the wait is over and the new softball season has finally arrived. Each
Wednesday at 5:30pm, from 16th April until late Autumn the Softball Club meet
at IBM Hursley Park's Softball diamond, in the lower sports field. The
content of each session is entirely up to the attendees but in the main
will comprise a warm-up, followed by a brief practice and then a game.
After the session we retire to the clubhouse for a drink and a chat.
What is softball?
Softball is a variant on
the American game of baseball, which has its origins in the English game
of rounders. The game is played between two teams and centres around the
main playing area known as the diamond. Here at Hursley we play mixed slowpitch
softball. Mixed means that the teams comprise both men and women.
means that the pitcher (the person who throws the ball to the batter) pitches
the ball underarm with a definite arc. So DON'T WORRY: you will not
be getting baseball style pitches whizzing towards you when batting.
good do I need to be?
Softball at Hursley is open
to all standards of player, from the novice to experienced alike. Our aim
is to help the newcomers to quickly become accustomed to the game, whilst
providing a stimulating (and fun) environment in which the more experienced
softballers can develop their skills further.
should I bring to a session?
You'll be provided with
all the equipment needed to play--gloves, bats and balls. To enjoy the
sessions to their fullest make sure you turn up in trainers and some outdoor
exercise gear, such as jogging pants and T-shirts. In addition, bring a
baseball cap and sunglasses, in case it is sunny and some drink for consuming
during the session.
do I join the Hursley Hurricanes Softball club?
forms are available on-line or from the treasurer.
Membership includes affiliation to the British Softball Federation and
insurance cover. For insurance reasons, you must be a member to participate
in any league or tournament fixtures. Please complete the form as soon
as possible and return it to the address supplied.
[ A rough guide to the rules,
Multimap of Hursley,
Calendar of events,