Engaging in some form of physical activity every day is important for a number of reasons.

The most direct positive impact that staying active creates is improved health — when you go for regular walks, run around the neighbourhood, work out at the gym or do some yoga every day, you are working toward making or keeping your body fit, flexible and strong.

Physical activity also allows you to expend energy and let off some steam. If you’ve had a long day at work or you’ve been struggling with a problem or for quite some time, putting all your efforts into exercise can help you vent frustrations and feel better afterwards.

Let’s not forget that engaging in workouts or playing sports also does your social life some good. If you exercise outdoors or join a class, you will encounter people doing similar things with whom you can make connections and form friendships.

A good way to reap these benefits

If you’re in the Melbourne area and are just starting to explore your options when it comes to engaging in a regular physical activity, your best bet would be to join a Melbourne netball team.

Specifically, you can get started in playing the sport at Melbourne Social Netball, which has a number of excellent venues: the Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre, Melbourne High School, Richmond Recreation Centre, Flagstaff Gardens, and Ryan’s Reserve.

Becoming a team member

There is no reason for you to miss out on the enjoyment of playing netball and all its associated benefits. Whether you are a total beginner, or you’ve had experience playing the sport at a different club or at a different part of Australia, you can simply walk into Melbourne Social Netball and find yourself placed in a team so you can get started.

Individuals

In netball, players can join ladies’ teams or mixed teams. If you are joining on your own, or if you are a couple, or a small group of three or four people, you won’t be prevented from playing just because you don’t have enough players (a netball team should consist of seven players on the court).

What Melbourne Social Netball does is they bring you together with the other individuals, couples or small groups until a proper team is formed. This way, everyone who applies gets a chance to play — so you certainly can’t talk yourself out of experiencing a netball competition just because you’re headed to the venue alone.

Teams

Of course, if you are able to gather together enough people to form a whole netball team, then you’re welcome to play at Melbourne Social Netball’s venues as well.

Regardless of whether you join with your own team or get placed in one with fellow netball enthusiasts whom you’ve never seen before in your life, you’re sure to bask in one of the best outcomes of playing the sport: You’ll interact with other people, build rapport, cultivate trust and develop sportsmanship. These social aspects of playing netball can be just as valuable to any person as the physical health rewards of staying active.

So what are you waiting for? Head out to one of Melbourne Social Netball’s venues and get placed in a team to start playing.

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