Sporting Life | 15/01/2024

Get fit & improve mental wellbeing with team sports

By Ummehani Mustafa
Copywriter, SSSPORTS.COM

Feeling sluggish, stressed and disconnected? We get you! As January settles in and the glow of the new year begins to fade, it’s easy to find ourselves losing motivation and, eventually, feeling low. Get your groove back by joining a team sport!


This article covers:

Team sports gear

All the ways team sport can be fulfilling


Get ready for team sports with Sun & Sand Sports and explore new activities. Team sports offer a powerful one-two punch for both your physical and mental well-being, letting you hit reset on your fitness routine.

Hit Reset with team sports

Before you suit up for the game, don’t forget to download the SSS app from the App Store or Google Play and get your sportswear delivered to your home.

Football Shoes


Nike Men’s Mercurial Vapor 15 Academy Turf Ground Football Shoes

A versatile and popular choice, these Nike turf ground football shoes are known for their stylish design and reliable grip. They are suitable for various playing styles.

Price: AED 450.00

adidas Men’s X Crazyfast+ Firm Ground Football Shoes

A bestseller in the firm ground category, these adidas football shoes combine speed and stability. Ideal for players who demand responsive traction on firm pitches, they are crafted for superior performance

Price: AED 1,349.00

Nike Kids’ Mercurial Superfly 9 Academy Turf Ground Football Shoes

A bestseller among kids’ football shoes, these Nike Superfly 9 Academy shoes are designed for both younger and older kids. They offer a combination of style and performance on turf ground surfaces.

Price: AED 375.00

Nike Kids’ Mercurial Vapor 15 Club Turf Ground Football Shoes

Specifically designed for younger kids, these Nike football shoes provide comfort and control on turf ground surfaces. The Vapor 15 Club is a reliable choice for budding football stars.

Price: AED 225.00

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Football Clothing

adidas Men’s Juventus Away Official Jersey – 2023/24

Show your support for Juventus with this official away jersey from adidas. Featuring the iconic club design for the 2023/24 season, it offers both style and comfort for fans.

Price: AED 699.00

adidas Men’s Real Madrid Home Jersey – 2023/24

Representing the heritage of Real Madrid, this home jersey by adidas is a bestseller. With a distinctive design for the 2023/24 season, it’s a must-have for dedicated fans.

Price: AED 449.00

Nike Men’s Liverpool F.C. Dri-FIT Stadium Home Jersey – 2023/24

Embrace the spirit of Liverpool with this Dri-FIT Stadium Home Jersey from Nike. Designed for optimal comfort & breathability, it showcases your allegiance to the club.

Price: AED 500.00 AED 375.00

Nike F.C. Barcelona Dri-FIT Academy Pro Football Top (Unisex)

A unisex football top from Nike, designed for both style and performance. Featuring the F.C. Barcelona emblem, it’s a versatile piece for football enthusiasts.

Price: AED 325.00

Nike Kids’ Academy Pro Track Suit

A versatile and comfortable track suit for younger kids, the Nike Academy Pro Track Suit is suitable for both training sessions and casual wear. It ensures freedom of movement and style.

Price: AED 250.00 AED 188.00

adidas Kids’ Real Madrid Home Jersey – 2023/24

A popular choice among young fans, this Real Madrid home jersey for kids represents the team’s identity and is designed for comfort and style.

Price: AED 349.00

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Football Equipment & Accessories

Nike Kids’ Charge Football Shinguards

Providing essential protection, these Nike shinguards for kids are designed for safety during play. Their durable construction ensures reliable shielding for young players.

Price: AED 125.00

Nike Kids Match Football Goalkeeper Gloves

Tailored for young goalkeepers, these Nike goalkeeper gloves offer a secure grip and protection. They instill confidence in young players as they make saves on the field.

Price: AED 150.00

Nike Pitch Training Football

Versatile and suitable for various field conditions, the Nike Pitch Training Football is designed to provide consistent performance and durability for young players during training sessions.

Price: AED 125.00

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Basketball Shoes

adidas Men’s Adizero Select Basketball Shoes

Crafted for agility and performance, these adidas basketball shoes prioritize speed and comfort on the court. Their design allows for quick movements and stability.

Price: AED 549.00

Nike Men’s Giannis Immortality 3 Basketball Shoes

Inspired by Giannis Antetokounmpo, these Nike basketball shoes emphasize stability and performance. Their design is tailored to meet the demands of the game.

Price: AED 450.00

Under Armour Curry 1 Retro Dub Nation Basketball Shoes (Unisex)

 Unisex basketball shoes inspired by Stephen Curry, these Under Armour shoes offer a combination of style and performance on the court. Suitable for both men and women.

Price: AED 769.00

Nike Women’s Jumpman MVP Shoe

These Nike women’s basketball shoes feature the iconic Jumpman logo and are designed for both style and on-court performance. They provide a comfortable fit for female basketball enthusiasts

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Basketball Clothing

Nike Men’s Los Angeles Lakers NBA T-Shirt

Show your Lakers pride with this Nike NBA T-shirt featuring the iconic team logo. Comfortable and stylish for basketball enthusiasts.

Price: AED 175.00

New Era LA Lakers Script T-Shirt (Unisex)

Unisex and stylish, this LA Lakers script t-shirt from New Era showcases team pride and a casual, fashionable look. Perfect for both men and women who want to represent their favorite NBA team.

Price: AED 189.00

New Era NBA Logo Script Sleeveless T-Shirt (Unisex)

This unisex sleeveless t-shirt from New Era features the NBA logo script, combining a sporty look with versatile styling. It’s suitable for both men and women who appreciate basketball culture.

Price: AED 119.00

Jordan Kids’ Jumpman T-Shirt

A stylish and iconic choice for older kids, this Jumpman-themed t-shirt from Jordan showcases fashion and sports-inspired design.
Price: AED 79.00

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Racket Sport Shoes

Nike Women’s Court Air Zoom Vapor 11 Clay Tennis Shoe

Designed for clay court surfaces, these Nike tennis shoes for women offer stability and responsive cushioning. The Air Zoom Vapor 11 is a reliable choice for players who demand performance.

Price: AED 975.00

Nike Women’s Court Air Zoom Vapor Pro 2 Hard Court Tennis Shoe

Engineered for hard court surfaces, these Nike tennis shoes for women provide excellent traction and support. The Air Zoom Vapor Pro 2 is designed to enhance your agility on the court.

Price: AED 675.00

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Racket Sport Clothing

Nike Men’s Court Dri-FIT Solid Polo Shirt

A classic choice for racket sports, this Nike polo shirt for men is crafted with Dri-FIT technology for comfort and breathability on the court. Its solid design ensures a timeless and versatile look.

Price: AED 250.00

Nike Women’s Court Dri-FIT Heritage Full-Zip Jacket

Tailored for racket sports, this Nike full-zip jacket for women combines heritage style with Dri-FIT technology. It offers both warmth and moisture-wicking comfort during play.

Price: AED 450.00

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Racket Sport Equipment

Dunlop Speed Attack Padel Racket

Specifically crafted for padel enthusiasts, this Dunlop padel racket, the Speed Attack, is designed to enhance your gameplay with power and precision. It’s a reliable choice for players looking to elevate their padel experience.

Price: AED 700.00

Dunlop C-Fireblade 100 G6 HL Badminton Racket

Offering a blend of power and control, this Dunlop badminton racket is ideal for players seeking precision on the court. The C-Fireblade 100 G6 HL is designed for advanced badminton enthusiasts.

Price: AED 160.00

Dunlop Padel Team Balls Tube (3 Balls)

Perfect for padel matches, this tube of Dunlop Padel Team Balls ensures consistent bounce and durability. It contains three high-quality balls suitable for both casual and competitive play.

Price: AED 32.00

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What are the physical health benefits of team sports?

Engaging in team sports offers a comprehensive workout for your entire body. The dynamic nature of these activities involves a range of movements that contribute to improved physical fitness. Here are a few ways in which team sports can enhance your overall health.

Cardio Champs: Team sports like football & basketball keep your heart rate pumping, strengthening your cardiovascular system and boosting your stamina.

Muscle Masters: Team sports engage and tone various muscle groups throughout your body. You’ll build lean muscle mass, improving overall strength and power, whether you’re throwing a perfect spiral or spiking a winning volleyball.

Flexibility Flyers: The dynamic movements and agility required in team sports improve your flexibility and range of motion. Jumping for rebounds, twisting for tackles, and bending for blocks all contribute to a limber and mobile body.

Bone Builders: The weight-bearing nature of activities like basketball and gymnastics helps build strong bones, reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures later in life. 

Can team sports positively impact mental well-being?

Absolutely. Participation in team sports has been demonstrated to enhance mental health. Let’s explore how stepping onto the field can uplift your mood and contribute to overall well-being.

Stress Relief & Improved Mood: Exercise releases endorphins, while the camaraderie in team sports amplifies this effect, fostering lighter, energized feelings through shared experiences and physical activity.

Mental Toughness Bootcamp: Team sports teach resilience by navigating setbacks, pushing limits, and bouncing back from losses, providing skills applicable in various life challenges.

Boosted Self-Esteem & Confidence: Mastering new skills, achieving personal goals, and contributing to team success improves self-esteem and confidence, fostering growth outside comfort zones.

Reduced Isolation & Improved Social Connection: Team sports combat isolation by fostering a supportive social network, offering a sense of belonging and shared victories that positively impact mental well-being.

Can team sports help develop people skills?

Yes, while participating in team sports, the camaraderie and shared experiences on the field create a fertile ground for developing essential people skills.

Building Relationships: From high-fives,  pep talks to post-game laughs, team sports forge strong bonds. You’ll learn to trust and rely on your teammates, celebrate their successes, and pick them up when they fall. 

Communication Skills: Effective communication is key to any successful team. On the field, you’ll learn to communicate clearly and concisely, express your ideas, and actively listen to others.

Teamwork & Collaboration: Whether you’re strategizing plays or executing complex maneuvers, team sports require seamless collaboration. You’ll learn to adapt to dynamic situations and contribute to a shared goal. 

Leadership & Sportsmanship: From leading by example to accepting defeat gracefully, team sports foster both leadership qualities and good sportsmanship. You’ll learn to handle pressure with composure, and treat your opponents with respect. 

So, what are you waiting for? The field is calling, and your teammates are waiting. Join a team sport, hit that reset button, and watch your physical and mental health soar.

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