Making friends as an adult isn’t always easy. But if you’re down to sweat a little bit (or ride the bench), plenty of athletic leagues around Austin can provide an opportunity to meet new people.Austin Sports and Social Club
Austin’s most comprehensive social sports club offers leagues for basketball, bowling, cornhole, dodgeball, flag football, kickball, soccer, softball, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and wiffleball. Aside from sports, designated bars offer drink specials for players in uniform. Austin SSC also includes social events such as tailgates, vacations and party barges. ATX Sports & Adventures
This club provides co-ed leagues for sand volleyball, softball, flag football and kickball and men’s leagues for basketball and flag football. The club also features sponsor bars and special experiences such as surfing at NLandNAKID Social Sports
The “Neighborhood Adults Kickin’ It Downtown” league offers bocce, cornhole, kickball and 6-on-6 volleyball. Sponsor bars act as a post-game destination and games of flip cup are encouraged. CLUBWAKA
The company has kickball clubs across the country including Austin. CLUBWAKA also offers parties and special events and vacations year round. The club also hosts sand volleyball leagues. Capital Area Social Tennis League
Whether you’re a beginner or an ace, this doubles league is open to all experience levels. In addition, partner restaurants and bars offer discounts on food and drinks to players.
Described as equal parts tag, kickball and dodgeball, this game brings together players in a casual setting. There’s no formal registration process, and anyone interested can join the Facebook meet-up group.
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