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

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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.

1
1,496 1,281
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

2
1,609 1,311
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

3
1,233 989
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Volleyball

4
1,168 1,095
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

5
1,252 1,005
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

6
1,044 1,068
Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

7
899 887
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Beach Volleyball

8
873 903
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Ice Hockey

9
813 994
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Baseball

10
646 775
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Frank S added Table Tennis

11
698 910
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

12
771 856
Track and field athletics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

13
586 714
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
wiabux added Cycling

14
639 844
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Badminton

The Most Boring Sports to Play

15
541 465
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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16
677 682
Cross country running is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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17
492 744
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

18
410 557
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
368 560
Pool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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20
438 767
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

21
253 206
Climbing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Climbing

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22
294 262
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
RobLein added Skiing

23
285 254
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
support81 added Surfing

24
333 318
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
colin-mazzella added Gymnastics

25
429 638
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Ultimate Frisbee

26
446 628
Softball is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

27
181 183
Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Bicycling

28
338 685
Handball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Handball

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29
371 707
Golf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Golf

30
193 356
Darts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

31
268 400
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
DustinDoolittle added Skateboarding

32
87 44
Dodgeball is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
KatelynCurry added Dodgeball

33
148 211
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Rollerblading

34
138 178
Mountain Biking is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Mountain Biking

35
159 163
Parkour is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

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36
166 182
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Dancing

37
282 593
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

38
132 225
Cross Country is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Cross Country

39
170 313
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Fencing

40
123 145
Karate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

41
114 191
Skate Boarding is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Skate Boarding

42
106 193
Paddle Surfing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Paddle Surfing

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43
112 152
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

44
63 87
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

45
123 304
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

46
83 121
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

47
94 196
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Triathlon

48
93 195
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Rowing

49
166 560
Aussie Rules Football is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Aussie Rules Football

50
33 44
Cheerleading is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
melodydash8 added Cheerleading