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10 ways sport stars are keeping busy at home

Our favourite competitors swap the arena for their own homes.

With competitions on hold for the time-being, stars from across the world of sport have been busy inventing new ways to keep themselves entertained. From synchronised dances to a new spin on garden landscaping, here’s what some of our favourites have been up to with their newfound spare time.


NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo shows his hidden musical talent

Shooting hoops and shredding rifts (sort of), NBA hero Giannis Antetokounmpo has turned to music to help cure his boredom. We’re not sure he’s boy band material just yet!

https://twitter.com/mariahdanae15/status/1239003226139250693

Leg Day with Tyson Fury

No weights? No problem… Heavyweight World Champion of the World Tyson Fury re-created his own fitness circuit by using his wife Paris Fury as a human weight.

Warning: Don’t try this at home (unless you’re superhuman like Fury)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-K4VWoJBaQ/

Alex Oxlade Chamberlain masters the stair shuffle

Chamberlain and his girlfriend (Little Mix star Perrie Edwards) impressed fans with their dancing skills when they perfected the TikTok stair shuffle! Pass some time and give it a go yourself.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9uhHKMAJo9/

Roger Federer practices trick shots

As tournaments continue to cancel or delay until further notice, tennis great Roger Federer gave fans something to watch as he kept his skills sharp by practicing some trick-shots in the snow.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-XlZODDHiP/

Justin Rose MBE sets pool table golf

The golf course might be closed but Justin Rose has found a new way to practice his putting. We wonder if pool table golf will be at the Olympics next year.

https://twitter.com/JustinRose99/status/1240297880449159171

James Milner becomes a groundskeeper

Liverpool FC superstar James Milner can play almost any position on the pitch, now he can add groundsman to his CV after he filmed himself tackling his overgrown garden with a pair of scissors and a ruler.

https://twitter.com/JamesMilner/status/1239954319425720320

Ben Stokes practices his golf swing

After conquering the world of cricket, Stokes has set his sight on a new sport… golf. Is it possible to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year for two different sporting categories?

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-CfVQogOli/

Peter Crouch is the human ruler

Known for his almighty height Peter Crouch’s wife Abbey Clancy managed to find the perfect use for her husband during self-isolation. #keepyourcrouch

Wayne and Frankie Bridge become social pros

Who said TikTok was for kids? Judging by the amount of videos Frankie Bridge has posted on her own channel, the Bridges’ have been spending A LOT of time perfecting their skills.

Try the #stayathomechallenge

Now it’s time for you to get involved! Grab a toilet roll and give the keepy up challenge a try. Players from all major football teams have taken to social media to in attempt to smash the record, can you?

https://twitter.com/SouthamptonFC/status/1241091625482440706


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Words by Georgia Williams

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