Everybody has different hobbies that they like to do for fun or just to relax. There are many kind of activities like badminton, basketball, swimming, or baseball. It all depends on each personality. For me, basketball is my favorite hobby because it's part of my life and I can not live without it.

 Since I was a little girl, I started to play basketball in the school team and also with my friends in the neighborhood. My mother told me that I liked kicking the ball around and had so much fun with it when I was only about two years old. Since then, playing basketball is my favorite sport and it is my hobby whenever I have free time. Playing basketball also helps me to relax and be confident when I have stress and frustration. For example, after doing my homework or when I come home from school, I play a little bit with my friends outside of my house or we go to the park, if the weather is nice.

 Few years ago, there was an inter-school competition. Our team members practised everyday after school for 3 hours from seven till nine o’clock and we slowly got better. During the first round of the competition, we tried our best and worked together, but we were still behind, so we discussed how we should cope with the opponent. Finally, through our tactic, we got the first place. We were pleased of how we worked it out well to win a cup and medal.

Whenever I play basketball, I feel healthy and stronger. Besides, I meet new friends from the neighbor. I not only like playing basketball, but I also enjoy watching basketball on television. When I go to the beach, my family and friends would get together to play and we have a lot of fun. Also, during weekends, I would call up my friends to play basketball with me. After the intense games, we would go to the teashop nearby to relax and grab some cold drinks to cool us down from the games we had.

For me, basketball is a part of my life and it means a lot to me. Since it is summer now, I get to play...