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
1,791 1,504
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

2
1,913 1,545
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

3
1,459 1,178
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Volleyball

4
1,373 1,266
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

5
1,454 1,167
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

6
1,221 1,234
Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

7
1,029 1,048
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Ice Hockey

8
1,038 1,017
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
940 1,135
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Baseball

10
888 985
Track and field athletics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

11
786 1,043
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

12
745 905
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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13
789 782
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
728 949
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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15
667 825
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
wiabux added Cycling

16
634 551
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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17
483 637
Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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18
181 94
Dodgeball is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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19
556 836
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

20
379 317
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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21
431 651
Pool is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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22
395 314
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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23
344 265
Climbing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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24
505 848
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

25
415 387
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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