Step off the treadmill and get outside to these al fresco sports
Time Out Bahrain staff
Summer is officially over. Let that sink in for a moment, then get off the couch, put down the remote and get outside. The cooler weather means there’s absolutely no time on the schedule for treadmills and rowing machines. So, breathe in some fresh air and get that heart pumping by trying one of these five awesome outdoor sports on land and sea.
The world-class Royal Golf Club has launched a new special offer, where PGA professionals run 90-minute lessons on the techniques of swinging your club, followed by 30 minutes of game tuition. BD40 per person. The Royal Golf Club, Riffa Views (17 750 777).
We have plenty of “soccer” schools for kids on the island, but if you want to join a proper adult team, then Bahrain Rugby Football Club is the way to go. It offers footie, rugby, netball and even hurling classes and teams. From BD150 per year. Saar (17 695 809).
One of the trendiest watersports in the world is a big deal here, too. Learn how to stand-up paddleboard, with Paddle Sport Marine. They’re hosting the first SUP race on Friday November 4 on Marassi Beach in Diyar Al Muharraq. www.paddlesport-marine.com.
Bahrain is no Bondi Beach, but surfing is still a thing here, especially at Flow Rider in Wahooo! Water Park. There’s no scary sea creatures to deal with, just temperature-controlled water and unintimidating waves. Sign us up. BD15 per lesson. City Centre Bahrain (17 173 000).
Fancy yourself as the next Henman or Williams? JC’s Tennis Academy could make that happen. (Probably not, though.) Take your best shot in one-off lessons or through full-on adult learning programmes. Prices vary. Riffa View International School (17 233 111).