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8 social sports for meeting new people in philadelphia

here's a list of the most social sports you can play in philly

Make friends and get active with these social sports! 🤾🏻‍♀️⛹🏼‍♂️🧗🏾‍♂️If you want to meet athletes and sports fans in your area, download the eseo app. And check out this list of fun, friendly sports to place in Philadelphia this summer. 

It can be hard to make new friends as an adult, especially since the pandemic. Luckily, sports are a great way to meet new people and to connect with the people you already know and love.

If you want to make new friends through a mutual love of sports, use the eseo app. We’re cultivating an accessible and inclusive community of athletes and sports fans in Philadelphia and we’d love to have you on our team!

For more information about the most social sports to play to connect with people, keep reading.

8 Most Social Sports in Philadelphia 

There are many terrific opportunities to play sports in our city. Keep reading for our list of the most social options. 

1. Basketball

There are so many awesome places to play basketball in the city. With its social culture and teamwork-based gameplay, it’s a great choice for anyone who wants to make new friends or connect with their loved ones.

Seeing as it is the second most popular sport in the US and a game that is central to the Philly identity, you’re sure to find plenty of people who would love to play a game of pickup or join a league with you.

Basketball is a fun, social game for all ages. There are plenty of opportunities for adults and kids to play, get active, and meet new people.

2. Baseball and Softball

Baseball and softball leagues are a great way to socialize while getting some exercise. There are plenty of opportunities to chat and catch up while you wait for your turn to bat. 

Baseball and softball season typically begin in the spring, but there are fall ball leagues available for hardcore fans. There are also plenty of leagues and groups for people of all ages and skill levels to join in Philly.

3. Soccer

The teamwork involved in a good game of soccer means that you’ll have to be in sync with your teammates. It’s a great sport for building trust and learning nonverbal communication. 

Depending on the soccer club you join, you could find yourself in a pretty competitive environment, as soccer players can take the sport quite seriously. But that doesn't mean there aren’t social clubs, too. 

4. Running

At first glance, you may think: running? What’s social about running? If so, you clearly don’t know about the long list of awesome running clubs in our city. 

No matter what your interests, age, skill level, or fitness level, you’ll find a running club where you can meet people similar to you. Want to have a quick run followed by a pint? Try the Fishtown Beer Runners. Looking to meet an empowering community? Try Queer Run or O.P.A.C.

Running clubs can be as social as they are competitive. And with so many options to choose from in Philadelphia, you’ll find a community that’s just right for you.

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5. Rock climbing

The state of Pennsylvania boasts some of the country's best rock climbing locations just outside of the city. And rock climbing is a social sport that is ideal for smaller groups of people.

If you’re looking for a fun date night idea or a sport to enjoy with one other person, try rock climbing. It’s a great way to build trust and foster deeper connections with your belay partner.

Before climbing, beginners will need to join one of Philly’s local gyms in order to learn how to belay and other critical skills climbers need to have a safe and fun adventure. Then, once you and your partner are confident in your skills, you’ll be able to embark on one of the most exciting outdoor sports our state has to offer. 

6. Pickleball

Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in the US. It’s fun, social, and really easy to learn. The opportunity to meet new people comes from joining one of Philly’s local pickleball groups.

There are a lot of leagues and meetup groups in the city that cater to a wide variety of needs, age groups, and skill levels, so you’re sure to be able to find something that suits your needs.

For pickle ballers who want to play with people they already know, that’s great too. Pickleball only requires a small group of people and can be played on an altered tennis court. 

7. Ultimate frisbee

Ultimate players love this game for its fast-paced and easy-to-learn gameplay. For anyone who wants to meet people to play ultimate frisbee with in Philly, there are plenty of options available. From ultimate groups to leagues and fields to play at with your friends—you’ll find something in our city to enjoy.

8.  Cycling

Cycling, much like running, has a deeply social culture involving group rides, races, and more. There is something for every cycling enthusiast among our city’s list of available teams, clubs, groups, and organizations

Group rides provide cyclists with an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors together. For those who hate the cold, indoor cycling—or spin—classes offer social opportunities even in the worst winter weather conditions.

Play Social Sports in Philadelphia

That concludes our list of eight social sports you can play in Philadelphia. Whether you want to make new friends or connect with old ones, you’ll find a fun option on this list.

To meet people to play sports with in your area, download the eseo app. We’re cultivating an accessible and inclusive community of athletes and sports fans in Philadelphia. And don’t worry—if you can move, you’re an athlete.

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here's a list of the most social sports you can play in philly