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10 Summer Sports You Can Play at Any Age

1. Tennis

1. Tennis

Family members can pair up and help each other learn how to rally the ball 20 or 30 times without missing. Once everyone has mastered that, you can play singles or doubles and have a fun tournament! 

2. Basketball

2. Basketball

For this sport, all you need is a basketball hoop and a ball. You can pair a kid with an adult and play two on two, or you can always play an easy game like HORSE.

3. Beach Volleyball

3. Beach Volleyball

This classic, beachside sport doesn’t even have to be played at the beach! Many parks have sand volleyball courts that you can take advantage of. Divide your family into two teams and simply try to keep the ball from hitting the ground; You don't even have to follow volleyball rules.

4. Flag Football

4. Flag Football

Without the increased potential for injury, flag football retains all the fun aspects of tackle football. Attach a sock or handkerchief to each person’s belt and pull off the “flag” instead of tackling. Family members can ban together to help those who may struggle. 

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5. Soccer

5. Soccer

All you need to play a quick game of soccer is a soccer ball and a makeshift goal. If someone doesn't want to do a lot of physical activity, they can be goalie—as long as they have quick enough reflexes to catch the ball and avoid getting hit!

6. Frisbee Golf

6. Frisbee Golf

Regular golf is difficult to learn and frustrating to play, but frisbee golf is the exact opposite. Beginners and experts alike can have fun tossing frisbees at different baskets while wandering around a park. Pack a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

7. Softball

7. Softball

You don't have to play an entire game. Softball is fun even when you are just playing catch, having batting practice, or even a home run contest. Those who prefer less activity can pitch.

8. Swimming

8. Swimming

Swimming will keep you cool this summer, and it has a minimal risk for injury. You can play Marco Polo, swim laps, tread water, or simply hang out in the shallow end with a drink—whatever floats your boat!

9. Bike Riding

9. Bike Riding

Bike riding is great for sight-seeing! Bikes are made to fit all ages, and there are even child carriers for infants and dog carriers for your beloved pets that can't keep up. Hit the trail after dinner for an evening ride and stop for some ice cream on your way home!

10. Fishing

10. Fishing

The whole family can bond while hanging out at the edge of the lake. You only need a couple fishing poles, bait, plenty of drinking water, some snacks, and playing cards for down time.