I know that squash is overcoming golf as the #1 in some hubs on the east coast (esp. nyc), but what else is on the list? How do the traditional ones of golf / tennis / basketball currently rank? What are some hobbies/sports that are growing in popularity for networking? Cycling? MMA?
From quora -Which is the best sport for networking in the business world? -it mentions the growth of cycling for networking in the business world, had no idea.
Cycling is continuing to grow in popularity. Like golf because of the time commitment and expense required to take part in the activity it tends to self-select among folks who are at least somewhat affluent and have some control over their schedules. They also tend to be a pretty driven bunch, which is good or bad depending on how fit you are. :)
Also, how does it vary by location? (ie how big is squash on the west coast? do bankers in Toronto go curling together? do VC's in CA go surfing together?)