Every four years, the world gets to experience the amazing levels of sport that differently abled individuals are able to compete at in the Paralympic Games, but the fact is that this kind of sport is going on every day of the year, every single year!
If you have been in a wheelchair for a long time, or have only just found yourself in that position, then you might want to think about ways in which you can keep yourself happy and healthy, both in a physical and mental way.
Here at Balance Mobility we are passionate about providing high quality wheelchairs on the Gold Coast, and we love hearing about our clients’ sporting adventures! Here are ideas for some of the best sports to play in a wheelchair.
The hard surfaces of a basketball court are great for showing off your wheel speed, and with lowered nets, basketball is one of the most fun sports that is very easy to modify to wheelchairs whilst still being challenging and competitive.
This is a classic paralympic sport that people love to watch, and if you are looking for something that is a bit more rough and tumble, then you should definitely check it out!
Wheelchair rugby certainly isn’t a sport for the faint hearted!
The wheelchair tennis is always a highlight of Wimbledon every year, putting the sport on a global scale for those who were not aware that it is possible to play tennis in a chair.
You are allowed a couple more bounces on each side of the net, but the competitive point scoring remains the same and it’s definitely a fun sport to try out.
And if you don’t have the energy or mobility to tackle a full tennis court, you can always test things out with the table version! Competitive table tennis can get just as tense and involved as any other kind of sport, so don’t knock it until you have tried it!
So, if you are somebody who uses wheelchairs on the Gold Coast and are thinking about an upgrade, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Balance Mobility.
Feel free to contact one of our expert team members to have any questions answered that you might have.
We very much look forward to being able to contribute to you living a more comfortable and more active life.
For more information, read our previous blog on Manual Wheelchair Maintenance tips!