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Rounders is a sport that is growing in both popularity and participation around the UK and Sheffield is no exception. Social leagues are being set up across the city during the summer months and it is a great opportunity to get out and meet new people and maybe try a sport for the first time. For many, rounders is a game that was played in PE at school but more and more people are now giving it a go. There are typically more female teams although mixed rounders is definitely growing.

Rounders is a great way of keeping fit and meeting new people and is a fun and friendly sport to get involved with.

Health benefits

The biggest health benefit of playing rounders is on your aerobic fitness. Whether you are in the field or in bat, you are often required to sprint either between bases or to retrieve the ball so you are constantly running. It is also great for your cardiovascular health as you get the blood pumping and raise your heartbeat. Rounders is also great for hand/eye coordination as you need to watch the ball carefully when you are trying to hit that all important rounder or you are running to stop or catch a ball in the field. It can also be a good workout for the upper body as you are required to throw the ball from distance or at pace to try and get people out.

In terms of your mental health, getting out and enjoying the sunshine, meeting new people and relieving stress by whacking the ball are all beneficial to your mental health.

Did you know?

  • Rounders is a sport on which game of baseball is based.
  • The only continent where rounders is not played is Antarctica.
  • The greatest altitude where rounders is played is at a British School in Katmandu.