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
1,818 1,461
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

2
1,701 1,427
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

3
1,388 1,119
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Volleyball

4
1,404 1,112
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

5
1,307 1,204
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

6
1,161 1,183
Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

7
984 997
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Ice Hockey

8
993 977
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
906 1,083
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Baseball

10
853 940
Track and field athletics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

11
767 996
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

12
718 867
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
759 747
Cross country running is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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14
706 917
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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15
642 793
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
wiabux added Cycling

16
601 524
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
doremifasola added

17
460 612
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
538 802
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

19
417 618
Pool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
bravesfan688 added Pool

20
149 76
Dodgeball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
KatelynCurry added Dodgeball

21
349 292
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
support81 added

22
316 246
Climbing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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23
361 294
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
RobLein added

24
480 825
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

25
385 365
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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26
466 686
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
216 225
Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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28
371 731
Handball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Handball

29
475 675
Softball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

30
227 400
Darts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

31
208 217
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Dancing

32
404 752
Golf is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Golf

33
217 188
Parkour is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

34
299 433
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
DustinDoolittle added Skateboarding

35
177 206
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
177 242
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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37
309 626
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

38
201 345
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Fencing

39
159 260
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
152 173
Karate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

41
137 225
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
92 116
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

43
139 181
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

44
29 51
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
love4ever123 added

45
127 226
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
58 54
Ice skating is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
melodydash8 added

47
108 146
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

48
148 337
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

49
110 225
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added

50
109 223
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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