Hobby :- An activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.
Personally, I don't think so because he/she is representing his/her school. It is sort of professional thing and he/she maybe forced to participate by the school because he/she is good in it. There may not be pleasure and leisure time.
But I am confused. What do you think?
- Yes, we can call it hobbyVote A
- No, we cannot call this hobbyVote B
Most Helpful Girl
Not really, it's an extracurricular activity since it's associated with school. It would be a hobby if he wanted to shoot some hoops on the weekend with friends. When I played sports, I didn't list soccer, volleyball and basketball as hobbies, since it was part of the school. Me playing badminton and racquetball on the weekends was a hobby that I played at my gym and not associated with school extracurricular activities.
But if the person playing the sport for fun loves it, then it's alright if they want to say it's their hobby. I don't know, that's how I see it.2
Most Helpful Guy
By definition, it would no longer be a hobby since it would become an obligation if they were to join a sports team.
But it could still be considered a hobby to that person if they love it and/or consider the time spent going to practice to be leisure time. Some people might not exactly have the best home life, or they might have a LOT on their plate, and would consider the practices to be a kind of freedom from all that.1