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So why Softball?

Co-ed slowpitch softball is a recreational, social and enjoyable game that's easy to learn and play, even for people who are not “athletes” or don't have much experience of team sports – and the game offers particular opportunities for women.
It's a lot like baseball in terms of the rules, but because the ball is pitched slowly to each batter (as the name implies!), it's easy to hit the ball and succeed at the sport's central skill.  The fact that men and women play together in the same team and on an equal level gives the sport a social buzz, and most softball games are followed by sessions at the local pub!
But there is also a competitive side to the sport, with serious tournaments and national championships.  There is even a Great Britain Co-ed Slowpitch National Team that has won nine straight European Championships.
There are softball leagues and teams in major cities and towns throughout England and also in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.  Solent League play tends to be on weekday evenings after work and some weekends during the summer, and there are regional weekend tournaments for keener teams. 
We welcome anybody that wishes to give softball a try and actively recruit all year round.
All SSL league teams are happy to include any new players into practices, and should a new player want to join the league, teams will happily add new players to their roster at any point in the year.
We are always happy to accomodate any new teams to the league also. If you have a works team that would like to compete in the league, just contact us and we will happily discuss it with you.

What you commit

You will basicaly get out of softball, what you put into it. Many players work awkward hours and will only be able to play half of the games scheduled. But thats OK, teams will always try and include players no matter what their work/life permits.

How much and equipment

You won't need to worry about money or equipment when you first start out. All teams will have the equipment you initially require to play. If you get bitten by the bug, you will want to buy your own glove and maybe even your own bat.
If you decide to join a team, then there will be subs to pay, and registering with the sports govorning body, but this will all be explained when needed.

Want to give it a go?

Then what are you waiting for? Go to our contact us page or email our Portsmouth recruitment officer here, or our Southampton recruitment officer here.

We will put you in touch with a team near you that will contact you about when and where they practice.

We will respond to you as quickly as we can.