There are players coming out at you from all angles, and where you are on the field determines how many points you score, if you throw the ball in either the goal mouth or one of the five crown "rings" lining the top of each one. Oh, and it's got the star power of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, cornerstone of the Silicon Valley Aftershocks (pictured above, second from right) who'll be hosting the 2011 Woz Cup later this month in Folsom, California. No, you don't actually get to fly around on brooms, but don't let that stop you from at least trying the sport once. A skilled blind-soccer player actually dribbles the ball with it barely ever coming off of his foot. These are ideal if you’re looking to add a social element to your running, and they offer advice and support from a group leader. Park Run offers a way to get involved in free, sociable running events around the UK. Summer months provide the best conditions to go outside, enjoy some fresh air and get heart healthy.

Beyond the major sports we all know, there's a growing subculture of amateur sports enthusiasts who are not only reviving old sports but creating new ones. Above:

Or simply DIY with your own slackline (shop online at Gibbon Slacklines). Find bike rides near you with Let's Ride. Why not try something different? But Segway polo is a serious outdoor activity.

Long known as the quasi-official sport of Barbados' inner-city neighborhoods, road tennis requires only a stretch of pavement, a table-tennis net, paddles and a handball.

Where to try it: Colorado’s Ouray Ice Park, the largest ice park on the planet, was the world's first park devoted exclusively to the sport, but it’s also big in Canada – enthusiasts rave about Quebec’s Val-David. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Photo:, Segway Polo Just about anyone can tandem skydive, but sky surfing, wingsuit surfing and BASE jumping are best left to pros.

Taylor, who has set 14 world records in all, from various platforms and heights, is diving these days from 36 feet up into a kiddie pool measuring 12 inches in height.

That’s after you’ve hiked up the volcano, of course. Organizers go out of their way to say this is not a race, and one look at any of the courses makes it easy to see why. Just don't forget to hold your breath. Photo: Courtesy Sasha Arutyunova, Blind Soccer I can unsubscribe any time using the unsubscribe link at the end of all emails. Here are some of our favorite outdoor activities that may have escaped your radar, and let us know what else we may have missed. Opt to zorb solo, with friends, and/or with water – all in the name of fun.

The gist: a hybrid of surfing and several board sports, flowboarding is the art of riding an artificial ‘sheet wave’ on an apparatus that looks a bit like a skateboard.

Donate now. Alaska’s Chugach Mountains boast some of the world’s deepest, softest powder. No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission.
Thousands of people come to New York every fall for the Quidditch World Cup, so maybe you've got the skills to grab that Snitch (whatever that means). But with enough experience, maybe even Professor Splash will one day have some competition for his as-yet-unchallenged tenure. The gist: inspired by Vanuatu’s ritualistic land divers, the modern sport of diving off a ledge while attached to a safety cord was popularised by Kiwi entrepreneur AJ Hackett. Beyond the major sports we all know, there's a growing subculture of amateur sports enthusiasts who are not only reviving old sports but creating new ones.

The gist: using a whirlybird to access untouched terrain, heli-skiing is quite technical, and you’ll get more bang (or in this case, powder) for your buck if you’re an advanced skier or snowboarder. Retail: 0800 138 6556 Where to try it: some of the world’s most scenic grade five rapids are found on a section of the Zambezi River that borders Zimbabwe and Zambia, the Suarez River (near San Gil, Colombia) and Nepal’s Sun Kosi River.

Overhead costs are low — you only need four tables of equal dimensions and a tennis or handball — and games can go quickly once everyone knows the rules.

If pingpong has you bored, this is something that'll more than fill that void in your sporting regimen. Outside of constructing the custom goals, kronum only requires a circular field roughly 70 yards across, a lot of stamina, and your head on a constant swivel. From volcano boarding to cave diving, bungee jumping to kitesurfing, we’ve rounded up 20 adrenaline-packed adventure sports – and the stunning destinations to try them in. Try highlining in Joshua Tree National Park in California. But we need your help to make a difference. However, the game is unusual enough that you might want to try it with your own friends, sighted or otherwise. The gist: the first snowmobile was patented in 1937 as a mode of on-snow transport, with the modern snowmobile (also known as a sled) being launched by the same inventor in 1959.

The gist: often included as part of an eco-tour, zip-lining is the act of traversing an incline via a pulley attached to a suspended cable.

Here are some of our favorite outdoor activities that may have escaped your radar, and let us know what else we may have missed.

Developed by ParalympicsGB in partnership with Toyota, Parasport aims to encourage people with disabilities to get involved with local sports or activities. After 10 years, the cinematic conclusion to the Harry Potter franchise finally hits on July 15 with Harry Potter and the Death Hallows, Part 2. 28.

Let me repeat: You can get seriously hurt doing this. Phone lines are open Mon - Fri 9am-5pm, Heart Helpline - for medical enquiries: 0300 330 3311 It's such a fun and competitive sport that everyone should try.

— and get a little physical exertion into your daily routine.

Players navigate a smaller field based on shouted instructions from the bench as well as a ball bearing inside the soccer ball that helps with echolocation. It's all in the swan dive posture, and that's the only reason Taylor is still alive today. Many national governing bodies of sport work with local clubs to hold starter sessions that enable you to try something new. Phone lines are open Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Why not try something different? Look into slacklining yoga across the USA with YogaSlackers.

The gist: climbing has become so popular it will make its debut at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. We fund research to keep hearts beating and blood flowing. The object is to kick or punch the round ball into the net (three points) or over the crossbar (one point). You can walk, jog or run and benefit from the motivation and safety of a group of like-minded people. The gist: whitewater rafters navigate rapids graded from one to five (anything higher is considered unraftable) in an inflatable boat.

Where to try it: the original zorb company is based in Rotorua, but you’ll find outfits all over the world. © 2020 Lonely Planet. In London, check out the London Cycling Campaign which holds rides and events around the capital.
Bouldering, one of the climbing events you'll see in the Olympic games, is when people climb to heights of 20ft or less without ropes or harnesses (safety mats are often used). 17 Hobbies To Try If You Suck At Hobbies ... sports league you'll get the thrill of playing without worrying about not having enough people for a whole game. 20 Fun Sport Activities You Have to Try in Paris And Around. Discover your nearest outdoor table and play for free with Table Tennis England, Table Tennis Wales, Table Tennis Scotland or Table Tennis Ireland. Yes, it's probably the geekiest sport imaginable — polo played atop roving Segways?

The gist: northern Europeans have been partial to an icy dip between sauna sessions for centuries, but the more modern International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) deems an official ice swim as a one-mile swim in water below 5°C while wearing a standard swimming costume. The LTA website allows you to search for local events and tester sessions, and you can also play tennis in your local park at little or no cost.

Somewhat safer is Whistler Mountain Bike Park in Canada, at which winter ski runs morph into summer biking trails. G Sports. A younger, hipper cousin of pingpong, Hantis can be enjoyed by amateur athletes of all stripes. You don’t need previous experience and you won’t have to pay for any specialist kit – simply turn up and have a go. ... you might want to try it on land with a skateboard. Beyond the major sports we all know, there's a growing subculture of amateur sports enthusiasts who are not only reviving old sports but creating new ones. Sign me up! Cycling UK has hundreds of member groups which organise rides. The Lawn Tennis Association’s (LTA) mission is to get more people playing tennis more often.