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
1,732 1,402
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

2
1,619 1,370
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

3
1,325 1,066
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Volleyball

4
1,342 1,068
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

5
1,248 1,159
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

6
1,109 1,142
Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

7
936 962
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Ice Hockey

8
953 942
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
874 1,045
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Baseball

10
814 913
Track and field athletics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

11
732 969
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

12
685 838
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
720 722
Cross country running is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
AnnaBroadbooks added

14
676 888
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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15
618 765
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
wiabux added Cycling

16
574 505
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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17
439 591
Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Penguin022 added Mini Golf

18
517 779
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

19
392 597
Pool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
bravesfan688 added Pool

20
321 280
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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21
461 803
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

22
291 228
Climbing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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23
121 62
Dodgeball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
KatelynCurry added Dodgeball

24
331 284
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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25
362 348
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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26
452 667
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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27
201 211
Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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28
358 714
Handball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Handball

29
464 656
Softball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

30
394 734
Golf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Golf

31
208 387
Darts is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

32
190 204
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Dancing

33
198 176
Parkour is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

34
284 423
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
DustinDoolittle added Skateboarding

35
162 197
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
166 232
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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37
299 612
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

38
187 334
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Fencing

39
147 248
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
140 161
Karate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

41
23 35
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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42
125 212
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
80 104
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

44
126 173
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

45
116 215
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
140 323
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

47
46 44
Ice skating is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
melodydash8 added

48
95 137
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

49
99 215
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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50
98 213
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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