Baseball & Softball
These activities are fun and social game which are easy to learn and play, even if you don’t have a sporting background or athletic skills.
If you're interested in playing – or finding out more about playing – either baseball, slow pitch softball or fast pitch softball you have come to the right place!.
Why is it good for me?
Softball provides a great opportunity for fresh air and exercise while not being too aerobically demanding. Instead, it’s a sport that will increase agility, reactions and concentration.
Best of all, however, softball encourages new friendships and team-building. Most participants view it as a great social activity as well as a sporting competition.
How much does it cost?
Softball teams, clubs or leagues will often offer free taster sessions, or at most will charge £5 or less per session.
If you join a club and start taking part in league games (usually on weekday evenings), you will need to pay a club fee, which might amount to around £40 for the whole summer season.
If your team takes part in occasional weekend tournaments, the cost is usually around £10-15 per day plus food and maybe travel costs.
What equipment do I need?
All you need to get started is some comfortable clothing, trainers and maybe a cap or visor. Bats, balls and fielding gloves will usually be provided by the club or session where you start playing.
If you choose to progress with the sport, you might want to invest in your own fielding glove or bat.
The best place to start is Baseball SoftballUK's website. There you can find out more and find opportunities local to you.