Is there a sport that is meant only for the rich and wealthy?
As a child I used to wonder why there were sports all over the place, when there obviously was such a sport that only the rich and affluent participate in. Was it because they couldn’t afford the sports I wanted to play? Or maybe it was because the rich and wealthy play in different sports than the rest of us? But regardless of the reason; there is no denying that there is a sport for everyone.
First off, we need to determine what “sports” mean. Most people know what “high school” means, right? It refers to a physical exercise, such as basketball or track, which takes place outside of school during non-school hours. “Outdoor sports” are any physical activity that takes place in the outdoors, like running, hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, bicycling, tennis, football, etc. But when people say “sport,” that also means any type of physical activity that you would participate in, whether it’s playing basketball, taking the stairs instead of the elevator at work, or running with your friends on the weekend.
But what about “sport” itself? There are actually several definitions for what constitutes “sport.” In high schools and colleges, one sport is the sport of a specific team or individual. Another definition of “sport” is something that people do on a regular basis in order to do something that enhances their capabilities (like playing tennis to improve your swing, or learning how to surf to improve your surfing skills).
So what types of sports are there that aren’t considered “sport”? The first kind of sport is generally considered non-sport because it doesn’t involve contact with other people. For example, most people who play sports like football or soccer don’t get hurt by doing so. Even so, when you play sports that require hitting, there is still potential damage done.
Another kind of sports is contact sports. These can be played on a court or on a field, but they involve contact with another person. So if you play baseball, there is a definite degree of contact involved. However, people also play racquetball and softball on a court, as well as other sports such as diving, tennis, gymnastics, or swimming.
Finally, you have “other” sports. These can be anything from speed-volleyball, to badminton, to skiing, to handball. It should be noted that not all of these can technically be considered “sport,” since each sport has its own definition that differs from country to country. However, many sports are similar enough that it would be easy to assume that they all mean the same thing.
So what is this “sport” that you are asking? The answer is simple: it’s simply recreational playing of one form or another. Golf, tennis, and badminton are games that are regularly played by people of all ages, from children to adults. So is there a sport that is meant just for the pro, who is out there winning? Obviously not, since the purpose of playing the game is to have fun.
There are many different kinds of games that are played, but one that is very popular and continues to grow in popularity is table tennis. The rules of the game are easy to learn, and the skills are simple to pick up and put into practice. As you grow more adept at the game, you can branch out into different games–such as badminton, taekwondo, or others. But table tennis is a game that is meant strictly for practice and is one that is easy to pick up and play. This is the sport that is meant just for beginners.