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    Can anyone recommend any sports to take up at uni for beginners?

    The unis I've applied all seem to have every sport I've ever heard of... so I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction! I'm definitely not usually the sporty type (with few athletic 'skills' ) but I'd like to start something that will help me keep fit and make friends
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    (Original post by Passmeplease)
    Can anyone recommend any sports to take up at uni for beginners?

    The unis I've applied all seem to have every sport I've ever heard of... so I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction! I'm definitely not usually the sporty type (with few athletic 'skills' ) but I'd like to start something that will help me keep fit and make friends
    To be honest, almost all of them. There may be a few sports which have competitive entry teams and don't take beginners, but these are few and far between (football, for instance). Anything which most people haven't played at school will be happy to take on new members who are brand new to the sport.

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    Can anyone recommend any sports to take up at uni for beginners?

    The unis I've applied all seem to have every sport I've ever heard of... so I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction! I'm definitely not usually the sporty type (with few athletic 'skills' ) but I'd like to start something that will help me keep fit and make friends
    Hi there!

    I completely agree with Origami - virtually all sports teams will be happy to accept beginners! As was said, there may be exceptions, but during your orientation/fresher's week when you start university you will be able to see all the different sports clubs you can join. It's also a great time to pick something a bit different and new, go for something which interests you.

    I decided to join the tennis club, it was a huge club and I made friends incredibly quick. It was also a sport I had always wanted to pick up, so a win-win. Some of my friends decided to go for clubs they barely knew anything about, for example Muay Thai, Aikido, Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee, etc. Whatever club you join, you'll be able to make friends no problem.

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    Badminton is pretty fun and quick to pick up, and when you start off you don't really need that much athletic skill but it's good for improving your general fitness, agility, hand-eye co-ordination etc. There's lots of sports other than that to choose from though.
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    Pretty much anything, although the best ones to go for if you want to get really involved are smaller ones (<50 regulars) which have a low equipment cost.
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    (Original post by Passmeplease)
    Can anyone recommend any sports to take up at uni for beginners?

    The unis I've applied all seem to have every sport I've ever heard of... so I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction! I'm definitely not usually the sporty type (with few athletic 'skills' ) but I'd like to start something that will help me keep fit and make friends
    Skiing is good you get a real kick from going fast and doing short little turns or even just big wide turns it's really fun sport and chilling afterwards with a mulled wine or hot chocolate is a really good feeling but most people tend not to do it out of season which is a shame but yeah skiing and snowboarding is really fun and we are a friendly bunch.

    climbing is also good and also a friendly bunch I've also herd tennis is good.
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    (Original post by Passmeplease)
    Can anyone recommend any sports to take up at uni for beginners?

    The unis I've applied all seem to have every sport I've ever heard of... so I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction! I'm definitely not usually the sporty type (with few athletic 'skills' ) but I'd like to start something that will help me keep fit and make friends
    Snowbording is a good club for keeping fit and make friends i found my uni's ski snowbord culb to be really cool and iclusiveeven if you have never tryed the sport befor there are the club nigts usally with club only lessons for beginers (one of our members was a registered instructer) also with ski/bord trips 2 time a year it rocks also climbing is a good club too.
 
 
 
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