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The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked 

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Updated April 28, 2020 85.1k votes 8.7k voters 174.3k views 68 items

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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Soccer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Basketball
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Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Volleyball
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Swimming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Tennis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Dodgeball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Ice Hockey
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Surfing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Skiing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Cross country running is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Baseball is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Baseball
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Track and field athletic... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Climbing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Badminton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Dancing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Dancing
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Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Parkour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Parkour
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Cycling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Mountain Biking is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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