Fancy having a Swegway party? Then look no further for some ideas!
It is fair to say that this summer has been pretty stellar when it comes to sports. Aside from England’s terrible performance, the Euro 2016 tournament has kept us entertained for the past month, whilst the tennis at Wimbledon also served up a bit of a treat for us all. Whilst there has been a lull in recent weeks (bar Lewis Hamilton’s winning streak in the Formula 1), the next big event is just around the corner; a week tomorrow marks the start of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, arguably the biggest sporting event on the calendar. Spanning over a fortnight, the games will bring a whole range of sporting activities, with thousands of athletes all vouching to claim the illustrious gold medal at the end of every event.
Here at Swegway, this is something that we didn’t want to pass up on the opportunity; we didn’t want the Olympic games to pass us by without actually getting involved and adding our own little spin onto the sports. So, what we have done is come up with a few activity ideas that you could get involved in on a bit of an open space, whether it be with the family or with a few friends around a barbeque.
Tennis Keepy Ups- This is a simple, yet effective activity that can get everyone involved. (Provided that you own a tennis racquet and tennis ball of course!) The object of the activity is to simply stand on a hoverboard and complete as many keepy ups using your racquet and ball as possible. The individual who completes as many tennis ups as they can, wins!The activity is highly simple, yet effective. It could also work in teams! Instead of completing the tennis ups by yourself, stand opposite a partner and hit the ball back and forth. Again, the winner would be the pair that completes the most keepy ups with the tennis ball.
Swegway Relay - The Swegway Relay would require minimal amounts of equipment, but could provide the maximum levels of excitement for anyone that is taking part in the activity. Simply put, members would be split into groups and would be required to complete a particular course before the other team. First team to have completed the relay will of course win!
*We do need to emphasise however that if you were to complete this course, keep long straights within the course to a minimum – this will help reduce the possibility of injuries occurring, something that we definitely don’t want to promote!
Swegway Rounder’s - Strictly speaking, whilst Rounder’s isn’t actually part of the Olympics, it definitely still could be worthwhile to incorporate a Swegway into a good old game of rounders! In its simplest form, the batting team would have to use a Swegway, whilst the fielding team wouldn’t have to use a Swegway. Once you have hit the ball, you will have to run from base to base, staying on the hoverboard when you are holding station between bases. This would of course be better in an open field, with a bit more space to spread out and have a decent game!
These are just a few of the activities that we have thought of here at Swegways. There is an endless list of activities that you could also get involved in when using a hoverboard. All that we ask of you is to be responsible!
- Jamie Tyler