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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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1,446 1,240
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

2
1,555 1,269
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

3
1,200 948
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Volleyball

4
1,132 1,063
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

5
1,213 982
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

6
1,011 1,039
Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

7
873 855
Beach Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Beach Volleyball

8
847 876
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Ice Hockey

9
788 972
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Baseball

10
683 888
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

11
626 751
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Frank S added Table Tennis

12
755 837
Track and field athletics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

13
571 698
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
wiabux added Cycling

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621 828
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Badminton

The Most Boring Sports to Play

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521 457
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
doremifasola added Snowboarding

16
660 664
Cross country running is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
AnnaBroadbooks added Running

17
477 725
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

18
397 546
Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Penguin022 added Mini Golf

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358 550
Pool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
bravesfan688 added Pool

20
429 755
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

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283 249
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
RobLein added Skiing

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237 200
Climbing is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Climbing

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319 307
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
colin-mazzella added Gymnastics

24
268 247
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
support81 added Surfing

25
423 626
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Ultimate Frisbee

26
440 616
Softball is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

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175 177
Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Bicycling

28
331 674
Handball is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Handball

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363 695
Golf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Golf

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186 347
Darts is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

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259 392
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
DustinDoolittle added Skateboarding

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144 202
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Rollerblading

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73 35
Dodgeball is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
KatelynCurry added Dodgeball

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130 172
Mountain Biking is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Mountain Biking

35
159 171
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Dancing

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146 156
Parkour is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

37
280 581
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

38
131 215
Cross Country is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Cross Country

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165 304
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Fencing

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120 138
Karate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

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110 185
Skate Boarding is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Skate Boarding

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103 185
Paddle Surfing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Paddle Surfing

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106 145
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

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58 81
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

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121 296
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

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92 187
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Triathlon

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90 187
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Rowing

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78 116
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

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25 29
Cheerleading is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
melodydash8 added Cheerleading

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160 552
Aussie Rules Football is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Aussie Rules Football