5 Best Beach Sports to Play in Singapore

Forget plain 'ol suntanning and wading in the sea. Here are more fun ideas for a day out at the beach!

5 Best Beach Sports to Play in Singapore

One of the best ways to spend time with family and friends is by playing beach sports.

Playing a game on the beach is not only a great way to soak up some vitamin D from the sun, but helps you get a good workout.

Here is a list of five beach sports and the items you'll require to bring the next time you go to the beach!

5 Best Beach Sports to Play in Singapore

1. Beach Tennis

Beach tennis is just like regular tennis. The only difference is you play it on the beach.

It is also a bit like volleyball because the goal involves preventing the ball from touching the sand.

You'll need a paddle racket and a paddle ball to play this game.

Unlike other forms of tennis, you cannot bounce the ball on the ground.

Therefore, you'll need the beach tennis set to play the game.

5 Best Beach Sports to Play in Singapore

Here is what the set would comprise of:

1. A pair of beach paddles that serve as rackets

These paddles have a foam handle that is ergonomic, making it comfortable to hold while playing.

They're also lightweight, making them easy to carry around.

2. A paddle ball

The paddle ball is made of soft rubber material, which makes it easy to play a thrilling, fast game.

Note that you cannot use the regular tennis ball for beach tennis.

5 Best Beach Sports to Play in Singapore

2. Beach volleyball

There is no doubt that beach volleyball is one of the most popular beach games in the world. 

It is a game where you can have maximum fun playing with your friends or family. 

The game is usually played between two teams having minimally two players each.

You need to have generic beach volleyball products with you so you can play the game comfortably and enjoy it. 

5 Best Beach Sports to Play in Singapore

Here are some items you'll need to play beach volleyball:

1. The volleyball itself

There are different types of balls available in different colours, sizes, and designs. Choose the ball based on whether kids are playing or adults.

2. The volleyball net, without which the game is incomplete

A 6m net set would be sufficient, and it comes with adjustable tubes and a bag. It is easy to assemble and dismantle.

You can also choose the 3m net that comes in a handy pack and is easy to set up.

Beach volleyball socks are useful accessories to have. They make it comfortable to play thanks to the breathable fabric used.

5 Best Beach Sports to Play in Singapore

3.  Beach rugby

If you fancy a game of rugby, then beach rugby allows you to have unlimited fun.

An attractive feature of the game is that there are no standard rules.

You can play with 3 to 7 players and follow the scoring system of your choice.


A game of beach rugby will get your heart pumping and is a great way to be fit.

To play the game, you'll simply need a good quality beach rugby ball.

5 Best Beach Sports to Play in Singapore

Here are things to look out for when purchasing a beach rugby ball:

- You'll need a ball that is easy to play with. Choose a size 4 ball that everyone can catch and hold easily.

- A colourful ball looks attractive and makes the game more fun.

- You'll need a ball made from a foamy material that has a flexible grip. The ball is designed with pimples on it, making it convenient to hold.

- A size 4 ball would be lightweight, making it easy for everyone to play.

5 Best Beach Sports to Play in Singapore

4. Beach handball

If you are looking for a fun and boisterous game to play on the beach, you can try beach handball

It is exactly similar to the regular handball game but is played on the beach sand.

The ball itself is the main accessory you need while playing this game. 

Since it is in use most of the time, you need to get a ball that is comfortable to play with and durable. 

5 Best Beach Sports to Play in Singapore

- A size 2 ball is ideal when you play beach handball with friends or family. The ball would be comfortable to hold and pass around.

- It is important that the ball is ‘grippy,’ meaning you can hold it easily so it doesn’t slip off. A spongy  ball would ensure this.

- Look for a ball that is durable and made from phthalate-free PVC material.

5 Best Beach Sports to Play in Singapore

5. Kite flying

Other than ball games, kite flying is a fun sport to try out. 

The wind at the beach ensures your kite flies high, and you can have fun flying it in different directions. 

Players can have a great time trying to make their kites fly high.

A game of kite flying will make kids squeal with joy. 

Both kids and adults can get a good workout after a session of kite flying, especially from walking/running on the beach!

5 Best Beach Sports to Play in Singapore

You can look for the following when you buy kites:

- Kites are available in different shapes, designs, and colours. 

You can choose the one you want based on your preference.

- A modular 2-in-1 kite is a good option to consider. 

You can use this kite as a static kit and also convert it to a stunt kite. 

You can fly it from a speed of 10 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour as per your choice.

- You can even consider buying the kite train set that is great for children to try out.

The sports kite come in different shapes, like a butterfly-shaped one, with dolphin, panda, and lion designs on it.

Now that you've jotted all these ideas down, plan for your next beach outing with friends and loved ones!

Have a great one!

5 Best Beach Sports to Play in Singapore

Written By: Olee Sasithon

Water sport Digital Sports Leader, Decathlon Singapore

Nothing beats a day at the beach with your friends and family!

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