The Best Summer Sports Leagues in Toronto
Summer sports leagues in Toronto let you get active, usually outside, and meet new people all at the same time. From softball and soccer to ultimate frisbee and dodgeball, these organizations let you try out new activities and also give more experienced players the chance to unleash their inner pro athletes.
Here, in no particular order, are the best summer sports leagues in Toronto.
Toronto Sports and Social Club
This club, known as TSSC, organizes leagues for all sorts of sports and activities, including basketball, volleyball, dragon boat and sailing. It holds sessions in both the spring and summer so you can really take advantage of Toronto's warm weather months.
Toronto Recreational Sports League
Geared towards those in their 20s and 30s, Toronto Recreational Sports League is recreational and entirely co-ed organization. It schedules all of its games in the Yonge and Eglinton area, making it easy to accessible to those who rely on the TTC.
Off Limit Sports
Trampoline dodgeball sounds like something a hyper 10-year-old would dream up, but it's a real sport that's actually a lot of fun to play. With Off Limit Sports, you can gather up your friends or co-workers and try it at four GTA-area locations. This company offers co-ed softball, volleyball and regular gym floor dodgeball too.
Harken back to your elementary school days with this Toronto institution that makes kickball relevant for adult. This league, for those 19-plus, is all about having fun and letting loose on the field. Best of all, it's free.
Toronto Ultimate Club
For frisbee fans, the Toronto Ultimate Club runs multiple co-ed adult leagues on most nights of the week. You can choose to play recreationally or competitively if you're looking to up your disc game over the summer.
This soccer league boasts co-ed, men's and women's leagues for recreational players. It hosts its games at various fields throughout the city. You can sign up as an entire team or fly solo and register as an individual.
Ashbridges Bay Beach Volleyball
Head down to the lake to play beach volleyball and take part in this quintessential summer sport. Along with its summer league, Ashbridges Bay offers adult volleyball clinics if you want to improve your skills before joining a team.
Axe throwing is enormously popular in Toronto and if you've been practicing over brews with your friends, you may just be ready to join a BATL Axe league - yes you can drink at games too, so don't fret.
The Toronto Outdoor Club
You need to be a member to participate in Toronto Outdoor Club activities, but luckily it's free to join. Along with hikes and camping trip, the TOC organizes recreational and pick-up sports games - such as badminton, soccer and ultimate frisbee.
Instead of organizing games in high school gyms, Toronto Dodgeball hosts its summertime league on an outdoor beach court. That means you can dodge, dip, dive, duck and dodge in the beautiful warm weather all season long.
High Park Ball Hockey
For ball hockey fans, this west end league organizes games for both women and men. This not-for-profit group is all about having fun and it's recognized by the Canadian Ball Hockey Association, Hockey Canada and is a member of the Ontario Ball Hockey Federation.
Bike Polo Toronto
You don't need to ride a horse to play polo in Toronto. Instead, you can join Bike Polo Toronto for this fast-paced sport. The organization holds rookie and vet nights all throughout the summer so you can try out this game even if you're a beginner.