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
1,562 1,322
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

2
1,666 1,354
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

3
1,279 1,019
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Volleyball

4
1,298 1,024
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

5
1,213 1,120
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

6
1,071 1,104
Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

7
931 907
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
902 929
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Ice Hockey

9
844 1,012
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Baseball

10
793 874
Track and field athletics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

11
709 934
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

12
661 799
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
603 733
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
wiabux added Cycling

14
700 696
Cross country running is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
AnnaBroadbooks added Running

15
655 861
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Badminton

16
555 482
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
doremifasola added Snowboarding

17
506 759
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

18
422 572
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
380 576
Pool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
bravesfan688 added Pool

20
448 782
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

21
302 266
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
support81 added Surfing

22
275 215
Climbing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Climbing

23
312 271
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
RobLein added Skiing

24
102 50
Dodgeball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
KatelynCurry added Dodgeball

25
349 332
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
colin-mazzella added Gymnastics

26
437 655
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
194 196
Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Bicycling

28
349 698
Handball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Handball

29
457 642
Softball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

30
383 720
Golf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Golf

31
202 370
Darts is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

32
178 191
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Dancing

33
274 412
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
DustinDoolittle added Skateboarding

34
150 184
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
174 169
Parkour is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

36
154 220
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Rollerblading

37
289 601
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

38
139 236
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
176 321
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Fencing

40
131 151
Karate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

41
18 23
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
love4ever123 added Kickball

42
120 199
Skate Boarding is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Skate Boarding

43
116 160
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

44
109 205
Paddle Surfing is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Paddle Surfing

45
69 94
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

46
127 312
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

47
88 129
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

48
95 203
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Rowing

49
35 36
Ice skating is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
melodydash8 added Ice skating

50
95 204
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Triathlon