The Benefits Of Netball

By Penny in Sports - 18/05/2018

Have you tried Netball yet?

Running across England since 2010, over 60,000 women have taken part in Back to Netball and realised the benefits of getting involved. From losing weight, developing the body’s cardiovascular system and improving muscle tone, taking part in Back to Netball is great for you in so many ways.

Run by passionate and enthusiastic coaches, sessions cover the basics of the game including passing, footwork and shooting. Sessions finish with a friendly game to put the skills you have learnt into practice.

You don’t need any special kit, just clothes that you feel comfortable exercising in and trainers ideally that lace up.

Hengrove Park Leisure Centre run Back to Netball sessions for all abilities (16+) every Thursday 19:00pm-20:00pm


Mental And Social Benefits For Kids

So, what are the benefits of the game? Well, netball is a team sport and it is an ideal way to meet new people. It is also a great way for boys and girls to mix and socialise in a controlled environment.

Furthermore, players must cooperate successfully to attack, defend and score goals. Therefore, it will teach kids to work together, and improve their social and verbal skills.

Physical Benefits For Kids

Netball requires players to run around the pitch, sprint, and change direction quickly. Therefore, it is a good cardiovascular workout, and will improve overall fitness. Their flexibility and strength will increase as well.

As each player is assigned a role, passing the ball is extremely important (remember, you cannot run and dribble). That means that your child will develop good hand-eye co-ordination, depth perception, and reaction time.

Other Benefits

Another benefit of netball is that it will NOT break the bank. After booking the session, you only need a pair of shoes, and the ball. You don’t need to buy accessories, like rackets or clubs. So, this is not an expensive game to take up. And it is a terrific way to make new friends!

Hengrove Park Leisure Centre Junior Netball Club sessions for 8-15 year olds runs every Thursday 17:00pm-18:00pm

Come along and give it a go! To book, or for more information please call us on 01179 370200. We hope to see you soon!