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
1,658 1,392
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

2
1,770 1,428
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

3
1,354 1,089
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Volleyball

4
1,366 1,086
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

5
1,275 1,177
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

6
1,133 1,159
Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

7
955 977
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Ice Hockey

8
970 957
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
890 1,061
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Baseball

10
831 927
Track and field athletics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

11
746 983
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

12
702 850
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
737 735
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
690 904
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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15
629 782
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
wiabux added Cycling

16
585 518
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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17
450 603
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
531 792
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

19
402 612
Pool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
bravesfan688 added Pool

20
335 288
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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21
135 68
Dodgeball is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
KatelynCurry added Dodgeball

22
346 286
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
RobLein added

23
302 239
Climbing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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24
472 814
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

25
374 358
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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26
462 674
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
208 220
Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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28
367 722
Handball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Handball

29
470 666
Softball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

30
219 394
Darts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

31
401 743
Golf is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Golf

32
199 212
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Dancing

33
205 184
Parkour is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

34
291 430
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
DustinDoolittle added Skateboarding

35
170 202
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
173 238
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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37
306 619
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

38
194 341
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Fencing

39
153 255
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
146 167
Karate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

41
131 219
Skate Boarding is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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42
135 176
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

43
86 110
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

44
25 45
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
love4ever123 added

45
125 220
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
54 49
Ice skating is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
melodydash8 added

47
145 330
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

48
102 143
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

49
106 220
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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50
104 218
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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