- Use PLAY with competitive games that you can play and also with sports or activities which you need a Ball (pelota) to play. (Usa PLAY con deportes de competición en los que además tengas que utilizar una pelota).
Examples: - He plays basketball, football and squash. He loves playing hockey, too.
- Carlos loves playing tennis with his girlfriend.
- I don't like playing table tennis. It's boring.
- We like playing volleyball but we hate playing handball.
Other sports or games you can use with the verb PLAY: Chess (ajedrez), Cards (cartas), Baseball, Golf, American football, etc.
2. Use GO with activities that you can do alone (actividades o deportes que puedes hacer sólo, sin nadie más). These sports or activities normally finish with -ing. (Usa GO con deportes o actividades que acaben con -ing y que normalmente puedes realizar por ti mismo, sin nadie más).
Examples: - I go jogging twice a week.
- We go windsurfing every day in the summer.
- My wife loves horse riding. (montar a caballo)
- I hate going swimming very early in the morning.
- She likes going cycling with her children on Sundays.
- Rollerblading (Patinar con patines de ruedas en línea) is my favourite sport. I go rollerblading every day.
Other sports you can use with the verb GO: go skating (ir a patinar), go ice skating (ir a patinar sobre hielo), running, etc.
3. Use DO with the rest of sports or activities. (Usa DO con el resto de deportes o actividades, aquellos que no utilizan una pelota ni acaban en -ing).
Examples: - She does gymnastics twice a week.
- I love doing karate.
- I hate doing yoga.
- She doesn't like doing judo every day.
- He loves doing athletics.(atletismo)
Other sports you can use with the verb DO: aerobics, taichi, tawkondo, etc.