What is the difference between individual and dual sports?


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In individual sports, a player competes without a partner, but in dual sports, a player has two or more partners. An example of an individual sport is tennis. On the other hand, double tennis is an example of a dual sport. The other kind of sport is team sport, where games are played by a group of people against an opposing group.

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What is the difference between individual and dual sports?
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The advantage of individual sport is that the player does as he pleases and does not have to listen to the ideas of another player. Dual sports may be a bit complicated as one player has to effectively link his ideas with those of his partner. However, the advantage of dual sport is that the two players complement each other. Athletics can have a single player competing against others, but it can also have a number of players on one team, such as in relay. Other examples of individual sports are boxing, bodybuilding, cycling, surfing, darts, archery, bowling, golf, karate, gymnastics, shooting, squash, taekwondo, yoga and javelin. Examples of dual sports are badminton, chess, synchronized swimming and table tennis. Examples of team sports are hockey, cricket, football, volleyball, basketball, rowing, and handball. A dual sport varies from an individual sport in that it may need a larger playing ground. On the other hand, team sports need the largest area of play not only to accommodate the players, but also the fans.

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