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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.
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1
1,508 1,238
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

2
1,393 1,213
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

3
1,161 922
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Volleyball

4
1,188 955
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

5
1,097 1,040
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

6
979 1,018
Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

7
845 838
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
828 851
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Ice Hockey

9
766 957
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Baseball

10
672 872
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

11
613 737
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Frank S added Table Tennis

12
745 819
Track and field athletics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

13
557 683
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
wiabux added Cycling

14
604 817
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Badminton

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15
505 446
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
doremifasola added Snowboarding

16
650 645
Cross country running is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
AnnaBroadbooks added Running

17
463 707
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

18
381 534
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
344 539
Pool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
bravesfan688 added Pool

20
270 235
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
RobLein added Skiing

21
228 189
Climbing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Climbing

The Most Annoying Things About Air Travel

22
309 293
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
colin-mazzella added Gymnastics

23
420 744
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

24
256 237
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
support81 added Surfing

25
416 616
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
432 606
Softball is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

27
170 167
Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Bicycling

28
321 666
Handball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Handball

The 13 Craziest Hockey Riot Videos of All Time

29
348 688
Golf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Golf

30
179 338
Darts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

31
253 382
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
DustinDoolittle added Skateboarding

32
138 194
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Rollerblading

33
152 160
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Dancing

34
122 166
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
59 29
Dodgeball is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
KatelynCurry added Dodgeball

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36
138 148
Parkour is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

37
273 573
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

38
125 206
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
160 296
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Fencing

40
111 130
Karate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

41
106 178
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
99 176
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
98 138
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

44
51 71
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

45
116 284
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

46
87 180
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Triathlon

47
84 178
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Rowing

48
70 114
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

49
157 545
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
17 18
Ice skating is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
melodydash8 added Ice skating