These are the quintessential iconic summer sports that bring Australians from all backgrounds and diversities together.
As the obvious choice at the top of the list, backyard cricket has been the backdrop for countless unforgettable summer memories. While no one ever seems to agree on a set of rules, this classic pastime unites everyone for a fun-filled occasion. At the beach, at the park, in the backyard, it can be played anywhere.
Lawn bowls is the perfect sport for those looking to hangout and enjoy a cruisy vibe. Fun for all ages, every neighbourhood can enjoy their local bowls club. There is nothing better than barefoot bowls and enjoying the therapeutic sensation of walking across the green while hypnotised by the bowls rolling inwards toward (or outwards away from) the jack.
Swimming and surfing
Just like watermelon and ice-cream, or fish and chips, no summer is complete without a dip in the pool or ocean. Whether it’s swimming at the community pool or surfing at the beach, there’s nothing like that initial moment of going into the water and the refreshed and rejuvenated feeling after coming out. Is there any more nostalgic feeling than a long fun-filled day on the beach?
No one can deny getting caught up in the tennis season during summer. Stirred by the Australian Open, it almost seems like everyone is inspiringly trying to emulate their favourite tennis athlete's heroics. Victoria is home to a rich tennis history with many local clubs and facilities available to play at.
Popularity in Australian basketball has surged recently due to the plethora of Australian talent playing overseas. Like tennis, basketball fans love to enthusiastically re-enact their favourite player's exploits. With a court, seemingly, on every corner, there’s no shortage of hoops.