Sports in the UK are the most popular leisure activities, and almost two-thirds of the adult population have indulged themselves in Sports and leisure activities. However, sports are moving away from the lives of children and young people. Men in the UK usually like to play golf and games like billiards and snooker; on the other hand, women are majorly involved in swimming, yoga, and other dance classes. The UK holds among the top five prosperous nations in world sports. The sportsmen and sportswomen have held over 50 world titles around the years, stressing how essential sports have been in the UK through the years. Cricket has been the national game in England and played by people since the 13th century. Football has been another favourite sport of British people. There are more than 50000 clubs in the UK that promote football, and there are different playgrounds and parks where youngsters play football every day. In addition, there are various tournaments on the national and international levels that are held every year.
Rugby is another sport that has developed from football that has been set at Rugby School, Warwickshire. There are two significant sports here: rugby union and rugby league. The rugby union is mainly played in the rest of England, and the rugby league is played in the north of England. There are around 30 professional clubs in the UK that include about 2000 professional players. Tennis is another popular sport in England, and there are various major tennis tournaments held every year. Wimbledon is the oldest tournament among these, and the reward for this tournament has gone up to £1,500,000. There is also a tradition for people of England to enjoy strawberries and cream while they watch the match. Golf has been said to develop in Scotland. The game has its earlier versions in the British Isles and some low countries in northern Europe. This sport is viewed as an elite pastime, but it is a trendy sport among British People that they play throughout their life. There are more than 500 golf courses in Scotland. Horseracing is a sport played by royalty and the kings. The derby had originated here, and the Grand National is the most challenging horse race globally.
These sports are now globally famous and had started spreading in the 18th and 19th centuries. The modern football game is said to have originated in England, and the Football Association, one of the first organisations of the game, was also founded in England. Now the game has spread worldwide, with millions of people playing the game and millions of people watching it too. The popular game of Cricket has also been developed in England but is now a favourite of many people worldwide. Thus Britain has made a significant contribution by giving the world different sports.