Top Ten Greatest Sports

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1SoccerAssociation football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball. The goal is to score the ball on the other team's goal.

Soccer is the best sport ever. For all of you people who say its easy or boring or any of that crap, it's because you've never played competitively. We do a lot of fitness training. We have practice 6 days a week. It's not like hockey where you get a sub every 45 seconds. Our games are 90 minutes and sometimes you don't get a single sub. You have to be running hard for a full 90 minutes. You want to call us weak now? And it is a contact sport. For those of you who say its not, you don't know anything about the game. I'm on the best team in my state and it is so much fun. It requires a ton of endurance, strength, individual skills, and teamwork. It's not a game where you score every 30 seconds because you actually have to work hard to score.

Soccer is the best sport, because there are moves that you can learn to get past a player. There are all sorts of related sports to soccer (Street soccer, Basketball, and believe it or not its American Football. Also those tricks and skills take so much practice and time just to go outside and play what you love which is soccer. When you play soccer and you want to step up your game and decide to join a team that team will give you money for the year as long as you well for you team you earn more and more money. Where ever you are Spain, Germany, United States, Italia, England, and more you might be asked to play for their national team to see who is the best and that to any soccer player who is in a average team is an honer to play for your country. And for all of you people who say its boring or any of that stuff is because you've never played it or you've never even touched a soccer ball before us boys/girls play so much soccer that we don't even have time to go anywhere or do ...more

It's the sport the whole world plays and all you have to do to play is grab a ball and a few feet of space to juggle, do toe taps, practice rainbows, or anything.

You forgot the part about being an actor when having the slightest touch

The greatest sport of all time it's played all around the world and is extremely fun to play. There's so many teams to choose from and so many tournaments it gives you so many options.

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2BasketballBasketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard at each end.

I used to be a striker of my schools soccer team, I was really good at soccer, and I scored at least 5 points per game. Then one day, I watched a video on YouTube called "Michael Jordan - I Believe I Can Fly", that video showed me clips of Michael Jordan playing basketball. Michael Jordan showed me the beauty of basketball and he made so many people happy because of his skills. I want to be like MJ. He inspired me to play basketball. Now, I'm the star shooting guard of my schools basketball team who scores 25 points per game and has 7 assists per game. Go watch the video mentioned in this story, so you will be inspired. Basketball

"5 points", are you kidding? Whoever plays football and calls it points, not goal, is a retard

Back in 9th grade, I was the best at basketball. I got so many girls after me, but in 10th grade, I took a break. Or at least I thought it would be a break. I didn't play basketball after that. I was still known for being the best until 11th grade, when some other guy stole my thunder, but I really couldn't care less. I love this sport, and sometimes I play it with my friends. 12th grade came by and no one saw me as the best anymore. I really felt like I could have gone to be in the NBA. I'm serious. I think I had some record in the school of most dunks, which was 12. I participated in a lot of basketball themed events. I was called "Michael Jordan", and "Quick Hoop", and most of all, "The Best Basketball Player Ever". I feel like Michael Jordan takes that last nickname, but I think I deserved the other two. I felt really cool back then, but now I'm in my second year of college, and I don't really play basketball anymore. All of my friends still think that I should get back into it, ...more

BASKETBALL IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SPORTS. IN BASKETBALL ITS EASY TO SCORE that's WHAT MAKES IT FUN. IN OTHER SPORTS ONCE SOMEONE SCORES ITS OBVIOUS THEIR TEAM WILL WIN. IN BASKETBALL ITS DIFFERENT CAUSE THE SCORE IS ALWAYS CLOSE AND EVEN TAKES ONLY 1 SECOND TO MAKE A GAME WINNING SHOT. BASKETBALL IS REALLY GOOD EXCERCISE AND IT MAKES YOU USE ALL YOUR SKILLS. MICHAEL JORDAN BECAME THE GREATEST ATHLETE EVER BECAUSE OF BASKETBALL.

I suk but its good

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3FootballAmerican football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

You never said anything about American football and why it's good all you said was that soccer sucks. I am from America, but I think that soccer requires a lot more endurance and ability to think because you have to play for 90 minutes and make the play as you go, instead of having a pre-made plan. Don't get me wrong, I like American football too, but you can't go around saying that people who like soccer are stupid, because everyone has their own opinion and everyone's opinion matters.

In grade 9 I was selected for team canada as one of the best defensive tackles in the game, at 6'4" 320 lbs I was a destroyer. Then came the concussions, after taking grade 10 off and having a strong grade 11 year making the league all star team as the only grade 11. I tried for team Ontario to try and enter the elite level again, my lack of commitment combined with injuries were my downfall as I met people slightly better than me, I didn't make the team and eventually took up basketball, I'm in college 230 lbs now 6'4" and I hope to make the team next year after being cut this year. How the mighty have fallen, football is not an easy sport you must stay committed to remain the best.

I love football because you get to play real people and it gives you a real experience on how to play other people. I would vote for this as well because you can also play league matches like me! This is the greatest list of all time. I support chelsea. Wow - reece

Best sport ever. 'enough said

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4Ice HockeyIce hockey is a contact team sport played on ice, usually in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points.

Soccer is only well liked because everyone can afford to play it. It's the most accessible sport. Hockey may not have that accessibility, but it is still a very international sport nonetheless. That said, hockey requires everything soccer requires: endurance, patience and accuracy. What hockey has that soccer does not is physicality and far more team work. And it is all done on skates. You have to be in another league athletically to be a hockey player.

Trust me have you seen hockey tickets? They're more than 500. Also soccer is just running while hockey is on skates. That takes a lot more skill in my opinion. And yes, they do need endurance, because their coaches make them skate the whole time in practice, and not just during their playing time. I agree it's not as popular but does that make it a lesser sport? It's pretty popular in the western side over here. And yes, hockey players do legitimately get hurt more often than soccer players do. I'm sorry about your injury, but hockey players face that every day. Have you seen the goalie who got his throat cut open by a skate? Nasty stuff. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

Hockey is one of the few sports that encompasses every aspect of what makes a sport great: speed, teamwork, finesse, skill, and of course CONTACT! The amount of skill and finesse in hockey is only rivaled by soccer, but soccer is missing contact which I think is a major reason why it's should be put at number 2. Basketball is missing contact as well. Who wants to which a bunch of grown ass men flop to get fowls all the time? Not me. Baseball is missing contact as well but the teamwork and skill in baseball is what makes it such a fun sport. Ice hockey is the best sport ever. Hands down in my opinion.

Because hockey has everything, speed, superstars, BIG HITS, HUGE popularity, dramatic matches, MASSIVE parties around the world when a country wins some international tournament or Olympic (like Finland, Slovakia, Sweden or Canada and even Chech Republik) and there's an league like NHL which is followed all around the world with great players.

Soccer is just super simple and playable, but hockey becomes your life once you start to like it

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5BaseballBaseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.

I chose baseball because it is my favorite, but I'll not argue with anyone's opinion because this list is a matter of personal preference. I will say that soccer's worldwide popularity is a weak argument for the sport. It gained popularity worldwide because it is cheap to play, requiring only something to use as a ball, and extremely easy to learn on the most fundamental level. Don't get me wrong, I know that playing soccer at a high level requires an enormous amount of skill and knowledge, but the basis of the game could not be easier; kick the ball through the goal. Any group of poor kids who has ever 5 minutes of the game, can immediately get something to use as a ball and start a rudimentary game. Basketball is almost like that, but has the disadvantage of needing a ball that bounces and way to hang a goal.

Baseball is my favorite sport. I understand that soccer is a worldwide played sport but that does not mean every single player actually has a love for the game. I love baseball simply because it's complicated and it is probably the biggest challenge. You need every aspect of your body to play baseball. In soccer if you break your finger you can still play most if not all positions because you only need your two legs. The only reason why people say you cannot play soccer if your finger is broken is simply because the doctor said to. Baseball players are so much more athletic than soccer and basketball players (didn't say football because those guys are huge). " If you take a baseball player and put him in any other sport he will compete, but if you take any other athlete and throw them an MLB average of 95 mph fastball they won't even touch it."

Baseball involves doing one of the hardest things in all sports and that is hitting a baseball. There is a reason why professional athletes get into the hall of fame with hitting the ball 3 out of 10 times. It takes good concentration to hit a 95 mph fastball and you only have milliseconds to decide if you want to swing. Baseball should be number 1 on greatest and hardest sports.

So much fun, I could play for an hour

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6TennisTennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.

I LOVE TENNIS! I've been playing tennis since I was 5, and now I'm 13. Tennis is a great sport to play. You need arm strength, good footwork, metal skills, like where to hit the ball to. People think that it's just hitting a ball, which it is, but in order to be good at it, you need to swing that racket like your life depends on it. Things like dancing, lets be honest, sorry to those who disagree, but it isn't a sport. It does take skill, but I don't see dancing competitions on ESPN, my sis is a dancer, but I haven't seen a competition yet! Dancing, it is hard, but be honest with yourself, it isn't a sport. Another sport I like is swimming. I'm on the swim team, and I can say that swimming gets you in good shape, and you'll sweat, but you always have cool water surrounding you! I love swimming, tennis, football, basketball, softball, volleyball, and much more. Just not dance cheer and gymnastics

Tennis isn't just hard but its is also a mental sport not just physical. You have to learn your back hand and forehand and how to use them properly and how to defeat the other player with those strokes. And you have to learn volley doubles and singles not just the game there's more to it then you think tennis should be the number one sport hands down cause its both physical and mental compared to all these other sports!

Trust me tennis will be the most popular sports after ten year. More and more people play tennis and more and more people watch tennis. The reason that tennis is a good sport is that it can play two on two. If you play team sport, no matter how good you are, if your team is bad you can never win. Tennis also practise your thinking skill because you always need to think where you hit the next ball. Many people think that tennis is a stupid game which two people just hit the ball this way and that way. Tennis practise your strength, agility and speed. Tennis will be the most popular sport after ten years.

Tennis is the best sport ever! Soccer is overrated - Rorywilbren

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7CricketCricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket, a set of three wooden stumps sited at each end.

1.6 Billion people follow cricket.
It is great game and soon cricket leagues like IPL would own EPL and Other leagues of soccer, - herambchaaskar

Cricket is for the sophisticated fans of the future! It might even over take soccer in the years to come!

Football is the best game to play but only when you play it
It gets boring when you watch others playing it..
But cricket is the most intresting game of all time
You can watch it whole day and still you wont get bored
And with this new t20 format the game is reduced to 3 hrs
Which is far better then football/soccer..
Its just that football is too overrated
Watch cricket
AND YOU WOULD DEFINITELY VOTE FOR IT.. - abby221

Best is cricket

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8SwimmingSwimming is an individual or team sport and activity. Competitive swimming is one of the most popular Olympic sports, with events in freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

As much as the other sports are more hardcore, but I believe that swimming should be in the top 5 at least. It does require the same things that other sports do except its in the water! It also has no sports-related injuries (at least not that severe anyways). Unlike other sports, you can keep swimming for as long as you live. In dryland, we do pretty much what every other athlete does to keep in shape and build that muscle to push that water away. This is why swimming is the best and I think should be #1!

I was expected swimming to be like 40th! But to my pleasant surprise it's 8th! That just shows how much this sport has grown so proud of what we have done with it and I highly encourage anyone who is reading this to start swimming and keep expanding the sport until and after it is 1 on this list by 100% of the vote! It's a great sport it keeps you in great shape and you have a lot of fun competing! Swim.

Swimming stretches every muscle in your body, and all of your body is working hard when you swim. It's a sport you can grow old doing. When you're 70 you won't be playing soccer. Knowing how to swim can save you from life-threatening situations such as a riptide, tsunami, flood, etc. Swimming has been my passion since I was 2, and this is why swimming is the best sport ever.

Swimming is so fun to watch and even for amateurs or beginners it is great fun and easy!

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9BoxingBoxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring..

Did lots of sports at once in till I started boxing, hands down the most epic thrill you get when earn your goal of becoming the person you want too be. As boring the training is, it still comes in handy for fighting in matches. It is also helpful for your fitness!

Boxing should be on top, every time I watch it especially watching fights of pacquiao and other filipinos it gives me thrill

Boxing started being great from the time clay started after that many great players started so boxing should be the greatest sports

I don't suggest this game

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10GolfGolf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes from a range of 80 to 600 yards on a course in as few strokes as possible.

Golf is less a sport and more of a "Let's see how long it takes old white guys with erectile dysfunction to hit a tiny ball into a slightly larger hole" activity.

Golf takes a lot more skill than you would think. And I'll admit it sucks to watch but to play it's the best thing ever.

All you people commenting on this "golf is dumb it's stupid it's for old people barely any exercise u haven't even tried the sport. Don't Just say you hate something without trying it. Golf is just for old white guys. That's just a stupid thing to say. I'm a 12 year old girl u would Expect me like to shopping, fashion, and social media but guess what I spend most of summer golfing. Golf is a sport. I find you people to go by stereotypes. It's just adults that play golf I'm On golf is team for kids and we play different teams in golf. Don't just comment negative things about a sport when u actually haven't tried a sport. I am not gonna comment anything about lacrosse cause I have never tried the sport that would be dumb of me

Golf is by far the greatest sport!

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The Contenders

11WrestlingWrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

Anybody who says wrestling is fake is just being idiotic. Its not fake it's "predetermined". All those grapple's you see is being performed using ones strength its not like they are hooked up by cable's being lifted up by other people. It's a brutal sport but its also great entertainment too with characters that are larger than life. And also anybody who says that wrestling isn't brutal just needs to go look up different injuries that have occurred during wrestling match's. Broken Necks, Concussions, Torn Quads, Broken Legs, Heart Attacks. That is how punishing this sport can be.

Oh come on WWE is better than football basketball and soccer. Wrestling is just you, by your self trying your hardest to hit the 1 2 3 pin-fall and win. Watching Wrestling like WWE, tna, nxt, roh etc is fun. Makes you get up of your seat. Different kind of feuds going on and building up there experience and becoming the top player. Football basketball etc so boring the same thing to feuds just the same so boring but wrestling its just different feuds and choose your top player. I love WWE even thought its fake it's a sport.

THIS IS NOT WWE WRESTLING! Wrestling deserves to be up there, individual sports are a challenge of their own. Unlike team sports, THERE's NOWHERE TO HIDE, once you step out on the mat it's you and one other person and it will show how much you've put into it. Anybody can be a wrestler, we come in all shapes and sizes, so it gives opportunity to everybody and hard work will be the difference, not size. - DrNick

This is a very ugly anD bad sport

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12Rugby LeagueRugby league football, usually called rugby league, league, rugby or football , is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular field.

I'm honestly surprised it's even at 15. While I think it is the greatest, unfortunately it's not played worldwide and not even as big as Aussie Rules Football in Australia. But forget all that, it is THE BEST! A lot more physical than Gridiron as it's a lot more constant. League doesn't take a break after every tackle, it's way more physically demanding than that. Not to mention the onfield battles certain players develope against each other. It's a great sight to see 2 massive front rowers constantly trying to find each other and put big hits on the other. - Boydy_23

Hands down my favourite sport in the world and definitely the best. I play rugby league and it is absolutely brilliant! Hard tackles, people cheering, conversions, great runs and many more things get me pumped. and I'm only 12. it is a physically demanding sport but is also a great experience. I'm very determined to become a professional rugby league player and I live, eat, and sleep rugby league.

Its tough, hard and believe it or not it also requires a lot of thinking. This game is tatical and without proper talk and strategies the team would fall apart. I for on play and it's so fun I love watching the game too and admire the strength, endurance, speed, accleration and smarts of each play. The game is awesome its just so fast pace and hard hitting you hang off your seat with each play and while physically playing its just awesome especially when someone you hate is in the opposite team lol

Harmful game

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13GymnasticsGymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.

Gymnastics is very difficult and we train for 25 or more hours by the age of 6 or 7 and we lots of hard conditioning but it is truly a great sport. I've done it for 12 years and I'm 14 years old. It has taught me so many skills other than flips.

Gymnastics has also taught me mental skills like getting over mental blocks and having courage. Also you have to balance practice with schoolwork so gymnastics has also taught me time management.

I also made great friends and have had many fun experiences hosting meets and hangin out with my gym friends.

Watching gymnastics is also very exciting because each individuial has her own routine.

I am a competitive gymnast, every day after practice I come home limp and tired, a lot of times I sprain my ankle. The only reason I haven't dropped out is because first, its fun, and second, its a challenge. I freak out when I go on the beam, and I am far from being gabby douglas, but gymnastics is my passion. And I will never, ever quit, even when it gets overwhelming and fustrating, I know I have people cheering me on, and I love it!

Gymnastics is the by far greatest, hardest, and most fun sport in the world! I mean yes, you could kill yourself doing it but if you learn correct you can accomplish a lot! I mean even though it is the hardest sport in the world it doesn't mean JUST GIVE UP it means KEEP TRYING! I mean all those people out there that are gymnast I bet you agree with me to! Like my post if you agree with me! If you don't agree I will kick your a**! Just kidding! But I will not like you EVER

I want to now how to do tricks

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14Running

Running is one of the best sports ever in my opinion. It's teaches endurance, will, speed, and power. I have been running cross country for four years and track for two. Before I did many other sports but when I started cross country it changed my life. I have cystic fibrosis and that has not stopped me because running has taught me to keep fighting till you cross the finish line and that finish line is still far away but when I get there I will remember what got me there

Track and field is such a cool sport. Boys running around a track, with the sunset on their heads---I think wow. Track is such a cool sport. I love it because it's so easy to do, but so hard to do right and fast. I mean, you try sprinting a 400. You look at everyone's face when their finished, they are done, tired, and look terrible. But inside, it feels great to cross that finish line. That's hard work. That's running through rain when the raindrops feel like bullets, that's training in the heat of summer. Track is so cool guys, just trust me.

If you learn running, you can survive. I mean what if a grizzly bear comes out of nowhere and there is a tree a mile away? You might think "Kill the grizzly! " but no. Do you think a kid who doesn't fight and loves nature going to do it? No. Grizzly bears can't climb. The best way is: RUN! That's why I recommend you to try your best in running.
Besides that, how many sports include running? Soccer, basketball, football, baseball, tennis, kickball even sports like ice hockey and dodge ball! This sport is like what you would enjoy with your favorite sport (not swimming)!

Running is a very great sport. It includes both endurance, and speed, and power, and you must fight through the pain that you may feel (cramps) to get to the finish line

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15LacrosseLacrosse is a contact team sport played between two teams using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick called a crosse or lacrosse stick.

I say Lacrosse is the greatest sport in the world. To play Lacrosse you need Endurance, Agility, Speed, and Muscle. You can't torque anyone in Soccer or Tennis or Swimming. Soccer players and Tennis players couldn't take a cross check to the throat by a Steel pole. Lacrosse was created by Native Americans the toughest people to ever walk the earth.

Fast paced and entertaining. I can't believe that boring sports like baseball and soccer are higher than this. Big hits, hard shots, very fast players. All you need to do is watch one game and you will be hooked. One day it will grow and be the biggest sport in the world.

This should be number 1 this is a very cool and hard sport how about all of you people that voted for soccer look at the game on T.V. it is the most boring sport I've ever seen then watch lacrosse now that is a sport that I can sit through a game watching

As a loyal team goalie I have to disagree where lacrosse is put in this count down it should be number 4 because hockey sucks

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16Mixed Martial ArtsMixed martial arts is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts.

UFC, Pride, WEC, and all the others -

This should be #1 it is the ultimate sport that need every muscle of the body to do. - FamousOG

MMA's are not really for sport. But fun though.

I like to beat up stupid bullies man

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17Dodgeball

Doggeball is an underrated sport that needs good reflex. The NDL should be bigger

What could be better than chucking balls at people's heads? I mean, seriously, just think about it...

American Dodgeball Association of America, enough said

Dodgeball is the most fun sport ever. Enough said.

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18Rugby Union

I can't think of any other sport in the world were a person of any body type or skill set has a place somewhere in a the team. That and every part of the game is a contested. This may sound a little funny for non rugby people but compare this to league were there is no contest for the ball after a tackle, no contest when the ball goes out of play and no contest at the scrum. Great mix of tactics, athleticism and heart. Also widely played internationally, love getting patriotic!

Rugby is way too underrated to be put outside of the top 20 sports in the world. It is played almost world wide but is not recognised by Americans due to their "version" being American football. Thus site is viewed by mainly Americans and with their great population their sports have taken up the top 10 spots... Ridiculous and an outrage

No other sport in the world can you hit people as hard and as many times as you want for 80 minutes straight. Even in American football you can get penalized for hitting somebody too hard. Greatest game ever invented.

One of the best sports and far better than American football

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19VolleyballVolleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules.

I play volleyball on the 13s Fatchmo team; trust me, volleyball is not easy but it's a lot of fun and over all my favorite sport. Volleyball should definitely be in the top ten! We can bump, hit, serve, dig, and volleyball includes a lot of hustling but its worth it. No running in volleyball? When was the last time you ran ten feet in 1 second, threw yourself on the ground, and got back in position all in 3 seconds?! I'll quit competing when my heart stops beating. A lot of us miss 100% of the shots we don't take.

This should be higher. Volleyball is fun sport that everyone can play anywhere like in a gym or at the beach. Everyone saying it's easy or boring need to start playing. Volleyball is a hard and competitive sport. You have to learn how to hit, pass, set, serve, block, and move your feet just to hit the ball. So what. I'm saying is, volleyball isn't easy.

Volleyball is the best! Once you start making progress, you'll love it. In volleyball, a lot more pressure and responsibility lies on each individual player. If you make one mistake, the whole game stops. And that's what makes it so much fun! It's a physical and mental game at the same time

This is a super fun sport I love it

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20Ping Pong

The beauty of this game is overwhelming! Table Tennis is definitely my favourite sport, as it needs great mental strength and outstanding motivation skills. To play the game you need a highly committed mind set as well as a determined attitude! The precision of the game is excellent and it is a pleasure to not only play but to watch as well! I enjoy the adrenaline rush when I'm playing an opponent too! Its amazing, fantastic and everything a sport needs! I love Table Tennis and there comes no doubt to my mind that it deserves that number 1 spot!

I have been playing since I was 7 now I am 12 its awesome

Ping Pong answers the essential question of our time: how can you take a half-decent sport and make it even more pointless? Shrink it down!

I love this sport my rating is only 109 but I like it

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