[Anchor Lead]Sports like bowling or tennis are often regarded as activities best suited for adults. However, sports programs tailored to children are growing in popularity. Let's check them out.[Pkg]Children have gathered after school to enjoy bowling. They skillfully throw what appear to be heavy bowling balls to strike the pins. They also have fun with a toy slide Children's bowling balls are small and light so anyone can learn and enjoy the sport. What's more, children can bowl more freely because the channels on either side of the lane are blocked to prevent the ball from diverging.[Soundbite] Kim Woo-joo(7-year-old) : "I get excited whenever I knock over the pins. I like that the ball is light and rolls well."There are also tailored programs to teach children tennis, a sport that is difficult for beginners. The learning process is made easier for children with small, light racquets and soft balls.[Soundbite] Lee Jin-ah(Former Nat’l Tennis Team) : "Tennis is accepted as a fun sport for children, not a difficult one, so they can approach it more readily."Entry-level programs for sports that are difficult to learn before reaching a certain age have recently been on the rise.[Soundbite] Shin Dong-young(Sports Instructor) : "Sports should be fun for children. Children will be able to enjoy sports more if additional specialized programs are developed."New methods adjusted to the level of children are making it easier for more people to learn difficult sports.
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