The coronavirus has changed how we live and forced us into lockdown, but that does not mean we stop playing. Here, we feature great ways to keep active and have fun during the coronavirus lockdown – sport and fun should always go hand in hand. So give these ideas a try and let us know which ones you like. Send your videos to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no stopping Jenny Hastings and her family as they get their Edinburgh street moving every day during lockdown. Thanks to all who have sent us videos of Jenny, Kerry-Anne and Scott, and to Jenny Love and BBC Scotland for this great coverage. Fantastic Jenny – we’re right behind you … albeit in the distance!
Here are some of the enthusiastic army of Active Schools coordinators sharing games for everyone to have a go – which Active Character are you?
Today’s letter is Q for Quiz Challenge. Try Our Quiz and find out Which Active Character are you?https://t.co/2ICnSZRz8G Once you know your Active Character we have set you a challenge. Share your Active Character and videos! #ActiveVideos @sportscotland @Edinburgh_CC pic.twitter.com/fxp3FXNVc8
— Active Schools Edinburgh (@ActiveSchoolsED) April 21, 2020
One of our most enthusiastic OSS Supporters is John Collins, who started out in Galashiels and played for Hutchison Vale Boys Club, Celtic, Monaco, Everton and Fulham – and won 58 caps for Scotland, memorably scoring our last goal in a World Cup Finals, against Brazil in 1998. With the help of his daughter Hannah, he has come up with some skills for you to practise – open to all ages!
But what about our tennis champion Jamie Murray and his footballing skills? He shares a variety of skills from football to tennis, for all abilities. The other ‘two’ Murray brothers are also giving the lockdown lark a go…
Back to the Playground! #100keepyupchallenge
Who’s got it in their locker this Easter Weekend?!
— Jamie Murray (@jamie_murray) April 10, 2020
A challenge to all tennis players and fans… The 💯 volley challenge. There was no bickering during the filming of the video 🙄, although I think the last volley was aimed at my head… I can’t be the only one that wants to see Rog and Mirka hitting a few balls together…🎾 pic.twitter.com/c0lMnNuSSQ
— Andy Murray (@andy_murray) April 9, 2020
— Jamie Murray (@jamie_murray) April 9, 2020
— The Other Murray Brother (@Duncan__Murray) April 5, 2020
Here are some great basic tennis tips for the youngsters from top tennis coach Kris Soutar – in his living room!
Morning! @KrisSoutar is back and this week is all about developing the skills for return of serve.
The first thing you need is fast eyes and fast hands. Anyone can do this in their house…
And the McKerrachers show us is not’s just little ones that can enjoy lockdown tennis…
— Craig McKerracher (@McKerracherC) April 12, 2020
Time for hockey? Scott and Megan from Peebles have set up a cracking skills course – what obstacles can you find?
— Peebles Hockey Club (@PeeblesHockey) March 27, 2020
Boccia is truly a game for all … what do you mean you haven’t tried it? Now is the time…
— Scottish Boccia (@SDS_boccia) April 8, 2020
In the rugby world, we are in awe of the skills and presentation of budding coaches Sam and Callum of Loch Lomond RFC Juniors. Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has been re-tweeting and even Glasgow Warriors and Scotland scrum-half George Horne has taken up their challenges – handset some of big own! Thanks boys for keeping us going.
HOME RUGBY CHALLENGE. We know everyone is missing their rugby so two of our players, Callum and Sam, have come up with the first of some weekly rugby challenges 1/4 @LochLomondRFC @Scotlandteam #rugbyunited #rugbyscotland pic.twitter.com/dROMjn32rw
— LochLomondRFCjnrs (@Lochlomondjnrs) March 23, 2020
— LochLomondRFCjnrs (@Lochlomondjnrs) March 30, 2020
HOME RUGBY CHALLENGE WEEK 3. This week’s activity will get the heart rate up, as well as testing passing skills and reactions. Here are Callum and Sam to explain again @LochLomondRFC @Scotlandteam @SCRUMMAGAZINE @gregortownsend #rugbyscotland #everyonesgame #AsOne pic.twitter.com/6hR9ztDqi5
— LochLomondRFCjnrs (@Lochlomondjnrs) April 7, 2020
Here we go @Lochlomondjnrs my attempts at a couple of Callum and Sam’s challenges plus a little one of my own! Been loving the challenges so far boys so keep them coming 👍 (38 the score to beat in my challenge) Good luck 😎 pic.twitter.com/nlffuniRfE
— George Horne (@george_horne10) April 10, 2020