Popular Opinion The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite individual and team sports to play.

When you were a kid, did you ever wonder what were the best fun sports to play when you didn't have anything to do? After all, watching sports can be fun, but not nearly as much as actually playing one. Even as an adult, you may sometimes wonder what's the best sport to play on a day off or during a summer weekend. For some it's a pick-up basketball game. For others, it can be joining a local baseball league.

So to get a definitive answer on what is the best sport to play, sports fans have voted and ranked their favorite sports activities. So vote for your favorite sports to play and add any you feel are missing. Sure you could watch pros play these sports on TV, but it can be more fun playing them with other people. Even if you're not a kid anymore, a game of Ultimate Frisbee can be exciting and get you off the couch or away from the computer.

If the pace of Ultimate Frisbee is too slow for you however, maybe you’d enjoy tennis more. It’s one of the top sports to play according to fan votes below. For those of you that are more rough and tumble, football is a top choice for a sport to play. Whichever one you choose, you’re sure to get a good workout from it, especially if you haven’t played anything other than Call of Duty in a while.

The options below are also excellent choices for parents wondering what extracurricular sports to enroll their children into for the school year. Who knows, the kid may grow up to become the next LeBron James and win championships as a professional. At worst, the top sports for kids below are great at exposing them to important life lessons such as determination, hard work, sportsmanship, and humility.

For those that really don’t want to play sports, then you should check out the for some ideas on what’s exciting to watch other people play. You may just find yourself liking them so much, you want to play them yourself. Just be sure to take it slow, as you’ll want to avoid some of these crazy sports injuries. If you have an injuries-be-damned attitude, then vote for the best sports to play below and then get out there and find several people that share your enthusiasm.
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1
1,750 1,411
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

2
1,637 1,377
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

3
1,338 1,075
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Volleyball

4
1,259 1,164
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

5
1,348 1,079
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

6
1,117 1,150
Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

7
943 968
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Ice Hockey

8
960 948
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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9
880 1,052
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Baseball

10
819 919
Track and field athletics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

11
737 976
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

12
691 844
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Frank S added Table Tennis

13
723 729
Cross country running is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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14
682 894
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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15
624 773
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
wiabux added Cycling

16
577 513
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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17
524 785
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

18
442 599
Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Penguin022 added Mini Golf

19
397 603
Pool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
bravesfan688 added Pool

20
296 232
Climbing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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21
325 286
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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22
127 63
Dodgeball is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
KatelynCurry added Dodgeball

23
466 807
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

24
337 284
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
RobLein added

25
367 352
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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26
455 670
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Ultimate Frisbee

27
205 214
Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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28
363 717
Handball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Handball

29
466 659
Softball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

30
216 387
Darts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

31
396 737
Golf is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Golf

32
194 206
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Dancing

33
201 179
Parkour is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

34
289 424
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
DustinDoolittle added Skateboarding

35
166 199
Mountain Biking is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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36
171 233
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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37
302 615
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

38
190 337
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Fencing

39
150 250
Cross Country is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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40
143 163
Karate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

41
25 38
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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42
129 214
Skate Boarding is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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43
131 173
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

44
83 106
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

45
118 218
Paddle Surfing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Paddle Surfing

46
142 326
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

47
48 46
Ice skating is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
melodydash8 added

48
97 139
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

49
102 216
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added

50
101 214
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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