The Hassles Of Playing Sports Outdoors

Playing indoor sports takes the hassle out of playing sport that usually accompanies playing a sport outdoors. During recent times, there are more indoor sports centres available for people to sign up to, demonstrating that there are more and more people embracing the indoor sports movement. At Salisbury Super Sports the facilities are second to none, which means that you spend less time worrying about the hassles and more time enjoying your team sports.

Sun Risks

The risks from the sun are all too real for many of us. Every person now knows someone, or knows of someone who has had their health affected by too much exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Playing sport outdoors calls for us to be diligent in ensuring that we are committed to appropriate sun safety, which can be a real drag, especially if you are allergic to sunscreen as some of us are. When playing an indoor sport you never have the bother of putting on sunscreen, or making sure that you can wear your hat while playing your sport of choice, so it’s much easier to simply turn up and do what you do best.

Limited by the Weather

How many times have you had your game cancelled due to weather, or the threat of a weather event? Often when playing sports outdoors we are limited by wind, rain and storms, which can put a real dampener on the season, especially if you end up missing out on a few games. When you sign up to play with an indoor sport team, you are ensured that your games will always go ahead, rain, hail or shine – and in a clean, well maintained facility such as Salisbury Super Sports, all you need to worry about is getting out there and giving it your best!


One of the most annoying hassles of playing sports outdoors is the insects! Midges and other irritating insects can really put a spanner in the works when playing sports outdoors, calling for the need to put on various insect repellents and creams to combat the uncomfortable bites and stings. When playing sports indoors, you don’t have to worry about getting bitten so you can give 100% to the game.


Playing sports outdoors means that there are a lot more distractions, which you don’t experience when playing indoor sports. When playing indoor sports you will find that you are more focused on your game and able to get the most out of it, rather than losing focus and dropping the ball – sometimes literally.

Protecting yourself from the sun

When we were children, we were constantly being told to go and play outside in the fresh air and sunshine. The latest research, however, shows that the sun is not as good for us as we thought back then. Current stats show that 80% of all cancer cases in Australia are skin cancer and exposure to the sun is the major factor.

How to Protect our Children

How do you protect your children and yourself from the sun without being cooped up all day? You just need to be a little sun smart and you can still enjoy life and stay safe from the sun.

Staying indoors all day is not a solution but you do need to limit the amount of time you spend in the sun. The sun is especially harmful when it’s at its highest point so try to stay indoors then.

Indoor sports are a great way for you and your family to still get the exercise you need and to stay out of the sun. Salisbury Super Sports have a brilliant indoor netball sports centre and other sports facilities to allow you to get in some fun and exercise out of the glare of the sun.

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If you are going out into the sun, make sure that you apply a sunscreen with a high SPF. Make sure to reapply every two hours or more often if you are swimming or sweating a lot.

Protective Clothing

A lot of clothing now comes with a built in SPF protection factor but if you cannot find these clothes, go for clothes that have a close weave such as cotton and linen.

Make sure that the clothes cover as much skin as possible and that the cloth is darker in colour – light clothes reflect the UV radiation onto the skin instead of absorbing it.

Don’t forget your hat – make sure it has a wide brim to properly protect the face, neck, ears and nose. Ensure that the weave of the hat is tight, as otherwise, UV rays will get through. (Even though you are wearing a hat, you still need to wear sunscreen.)

Don’t Bake in the Sun

If you need a tan, fake it, otherwise stay out of the direct sun as far as possible. You will still get reflected sunlight in the shade but it is, nevertheless, an effective way to cut down on sun exposure.


Sunglasses and a hat can reduce exposure to radiation to the eyes by around 98%. Don’t skimp on either.

Overall, you need to just be a little more sun smart in your everyday life – protecting yourself against the sun could be the best health decision you will ever make.