Top 5 most expensive sports to practice

Games and sports are an excellent way to unwind after a long day or even week. Whether you’re into running, swimming or cycling, there is definitely something for everyone and for all budgets! But some sports are becoming more and more expensive to play and unfortunately, some people can’t afford to invest large sums of money in sporting activity. This is why you need to know 5 of the most expensive sports to practice:

1. Golf

It is arguably one of the most expensive sports in the world and it requires full equipment right from the word go.


For example, you will need around €50 for a golf lesson to learn the basics of the sport. You will need ten of these lessons, or an investment of €500. Add on to that the equipment used to play and membership in a club and the cost will balloon. So you should probably think twice before committing to this sport as it requires a heavy investment.

2. Horse riding

Although horse riding is now cheaper than it was before, the sport still requires a heft investment for you to begin.

Many equestrian centers lend you the accessories you need for horseback riding, but it is more hygienic to have your own shoes and boots! In addition, you will need suitable riding pants, a license to practice this sport in the equestrian center of your choice and an annual subscription which varies between 100 and 600 euros.

3. Surfing

You obviously need to live near the sea for this sport. But if you live further inland, do not despair, you can always practice while on vacation. The sport remains expensive as you will need to fork up to €1,500 in the first year alone.

Ocean water is often cold, so you will need a wetsuit if you intend to spend some time in the water. A wetsuit costs around $100, and you will also need a board for a cost of up to $600. Consider surfing during your vacation, it will cost you less!

4. Diving

Although many swimming pools now offer introductory diving lessons, you will need to live near the sea to practice this sport. Nonetheless, diving in swimming pools can be a great option if you are looking to save on the costs.

For the equipment, again, it is a budget that you have to accept to pay between fins, snorkel, wetsuit and oxygen bottles, it takes around 1000 €. Plus the price of diving lessons, be careful not to sink your budget!

5. Hockey

Any sport that requires relatively large equipment will require a heavy initial investment on your end.

So with that in mind, it is not surprising that ice hockey is on this list. Memberships to play in a club can go up to €500, depending on the club. Then, you have to invest in the equipment which includes a helmet, gloves, protection and of course, the hockey stick!