I’ve dedicated this whole blog and most of my spare time to either watching or playing indoor sports and people often ask me – why? What is so great about indoor sports? Is there really any difference between indoor and outdoor sports? Well, there is and in my opinion, indoor sports come with some benefits when you compare them to outdoor sports. That’s not to say that outdoor sports are bad or that you don’t get any benefits from playing them – all sports are amazing and it just depends on the preference. But seeing how many people do not see the advantages of indoor sports, I’ve decided to put them all in this article and explain why indoor sports are, if not better, then more convenient than outdoor ones.
You can play them all year round
When you are playing sports inside, it really doesn’t matter which season it is outside or what the temperature is. For example, you cannot really play football outside in winter, but you certainly can inside.
That is one of the most obvious but great benefits of playing indoor sports – you can play them all year round without noticing any differences.
Weather conditions do not matter
This is a continuation of the previous point – not only do the seasons not matter when it comes to indoor sports but weather conditions of any kind cannot stop you from playing. Say it is summer, a perfect season for playing sports outside, and you want to gather with friends to play a bit of volleyball. Then, it starts raining all of a sudden, and your plans are ruined. This cannot happen with indoor sports and no matter if it is raining or if there are strong winds outside, you will be fine.
Playing sports in nature can be very nice as you are out in the sunshine and you get a breath of fresh air when playing.
But playing outside can also be a bit annoying if you for example have seasonal allergies, if the courts are not maintained (there is often so much junk at outside courts), or if there are other people who are playing a different sport next to you. Balls often end up lost somewhere and there is no place to change after you are done.
With indoor facilities, all of this is solved since you are inside and the locations are usually well-kept by people who work there.
There are just some sports that you have to play indoors, for example, bowling or squash. Moreover, you can play almost any outdoor sport inside, but not the other way around.