Sport is an excellent way to improve our health and lift up our attitude no matter it is
or individual sports. I myself always enjoy group activities where I can feel being a part of something.
The first benefit of team sport is you learn how to do a teamwork. You learn that it is not only you who can make a great achievement but how you can support other people to make the best team. You become more responsible for the result of the whole team. If you watch a football match, you expect all the players to co-operate with each other, helping each other to score. And when you win, it is an enormous happiness for all the members because all of them see their roles for the win.
Furthermore, if you play a team sport, you learn how to discipline yourself at a high level. When your group practice, you need to practice with them. It is not you to decide where and when you want to play or practice. Your performance really effects on the whole team. So it is a very good way to improve our self-discipline.
One of the best reason I love team sport is the spirit of a team and the encouragement of the all members. I love to play chess. Even though I can play on my own but it is always good to have a partner to play with me who motivate and inspire me to keep trying which I hardly do myself when I feel so lazy or so down.
However, I have friends who are great in individual sport. They love being on their own and decide where and when they can practice. They don’t have to wait for the whole team to make a decision. They don’t have to wait for the whole team to vote for their plan or their strategy. They are the one who also decide the result. Their performance doesn’t affect much on other people. That is much more comfortable.
It seems to me that individual sport has a higher competitive level. People who enjoy this kind of sport train themselves to fight on their own and they get credit for their own if they win. The feeling “I am the best” is always thrilling and desiring in each of human being.
It depends much on the personality and the condition that people choose either team sports or individuals sport. I myself love to have partners in all the activities. So team sport is always my choice.