Choose from these athletic activities to get you and your kid off the couch!
Got a little ball of energy running around at home? These fun sports clubs will keep your active little ones busy and build up their skills at the same time. Plus, it’ll give you some time to yourself while they’re away!
Located in the tropical green surroundings of Bukit Timah, Hollandse Club is a home away from home for expats from over 40 different nationalities, and is dedicated to your family’s enjoyment and relaxation. It has excellent sports facilities, entertaining and educational activities programme for kids as well as an exclusive sports calendar for adults and children that features top swimming instructors, tennis coaches and sports trainers. You’ll also love the different monthly classes and activities offered to keep things fun.
Expend your child’s extra energy with a sports class or two at Sports4Kids, a coaching company with courses including basketball, soccer, yoga, swimming, rugby, tennis and more. The coaches are highly qualified and specialise in teaching children between the ages of 18 months and 12 years. Not only will your child develop fundamental sports skills, they’ll also make new friends.
Develop discipline and strength in your kids at Z-Fencing International Elite Fencing Academy’s age-appropriate classes. With qualified coaches and modern facilities, it offers core and elite programmes and annual grading. Keep up with your child’s development and participate in his or her progress with the Z-keteer Heroes Workbook. Designed for fencers between 6 and 12, the book inspires young fencers to learn more about the sport and the values it teaches.
Sign up for deep-water jogging at Marsden Swim School to improve your fitness in a low-impact way. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Queenstown Swimming Complex, these aquafitness classes help you work on overall muscle toning and stamina. All you need to bring is a flotation belt, a noodle and a little bit of confidence! Register for classes on the Marsden website.
Living on an island like Singapore (with so many swimming pools!), it’s smart to start your tot off early with swimming lessons and water safety programmes. Meet aquaDucks. Catering to children aged six months and above, its child-centred programmes emphasise personal safety, encouragement and fun, so your kid can be happy and feel safe in the water. Complimentary trials are available.
Does your kid adore all things football? Check out Milan Soccer School Singapore. Its training syllabus helps participants develop their knowledge and football skills and is also designed to teach your children about discipline, sportsmanship and respect for their teammates, opponents and authority figures. Milan Soccer School caters to both boys and girls aged three to 18. Check out the special goalkeeping programme taught by professional goalie Marco Cristi.
If your child wants to bend it like Beckham or dribble like Messi, sign him or her up for professional training with the Cosmo United Football Academy (CUFA). Perfect for kids from 3 to 14, the coaching team includes active and former S-League and national team players. Besides gaining psychomotor skills and confidence, your kids will learn essential life skills about sportsmanship, mental fortitude and teamwork – all in an enjoyable setting.
If you’re looking for a great place for your child to pick up a sport, take a look at Total Fitness & Leisure (TFL). TFL specialises in tennis coaching and swimming classes for children of all ages and abilities. Aside from the popular tennis/swim combination camps, TFL also offers mini tennis classes for kids between 4 and 11. Women, try out the Ladies Morning clinics, fitness boot camps or circuit training classes to get fit and learn new sports skills in no time. Game on!
A tennis academy with a wide range of programmes, SITA offers mini tennis lessons for children between 4 and 10, progressing up the ranks to the full- fledged tournament squad programme. Professionals with extensive experience in both playing and coaching do the training, and you can choose from Women’s Interclub Tennis Singapore (WITS) team training or private coaching for all ages and abilities, plus holiday tennis camps.
By Hazel Vincent De Paul, The Finder, November 2015 / Updated by Muneerah Bee, June 2019
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