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Softball

Softball is a direct descendant of Baseball, only the ball is bigger.

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An Overview of Softball

One team is on offence, the other on defence. The team on offence take it in turns to hit the ball and run as far around the pitch as possible before the ball is caught by the other team. The defence team catch members of the opposing team out by catching the ball mid-air or throwing it to a member of their own team who is defending a base.

It's a fast, fun and sociable game and you only need a glove, bat and ball to get started.

Benefits

It's a team sport so it's the perfect way to make friends and batting and catching the ball helps improve reactions and concentration.

Involvement

Visit the Baseball/Softball UK website to find out how you can get involved.

Facts

  • It was invented in 1887 in Chicago as an indoor game and the earliest known softball game was played in Chicago, Illinois on Thanksgiving Day, 1887.

Find Softball Activities Near You

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Hit the Pitch

Hit the Pitch is Baseball Softball UK's development programme aimed at creating new playing opportunities and attracting youth, college, university and adult players to softball and baseball.

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Tonbridge Baseball Club

Tonbridge Baseball Club

A well established mixed-gender baseball club, welcoming anyone interested in playing baseball, regardless of experience! We're past BBF Single A National champions, but welcome anyone of any ability from 14+ to 60+. Whether you want to play competitively

BaseballSoftball UK Facilities Fund

BaseballSoftball UK Facilities Fund

BaseballSoftballUK has dedicated £50,000 over five years (2021-2025) to enable clubs and leagues to build and upgrade local facilities across the UK through a new Facilities Fund.