proper squash games are very fast-moving and full-on. The good news for ...

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How to Get into Cycling – [Professional Guide]

Many people start riding bikes as kids and even if it was years since you last sat on a bike saddle you really do never forget. Getting into cycling as an adult may seem a bit scary, but actually it’s easier than you’d think.If you want to know the ...

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How to Get Into Martial Arts – [Professional Guide]

The term “martial arts” covers a broad range of sports. All of them require some degree of physical fitness and the ability to think quickly but strategically. Each of them, however, has its own unique characteristics and there is a such a range and ...

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How to Get into Basketball – [Complete Professional Guide]

The shortest person ever to play basketball professionally in the U.S.A. was was Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues who was (and is) just 5’3”.  Now, admittedly, if you want to be a basketball pro, it helps (a lot) to be tall, but if you just want to play ...

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How to Get into Football [Complete Professional Guide]

Content Quick Jump When you’re a kid, getting into football is usually pretty easy.  You probably get it at school anyway and then there’s after-school clubs, junior sports clubs or just meeting your mates down the park.  When you’re an adult, ...

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How to Get into the Gym – Exercise and Weights [EXPERT GUIDE]

Content Quick Jump If you’re not really into competition and just want to get or keep fit and maybe make some friends, then heading to the gym could be your best option.  Gyms vary in what they offer, but the vast majority of them will provide a ...

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How to Get Into Netball – [Complete Professional Guide]

Basketball is one of the world’s highest-profile sports (and not just because of the height of its pro players) so if you can make it into one of the top global teams, then you can become seriously rich.Most of us, however, don’t stand a chance of ...

Golf for Beginners – A Step by Step Guide to Getting Started with Golf

Golf has become one of the most popular sports in the world, largely due to the fact that it is what many people consider to be the perfect balance between physicality and strategy.   There are certainly more physically-demanding sports out ...

Spinning Classes – What to Expect, The Benefits & How to Start

When it comes to spinning classes, for those that have never been to one, getting started can be a bit daunting, especially if you're new to the gym experience. The thought of saddling up next to a gym-hardened stalwart and going toe to toe in this ...

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