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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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1,177 1,023
Basketball is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

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2
1,298 1,023
Soccer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

3
1,013 824
Swimming is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

4
958 764
Volleyball is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Volleyball

5
941 880
Tennis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

6
841 850
Football is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

7
705 716
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
692 707
Ice Hockey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Ice Hockey

9
649 711
Track and field athletics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

10
582 758
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

11
661 832
Baseball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Baseball

12
526 618
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
566 546
Cross country running is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
AnnaBroadbooks added Running

14
527 721
Badminton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Badminton

15
477 586
Cycling is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
wiabux added Cycling

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16
411 373
Snowboarding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
mainpleine added Snowboarding

17
397 614
Lacrosse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

18
315 447
Mini Golf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Penguin022 added Mini Golf

19
284 440
Pool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
bravesfan688 added Pool

20
378 647
Rugby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

21
155 122
Climbing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Climbing

22
363 542
Ultimate Frisbee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Ultimate Frisbee

23
228 222
Gymnastics is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
colin-mazzella added Gymnastics

24
387 533
Softball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

25
195 181
Surfing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
support81 added Surfing

26
188 182
Skiing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
RobLein added Skiing

27
290 586
Handball is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Handball

28
324 610
Golf is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Golf

29
152 267
Darts is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

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115 118
Bicycling is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Bicycling

31
210 321
Skateboarding is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
DustinDoolittle added Skateboarding

32
96 134
Rollerblading is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Rollerblading

33
95 138
Cross Country is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Cross Country

34
82 88
Parkour is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
julian-matthias added Parkour

35
242 511
Field hockey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

36
90 102
Dancing is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
julian-matthias added Dancing

37
88 115
Mountain Biking is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Mountain Biking

38
69 76
Table Tennis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
julian-matthias added Table Tennis

39
125 232
Fencing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Fencing

40
60 80
Karate is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
julian-matthias added Karate

41
71 121
Paddle Surfing is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Paddle Surfing

42
67 122
Triathlon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Triathlon

43
91 215
Cricket is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

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44
67 125
Skate Boarding is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Skate Boarding

45
64 124
Rowing is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Rowing

46
51 85
Judo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
julian-matthias added Judo

47
38 64
Bowling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Bowling

48
23 20
Mixed martial arts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked

49
41 78
Taekwondo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
julian-matthias added Taekwondo

50
50 120
Squash is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fun Sports to Play of All Time, Ranked
Hormony added Squash