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
1,705 1,377
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

2
1,595 1,351
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

3
1,307 1,045
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Volleyball

4
1,327 1,047
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

5
1,233 1,141
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

6
1,090 1,128
Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

7
944 926
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
924 946
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Ice Hockey

9
863 1,030
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Baseball

10
807 894
Track and field athletics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

11
724 953
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

12
675 820
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
613 753
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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14
712 711
Cross country running is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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15
666 879
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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16
565 497
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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17
432 584
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
512 774
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

19
387 590
Pool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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20
455 796
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

21
286 224
Climbing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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22
313 276
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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23
325 280
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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24
114 58
Dodgeball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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25
358 344
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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26
449 662
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
356 709
Handball is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Handball

28
200 207
Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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29
463 652
Softball is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

30
393 729
Golf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Golf

31
205 383
Darts is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

32
189 200
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Dancing

33
282 421
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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34
193 174
Parkour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

35
160 194
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
164 229
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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37
298 609
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

38
147 245
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
183 332
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Fencing

40
137 159
Karate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

41
23 31
Kickball is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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42
125 209
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
78 102
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

44
115 212
Paddle Surfing is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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45
121 170
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

46
135 319
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

47
44 41
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
95 134
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

49
99 211
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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50
98 210
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
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