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Top 6 Adult Sports to Play in Santa Clarita (4 Benefits)

November 29th, 2021 | 8 min. read

Top 6 Adult Sports to Play in Santa Clarita (4 Benefits)

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As an adult, you may experience that sudden urge of wanting to play sports again. Well lucky for you there is no age limit as to when you can fulfill this dream of yours. Most grown adults feel that once their sports career that ended back in high school or college is over, then sports are over for them for good. 

Why not get back into the swing of things and pick up where you left off, or even try a new sport that you have always been interested in but never got the chance to play? As they say, live life to the fullest and live every day as if it were your last. 

Here at the Paseo Club we want to inform everyone as to the many options you have as an adult in Santa Clarita. Whether it is playing in an adult sports league or getting a membership at the Paseo Club, we want to help you in making the best choice for you.

Not only does playing a sport give you an activity to look forward to weekly or even daily, but it keeps you healthy and in shape. Now let’s dive into the many aspects and options surrounding sports life as an adult.

 

4 Benefits of Participating in Adult Sports

1.) Exercise on a regular basis 

It is extremely important and beneficial to your body and overall health to exercise daily. Exercise promotes blood flow and circulation throughout your body which enables your muscles to work properly and more efficiently.

According to the CDC, they exclaim that exercise is extremely beneficial and,

  • Can help reduce blood pressure in some people with hypertension.
  • Helps people with chronic, disabling conditions improve their stamina and muscle strength.
  • Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression and fosters improvements in mood and feelings of well-being.
  • Helps maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
  • Helps control joint swelling and pain associated with arthritis.

What is so great about exercising is that you can take matters into your own hands and exercise by yourself, such as going on a run, swimming, golfing, yoga, working out, etc… Or if you prefer to exercise with friends or in a group then you can do things like tennis, pickleball, and various adult sports leagues. 

 

2. Mental and Psychological Support

A huge factor in deciding to partake in sports is the mental and psychological aspects of things. When playing sports you are not only using your body to physically play the sport, but you are using your mental and psychological abilities as well.

It is just as important that you are mentally engaged in your sport as you are physical. While playing sports your brain is pivotal in providing you support mentally. Your brain is responsible for keeping you on your toes, your hand-eye coordination, your response and reaction time, and so much more. 

According to scientists, playing a new sport or learning a new sport is extremely beneficial to your brain itself. The undertaking of learning something new is known as neuroplasticity. 

Neuroplasticity is the process in which your brain essentially expands its volume, allowing you to retain new information and increase your grey matter, all while creating room for the growth of new neural resources such as neurons, synapses, or glial cells. 

 

3. Socializing with others

Interaction with other individuals through physical activities such as sports is a great way to make new friends who have similar interests as you. It is beneficial to all individuals to mingle and expand their social circle every once in a while. Whether you meet someone on a nature walk, while reading a book at your local library, or wherever it may be, everyone can always make a new friend.

Friendships and new connections allow people to share a deeper connection with others, express their feelings to others, and even share similar life experiences. 

 

4. Injury prevention and recovery

Sometimes after intense workouts and physical activity, the muscles in our bodies become tight and sometimes result in body aches and pains. An excellent way to help aid this problem is to recover.  

Recovery is extremely important in keeping your muscles strong and in tip-top shape. Hydration, proper nutrition, stretching, having rest days, and cool-downs after exercises are essential to staying in shape and ensuring your best performance. 

By using a sauna it can also help your muscles recover, not to mention it also has many other additional benefits to your mental and physical health. For more information regarding that, check out our article, “Sauna vs. Steam Room (Benefits, Similarities, and Differences).”

 

6 Most Common Sports for Adults in Santa Clarita 

We here at the Paseo Club have employees and members from all walks of life who live in the Santa Clarita Valley and are all very knowledgeable about what there is to offer for adult sports. In this article, we will go into full detail as to all the sports and fitness options available for the adults of Santa Clarita. 

 

Soccer

Here in Santa Clarita we are well known for our large soccer community. Ranging from soccer for young toddlers to adult leagues there is no doubt there is a team that will be a perfect fit for you. 

When living in Southern California and Santa Clarita specifically it is no secret that we experience intense heat and dry weather. If you're looking for an atmosphere that is more indoors and air-conditioned, then the Santa Clarita Soccer Center is the place for you.

At the soccer center, there are adult leagues that are held at various times and on days weekly. This makes the scheduling aspect easy. Another great aspect is that you and your friends can form your team and play competitively with other teams.  

 

Softball

There is no doubt that softball is one of the many nationwide favorite sports, especially here in Santa Clarita. You can find both baseball and softball leagues for adults. These two sports are just some of the many that allow you to get some excellent exercise and make new friends along the way. If you are looking to join a team you may want to consider looking at Adult Softball Of SCV.

 

Running/Walking

Running is amongst one of the many sports that allow you to compete individually or in a group. This sport puts athletes' stamina and endurance to the test. Santa Clarita is home to a large running community. 

What is so great about running in the Santa Clarita Valley, is that there is so much beautiful scenery along the paseos, housing tracts, hiking trails, and many SCV staples to see. With this being said you and you could run around your neighborhood and experience the beauty of what lies past your front yard. 

There are many different running groups for adults of all ages if you are interested in joining. One of the most well-known running groups is SCV Runners Club

 

Golf

If you are looking for a sport where it is focused more on individuality and a single player, then Golf may be ideal for you. Santa Clarita is home to 5 golf courses each located throughout the valley. 

Some of the many courses you can find here are Vista Valencia, TPC, Valencia Country Club, and Sand Canyon. These golf courses are excellent for both beginners and advanced golfers, enabling you to learn the game of golf or touch up and practice your skills.

 

Tennis

Throughout the Santa Clarita Valley and across the nation, Tennis is another admired and favored sport to play. What is so great about tennis is that if you want to focus on your game and learn and play 1 v 1’s they can, or if you want a more team-oriented environment then you can learn and play 2 v 2’s. 

There are a large number of Tennis courts scattered throughout Santa Clarita, however, there aren’t as many tennis clubs or programs to join. 

More often than not you have to search for Tennis coaches and classes to teach you the sport, or you are left with the responsibility of teaching yourself. 

 

Swimming

Swim and aquatic sports are another one of the many options to get you involved in a team-oriented sport. Santa Clarita is well known for its many swim teams across the entire valley. 

What better way to stay cool and take a leisure activity and turn it into a fun sport to participate in, than swim. Most housing areas in SCV have their very own swim team and compete with other teams across the valley. 

There is nothing better than having you enrolled in a sport where practices are held at your community pool down the street. This makes getting to practice on time super easy. 

 

Paseo Club Tennis/Pickleball/Swim

The Paseo Club is a well-respected club with members of all ages. From our 3-year-olds who hang out at kids corner to our children who participate in the programs we have here and our older crowd who enjoys events and classes at the Paseo Club there is no doubt you will feel at home. 



Tennis

If you’re looking to learn the sport of tennis or touch up on your skills, then the Paseo Club may be a great fit. Here at the Paseo Club, we have some of the best tennis coaches in the valley. 

Our coaches teach and train the adults and youth of the Paseo Club about everything tennis. We offer special programs that enable you to socialize and enjoy the sport of tennis. 

With 11 tennis and 11 pickleball courts, there is no doubt this is a Tennis lovers paradise or a Pickleballer's dream. 

 

Pickleball 

Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the nation, and because of this, the Paseo Club has built eleven new pickleball courts for members to learn how to play. If you have never played the sport before, it might be beneficial to start learning with private lessons, group clinics, or drill classes to learn the game with other people in your skill level.

When members of the Paseo Club want to learn pickleball, they may want to learn with a friend or partner instead of taking classes. Or, maybe they’ve already learned in the past and want a place to play and practice on their own.

With a Court Membership, it gives you the ability to reserve courts for your use, which is great if you want to play some 1 v 1’s or 2 v 2’s in your free time. 

 

Paseo Club Swim

Another wonderful amenity at the Paseo Club is our swimming pool. Our Junior-Olympic-sized pool is perfect for both exercise or relaxation. 

The pool is also open all year long for recreational use, so you can jump in the water with friends and family or take a moment to relax on your own. Soak in the sun, or beat the heat in the shaded seating areas. 

Here at the Paseo Club, we have our very own water aerobics classes. This is another great opportunity for you to enjoy a sport you love, exercise, and make friends in the process.

 

Ready To Find A Health Club where you can get involved in sports?

What is so great about Santa Clarita is that there are so many different sports, activities, and options to get you active and involved in something. After reading this article you may ask yourself what do I do next? If you think you have found a sport or program that would be a great fit for you then it is highly recommended to enroll you into that sport. This may leave you thinking how do I enroll myself in the sport I want to try or already love? 

Throughout the article, we linked many different sports, organizations, and programs for each sport listed hoping it would make this process a little bit easier for you. We hope we answered any questions you may have had about what sports and activities are offered in Santa Clarita and that you found this article informative and helpful. 

If you think the Paseo Club may be an excellent fit for you and a great way to get you involved in sports or fitness activities then we highly recommend you sign up for a 7-day free trial here at the Paseo Club to see if it is the right fit.