Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Sporting Goods


Sporting goods is a collective or general term for any object that is used for sports or physical activities. Each sports or physical activity uses a specific type of sporting goods or equipment. This includes balls, exercise equipment and sports gear as well.

Sports that use balls are Basketball, Cricket, Rugby, Billiards, Pool, Snooker, Tennis, Golf, Dodgeball, Volleyball, Baseball and many more. Each of these has a unique type of ball specific for its use.

Exercise equipment is also considered as sporting goods. You can normally find this at the gym or at home. Samples of exercise equipment include those that are found in the gym like treadmills, swiss balls, steppers, cable machines, chest, shoulder and back machines, leg machines among others.

Sporting equipment also includes weightlifting equipment. Free weights and multi gym are the two forms of weightlifting equipment. Samples of free weights are dumbbells and barbells.

Sporting goods also include accessories used in performing physical activities. These are cable gloves and belts, rubber mats, ironwear, gravity boots, head harnesses and more. Protective equipment such as football helmets, jock straps, mouth guards and shin pads are also included in this category.

Footwear used in sports and other physical activities or exercises can be categorized as sporting goods. Footwear here is defined as garments worn on the feet for protection. These include boards for surfing, skateboarding, wakeboarding and snowboarding. Skates for roller-skating and ice-skating are also footwear. Other footwear includes skis, football boots, cricket spikes, golf shoes, track cleats and soccer cleats.

The examples of sporting goods do not end there. Goals and nets are also part of the sporting goods category. Goals are used in football, hockey, soccer and rugby. Nets, on the other hand are used for volleyball, badminton, tennis and even fishing nets. Racquets are considered as sporting goods. These are used for tennis, squash and badminton.

Sporting goods are sold almost anywhere but there are stores that specialize in these kinds of items. You can even purchase them online.