Sports that are very popular in Asia

By Swindon Link - 21 February 2024

Sport

There’s no denying that every audience has its own preferences when it comes to sports. And while some of the Asian market is watching general sports like tennis or football, they also focus on specific, more localized sports as well.

That’s also one of the reasons why Asian sports betting has quickly become very popular. It brings the question, what sports are very common in Asia? Let’s find out!

Petanque

Petanque is really fun because it can be easy to play, it doesn’t involve too much preparation, and you can get into it right away. However, don’t dismiss this sport, because it involves a lot of strategy and it can take a while to learn how to play adequately. That’s why this is one of the most enticing and fun sports that have taken over the Asian market. It’s particularly popular in Laos.

Sepak Takraw

You can find Sepak Takraw being played in Singapore and Malaysia, but other neighboring countries too. The thing to note here is that it’s a combination of volleyball and football. It’s great to get into, and it can be quite physical. However, the combination of sports is what sets it apart, since it involves a lot of strategy and attention. Yet at the same time, it’s incredibly fun and engaging.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is not very competitive, but it’s one of those engaging takes on martial arts that a lot of people like. In the end, Tai Chi is incredibly fun to go through, and the fact that there are so many ways to play is what sets it apart. On top of that, you can get started right away, and it will be a fun experience to go through.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a national sport for Thailand, but it also involves physicality and tons of strategy. Many consider it to be one of the best martial arts out there. Plus, if you do want to get into Muay Thai, you will notice it can help you lose weight. It’s intense, and while it will take a bit to train and master it, the results speak for themselves.

Cricket

India in particular is known for having a very massive, large cricket base. They continue to stand out as one of the largest and most consistent markets for this sport. Plus, it’s very easy to get into cricket locally too, since there are multiple schools where you can learn this craft. It certainly stands out as a fun sport that doesn’t really have a massive exposure anywhere in the world aside from the UK.

Badminton

Another sport that has a very good traction in Asia is Badminton. Over the past few years, badminton has quickly evolved to have a really large Asian presence. And we can see why, it really is an amazing sport that can be easy to get into. However, mastering it can be very difficult, and it’s exactly why you can find many places to train.

There’s no denying that the Asian market is very different when compared to sports and what people like to watch or perform. Yet one thing is certain, sports are still within the core identity of locals, and they do stand out with their unique style and approach.

To make things even better, these sports truly manage to surpass expectations, and people continue to try them, maybe even master them in many cases. That’s why it’s a great idea to check these sports and see for yourself how engaging and fun they can actively be. Yes, it can take a little while to understand and adapt to the rules, but results can be great if you stick with them. Or you can just focus on watching Asian sports and have fun that way!

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