There’s nothing quite like sport in the summer. Yes, the football season may have come to a close, but that is no cause for despair. Instead, it’s a great opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the most entertaining summer sports.
So, as the weather heats up, read on as we give a brief rundown of some of the most enjoyable sports to sink your teeth into over the summer weeks and months.
One sport that sees its biggest events occur during the summer is greyhound racing. While it might not be as well supported as horse racing, greyhound racing still has the potential to provide plenty of entertainment, not least during the English Greyhound Derby, which is widely regarded as the biggest event on the greyhound calendar.
On a summer’s evening, there’s nothing better than gathering your friends, examining the greyhound betting, and heading down to your local tracks for a night of top-quality action. You’d be surprised just how engrossing the sport can be.
When you think of summer sports, particularly in Britain, tennis is always one of the first that comes to mind. Wimbledon plays a huge part in that image, from the strawberries and cream to the pristine grass courts of SW19. It wouldn’t be summer without taking in all the action from The Championships, as the world’s best compete to win one of tennis’ most prestigious Grand Slam events.
Whether it’s Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams or Emma Raducanu in action on the court, tennis always provides plenty of excitement under the summer sun.
We can’t talk about summer sports without mentioning the Great American Pastime. Baseball is one of the oldest professional sports in the world, and with games taking place almost daily over the course of the summer months, it’s a great game to kick back and enjoy on a sunny evening.
Part of the appeal of baseball is how simple and easy to follow it is. Anyone who has ever played a game of rounders in the park will know the basic rules and scoring system of baseball, and whilst there are a whole host of in-depth technical stats to sink your teeth into in Major League Baseball, the basic game is easy to understand and enjoy.
If you ever get a chance to go to the US and take in an MLB game for yourself, you’ll soon find out how enjoyable it is to spend a few hours at the ball game.
While the golf season pretty much runs all year round, the summer months are when we see the four biggest tournaments take place – the major championships.
This year, we have already seen Scottie Scheffler win the Masters, Justin Thomas win the PGA Championship, and Matt Fitzpatrick win the US Open, leaving just the British Open still to come.
The world’s best will be descending on St. Andrews in Scotland for the historic tournament, where only the finest links players can dream of coming out on top.