Sports make our body strong and active. Some of the games improve upon the intellect and the sense of morality in the participants. Sports provide necessary exercises to the body and develop a sense of discipline in the character of the players.

There are two types of games: indoor and outdoor. Indoor games are carom, judo, cards, table tennis, billiard, chess, etc. and outdoor games are badminton, basketball, lawn tennis, baseball, volleyball, hockey, football, cricket, etc.

Matches and tournaments are held to put to test the skill, stamina and hardship of the participants. Medals, shields and cups are awarded to the players for achieving excellence in their performance.

This creates a competitive attitude among the players, and also a spirit of sportsmanship of fair play, equal respect and appreciation of better players. Discipline learned during sports helps in the player’s future life.


Broader competition can be seen in international matches and fixtures, as in the case of Olympic Games. Sports take a very important place in today’s world.