With the NBA Finals now over, and the soccer season well and truly finished, many sports fans have retreated for the rest of the year, awaiting their favorites to return. This time of the year can seem like a bit of a drag when it comes to major sporting events. But look a little closer and you can soon see that the sporting calendar still has a lot to offer, especially for those who like to put their money where their mouth is.
One of the most popular times of the year for sports enthusiasts is during the Wimbledon tennis tournament in the U.K. from July 3rd -16th. People placing wagers for sports fans are on fire for these matches, as punters try to guess the match outcomes and the tournaments outright. This year’s men’s singles is set to be exceptionally close, with both Roger Federer and Andy Murray close favorites with 2/1 and 3/1, respectively. If you want to take a slight outside wager then Rafael Nadal is a good option.
Are you tired of being lazy, sitting on your sofa watching sports? Well, maybe it’s time you stopped being a passive spectator and became an active participant. Making that transition is not even as hard as you might imagine it to be. Anyone can do it once they put their mind to it and take the right steps. But what are those steps? Read on to find out.
Don’t Take the Know it All Attitude
This is one mistake that people often make when they are picking up a sport for the first time. Just because you have watched lots of other people play sport on TV, that doesn’t mean you really understand anything about playing the sport yourself. Those are two entirely separate things, and you need to remember that. If you adopt a know it all kind of attitude, you will just end up looking stupid and alienating those around you.
There really is nothing like seeing a sport played live. The rush of energy that surges through the crowd when a player does something amazing. The tension as the clock ticks down when a match is so close. Wondering if a player is going to beat their personal best. The sheer sense of camaraderie and community that forms when you’re in the stands cheering without hundreds, even thousands, of other people all swept up in the love of the game. Sure you can watch a lot of it on TV or online these days, but it simply doesn’t capture the sheer magic of getting to see it happen in person. Not only that but there are some events that are the kinds of things that you really do need to see in person. With that in mind, here are some amazing sporting events that you won’t want to miss in 2017.