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
1,587 1,343
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

2
1,693 1,373
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

3
1,303 1,039
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Volleyball

4
1,320 1,042
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

5
1,229 1,137
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

6
1,087 1,122
Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

7
942 920
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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8
920 941
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Ice Hockey

9
860 1,024
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Baseball

10
805 889
Track and field athletics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

11
720 950
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

12
673 815
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
610 748
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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14
664 873
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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15
707 707
Cross country running is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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16
563 493
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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17
511 771
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

18
429 582
Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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19
386 586
Pool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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20
453 793
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

21
310 274
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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22
283 222
Climbing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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23
323 277
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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24
112 56
Dodgeball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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25
357 340
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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26
447 660
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
199 204
Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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28
354 707
Handball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Handball

29
462 649
Softball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

30
390 728
Golf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Golf

31
204 380
Darts is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

32
187 198
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Dancing

33
280 419
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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34
191 172
Parkour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

35
164 225
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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36
158 191
Mountain Biking is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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37
297 606
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

38
146 241
Cross Country is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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39
183 328
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Fencing

40
135 157
Karate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

41
21 29
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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42
123 207
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
114 209
Paddle Surfing is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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44
76 100
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

45
120 167
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

46
132 318
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

47
41 40
Ice skating is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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48
92 134
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

49
99 208
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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50
98 207
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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