Top Ten Best Sports to Play

The Top Ten Best Sports to Play

1 Basketball Basketball 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 play basketball and it's so fun but challenging and like so entertaining to watch and play

This is garbage I am working on a reserch project for best sports

Didn't you say this was the worst on your worst sports list and if its not the best but it's good why is it number 1

Basketball is the best sport that you can play because it is a game that you need to hustle for. You are always moving your feet and it takes arm strength to shoot. You also need speed.
Another reason is because you can play basketball when you are older, if you play football good luck with that. It doesn't involve tackling. It is less barbaric. Basketball is the way to go!

2 Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.

Definitely the greatest sport of all time. You don't get soldiers playing basketball in the middle of a World War do you?

People underestimate soccer because they think all you have to do is kick the ball. You need to get past skilled defenders, stop tricky offensive players, and make the shot get past an agile goalie. Soccer is just as much of a physical game as a mental game. Foot skills are needed, and every time you get shoved down you have to grit your teeth and come back fighting harder.

Well in these 10 sports I say that soccer is the best however if I could add in another sport which in my opinion, is cricket and it is definitely better that some of the sports here.
GO CRICKET!

I believe soccer is by far the best sport to play. It is lots of fun and it has what you will never find in any other sport. You need foot skills, eye coordination, mental preparation, and smart choices. I play for a club in England so I would know. Soccer has things you will never find in anything else and is extremely fun too!

3 Hockey

Hockey is the absolute most skillful game to play. It's so exciting to watch and adrenaline just pumps. Who else can strategize, maneuver and fight while skating on ice?

Hockey in my opinion is a very good sport you need lots of skill to play this game this game is better then running and stuff

Can take injuries far better than others. NHL
players are the best

No sport requires more training than hockey except for maybe swimming. At a very young age (1-3), a kid has to live in a cold/big city where there is a rink/frozen pond nearby to practice. Then, after a few years, the kid eventually gets gear for hockey, and plays it. After a few years of practicing, the kid eventually heads to bigger leagues, where they will be berated with hard blows from tough players. Then, by an extremely slim chance, the kid becomes a man, and makes it onto prospect teams. Then, by an even slimmer chance, the man makes it to the NHL/AHL where they have to play against the best. No other sport requires such skill and dedication to play, unlike the swines who think american football is the best.

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

Football is an amazing sport, which requires a lot of consideration and effort. This is personally why I enjoy the sport more than others. It makes you extremely fit if effort is put in properly and though there are a lot of rules, it expands your memory and experience. I love football and I think it deserves rank 1.

sport for closet gay guys, excuse for them to touch eachother

I love volleyball and I like football and cheer and gymnastics is very funn

I play basketball, football, and volleyball. I prioritize football simply because the feeling of being a football player makes me feel as a better person. Basketball is a great sport, but I feel it does not change my life out of the game. The way somebody presents them self on a football field shows a lot about their character. It is a great reward when you do amazing things on the field. I play volleyball to keep myself active on my off seasons.

5 Volleyball Volleyball 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.

Volleyball is a great sport to play. It allows players to develop team building skills and hustling skills.

I really like net ball which I would have loved to have seen on the list. I play netball in a team along with lots of friends and after play volleyball!

Volleyball teams get closer than any other sports team. We are always there for each other. We are family, and we support each other on and off the court. No sport I have playes has had so much impact on my life. Volleyball is the way to go, socially and athletically.

Favorite sport I play out of soccer, swim team and basketball! Great way to meet new people and fun, energetic team sport!

6 Swimming Swimming 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.

So when global warming melts the ice caps, swimmers will survive the longest

This is a great way to exercise cause it literally builds muscle all over your body

Swimming is a great sport as it uses most muscles, is team and individual and builds endurance and mental strength. Swimming is the all around best sport because it is so well rounded.

Swim? You ever done swim, boy? Y'all ever been out swimming, boy? Y'all done been swimmin' out these parts, boy?

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

I never got to third base with my girlfriend. I did tie her up in my BASEment.

Best sport because you can play it for so long and it has little injury risk

They play the most games out of all sports. Despite only having about 500 million fans, other sports fans like maybe about one-third of soccer fans and two-fifth of cricket fans should start being fans of baseball. America's favorite pastime last century, it's still a great sport! It needs to start regrowing it's popularity by having almost another billion fans. Baseball is so much fun to watch! Even though Major League Baseball I wished should've been called Mega League Baseball instead to have all mega-cities with city population of at least 3 million or metro of over 8 million around the globe to automatically be members. American football fans saying that all other sports suck are wrong, you just don't care about other sports.

Great to watch or play. Not just brawn, a lot of tactics involved.

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

Gymnastics is the best sport to play because you can always learn new skill, get better, and perfect the basics. You can also express yourself through the style of your routine and skills, not to mention how physically fit you are! I love this sport and I don't know how I could live without it

Gymnastics is fun, both to watch and do! I have tried a lot of sports in my lifetime but gymnastics is the only one I still do. More people should try gymnastics.

Gymnastics is one of the best sports you can play because you can express yourself and it is fun and it is at some times hard but fun and that is why I love it

My favorite sport! Its fun! Its tiring but about sports the no. 1 thing is FUN! Its hard but if you keep practising you'll think it's a great sport.

9 Cheerleading

I'm really glad this is included. I don't even cheer but my little sis does and jesus it's so hard. people really underestimate the guys and girls who cheer like they really work their ass off

I don't agree with this because cheerleading is not even a sports bro.

I love all of these sports. So the honorable mentions are everything. But cheerleading is fun and cool. I have experience

I think cheerleading should be one of the top ten not 12th

10 Rugby

I am from South Africa world number one in rugby I currently play rugby very physical and mental sport you got to know what you doing

Rugby is probably the most stereotyped games ever. If anyone says that it is rough, violent, barbaric, etc..., they obviously have not played it.

Ps, soccer is for wimps

Rugby is my second favourite sport after Roller Derby but is definitely better than the ones in front of it and not just because I'm from Australia the best Rugby country in the world.

Rugby is the best and I thing it would be good for the kids to see them do something constructive

The Contenders

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

Great to play, like badminton, it requires speed, reflexes and som strength. I find watching it at a high level a bit tedious, as the top players just go through formulaic routines.

I wish Maria Sharapova would crush me with her powerful thighs.

Such a great sport to play, you make so many great memories and you make friends for life by playing with others. It's great because you can be on a team or you can be independent.

Awesome sport running pace speed and best feeling I can think of

12 Lacrosse Lacrosse 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 play girls lacrosse and I think it is the best because they don't give random sports the tittle of fastest sport on two legs for no goood reason so maybe some of you people should open your eyes and smell the roses cause you must be dreaming if you think that basketball is the best! And I expext better of them football players to be at the top, so were are you standing right now in front of the line of duty (haha)-(or also meant as danger for the kids who don't know) or are you behind the line of rightness

There is enough scoring that it doesn't bore you out of your mind (soccer and hockey) but not so much scoring that you don't even cheer for a point. And I personally love the celebrations from the players.

I play boys lacrosse and I am a defense men. It is the greatest sport here, only hockey comes close since I play both. It is really fast paced and it is played in the heat. Also, the fun of lacrosse tournaments completely made my summers before I turned 13. I don't want to be a sore loser but in basketball, it requires no strength. Since when do you see a hulking basketball player check someone onto their butt? Not much. ALso, in swimming, there is no object to it really, you jsut slap a rubber cap on and frolick! I just committed to a d1 lacrosse school, Notre Dame and it is the best day of my life. LAX is LIFE

Cutting, dodging, defending, scoring... Basically, lacrosse requires a ton of skill and is super fun if you try and I feel like it's super underrated.

13 Cricket Cricket 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.

Cricket is at 2nd number but soon it will be the number 1 game in the world. greatest game ever

It's a great sport and it requires to use strategies and its entertaining.

Wrong. It should be 1st or 2nd or 3rd and tennis and netball should be last

How it is on no 13 it should be on n.o 1 it is the best sports wrong number

14 Softball

Softball is an amazing game. Most softball players get insulted and pushed down by baseball fanatics because they think we can't play. It's ridiculous because we train just as hard and just as long as any baseball player. Why isn't this up on the list with baseball?

I think softball is an amazing sport. I love baseball as much as I love softball and we share the same plays and skills as they do. Being pushed by a baseball player is like saying both sports suck because they very similar in certain ways. Don't get me wrong softball is yet different from baseball but the differences are slim. If you want a faster sport I would watch softball. If you want a slower sport( maybe an all day event) I would watch baseball. It just depends

The best game to ever play I have played. For 7 years it is a awesome game to play and watch it is a healthy hobby to play cause there is a lot of running everyone is good at playing softball:-)

I think softball is the best because you have a family and you get to take your anger out on the ball and get dirty it so much fun I think this is the best sport

15 Surfing Surfing is a surface water sport in which the wave rider, referred to as a surfer, rides on the forward or deep face of a moving wave, which is usually carrying the surfer towards the shore.

I haven't surfed YET but I will soon I've been encouraged by a lot of people mostly friends this sport is amazing in my opinion you should really try it.

It Fun I do it every day in summer

Enjoyable every day of the week

Love the filling of riding a wave

16 Horseback Riding Horseback riding (or Equestrian) is one of the most intense sports known to man. Not only because it's physically challenging, but it takes more than athleticism. Horseback riding takes commitment, time, patience, and most importantly building a bond with your horse. If you don't have a good relationship ...read more.

This sport is awesome and you need to work hard to be a good equestrian

Horseback riding is actually a lot harder that you think. You have to maintain balance and stay connected with your horse.

I love horse riding so so much I love being with the horses

We don't play. We work. Unlike many other sports.

17 Track

I love track and it should be number one and so should volleyball and swim

I train soccer and Athletics(Track) and I prefer Track than soccer because it relieves stress by running and increases your endurance and speed. There are no preferences in captains and there is no bribery in Athletics unlike soccer there is a lot of corruption.

I think Track would be a good sport to play because, it helps you increase your endurance and is a little less demanding.

Raw athleticism. Track runners, jumpers, and throwers are no joke.

18 Bowling

This to me is more of a recreational activity than a sport, sort of like pool or snooker - Opinionatedarsehole

Bowling is so much fun. I could bowl for hours and never get bored.

The only fun sport in my opinion. You also have to use every part of your body including your brain because you need to think about how to get a strike 100% - MChkflaguard_Yt

I love playing with hard balls

19 Cycling

Can be done at any level, from purely recreational, up to MTB and race bike competition.

A way to repeal your stress and can give you a sense of freedom

It's the best sport in the world!

Best sport ever

20 Mixed Martial Arts Mixed 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.

Yak nothing better to do than to touch your opponent or hit it

Fighting is not a sport

Mr. Miyagi say wax on wax off

I do mma and it's fun, cool, healthy, and is a great workout therefore making it a sport😁

21 Field Hockey

Best sport ever. So dynamic, so fast, so fun to watch and play. Makes great groups. Takes lots of effort and sacrifice but it is AL WORTH IT

So that's how one spells coordination!

Awesome for hand eye cowardanition

22 Golf Golf 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.

This game is so hard to master, which is what makes it so good. You'll never stop trying to improve your game.

The best thing about golf is that you can set your own pace. You can be a competitive golfer without the need to rush yourself or "play hard".

Golf is the best sport to play because you can play it from as little as possible to as old as you can walk, unlike football, you can't play till you 80 years old and still be good at it

Golf is the greatest! My dad told me almost everything I know about golf

23 Skateboarding Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. Skateboarding can also be considered a recreational activity, an art form, a job, or a method of transportation.

Not sure if id call it a sport, but it's definitely one of the more funner things on this list

It is like the only thing to play at your house, (skateboarding)

Skateboarding is the best trick sport

The coolest bruh...yeah!

24 Badminton Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock across a net. Although it may be played with larger teams, the most common forms of the game are "singles" and "doubles".

Quick, requires great reflexes, played on a small court, an excellent game to play.

To those people who are well advised or even in search of the truth, Badminton is their sport. If you play it with proper equipment in the indoor spaces dedicated to this awesome sport, there simply is nothing that even comes close. Exhilarating speed, power, soft touch, extremely explosive rallies and tremendous stamina and speed ate only some of what you'll see. Most people when exposed to top players skill abilities are aghast and dumbfounded. It makes what they perceive as Badminton look like a children's picnic. These top world players are very premium athletes that go through a training and conditioning regimen like no other. Just Google, 'This is Badminton' and you might get my drift. Cheers!

Best sport in existence. Obviously better than that muggliness.

It is a sport that makes you always active and gives you presence in mind so its no just a sport that is exciting and exercise but makes you healthy.LETS VOTE THIS SPORT at least AT TOP TEN.

25 Quidditch

I am a wizard on the Ravenclaw house team as a chaser and this deserves to be higher

Quidditch is awesome. I particularly love how the game continues endlessly until the snitch is caught. Way better than sports like soccer with a time limit. Also, I just couldn't pass up the opprotunity to fly around on a broomstick. That would be awesome, with or without the blusters!

I've broken my arm more than 5 times with this but is fun to play

I'm a wizard and it is one of my favorite sports

26 Horseshoes

I don't live this sport... but it sure is better than that muggliness!

Way better than muggle quidditch!

Hmm.. a game where you throw a horseshoe around a piece of metal shouldn't qualify of a sport..

27 Running Running is a method of terrestrial locomotion allowing humans and other animals to move rapidly on foot. Running is a type of gait characterized by an aerial phase in which all feet are above the ground.

The challenge to keep going when your brain/body says rest is what makes this a great sport. Offers PB's and distance challenges as well. Anybody tried Park Run, it's the best. Saturday mornings at 8am, everywhere

You push yourself to the limit

I wished this can be in the top 10. Running isn't easy. A lot of mind control.

World best sport

28 Fives

Wall, hand, ball. Pure.

How is this better than waterpolo

29 Ice Hockey Ice 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.

How is tennis infront of Hockey, Hockey is the best sport in the world.

Um excuse me why isn't this higher up; are people that ignorant?

That's so true hockey should be #1

Woah! Why is this number 35? Hockey is the best sport ever!

30 Paintball

It is so fun and you are shooting other people

Sport? Really? I wish...

It looks fun I want to play it so bad

Paintball is fun

31 Australian Football

Probably the best spectator sport of all time. hence why 100's of thousands attend games each week. Lots of goals, high marking (catching the ball from a kick), exquisite kicking skills with an oval ball.

I love it Go North Melbourne and Australia! Never played a better sport

Footy is way better than all those other sports. GO PIES

IDIOTS footy is the best

32 Motor Sports

Lower than Quidditch? Don't make me laugh! Worth at least top 10 for Formula One alone.

I think motor sports should be higher it is one of my favorite things along with mma

Better than golf, cheaper as well.

I love Motor Sports...

33 Netball

Fast action, really showcases that womens sport can be just as, if not more exciting and intense as mens.

Netball is such a great sport to get around and have fun.

It is really fun and you become friends very quickly

Netball is the best sport. I usually play center.

34 Boxing Boxing 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..

The best sport ever, if u have a problem I would love to fight u and there you could tell me other wise...

One of the most physically demanding sports

Absolute Chad Sport.

35 Water Polo

Best sport you will ever play

Waterpolo is the tuffest sport you can play and it grows bigger every day

36 Rowing

Join if you want the pain of a thousand souls and the addiction of heroin!

Best all around sport, requires cardio, strength, flexibility, focus, and balance.

It’s actually a workout

37 Chess

An underrated sport that takes intelligence to play never mind master. It's also incredibly fun to play once you get to know the rules.

CHESS IS A SPORT! IT IS RECOGNIZED AS A SPORT EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD! AND IT'S FUN TO PLAY AND TRAIN! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S SO LOW! SHOULD BE #1
by the way, for all the people who say chess isn't physically demanding and is therefore not a sport, you're WRONG! In chess, a game can last up to 5 - 6 hours, and maybe even more! Therefore, you must have great nerves and be physically ready to sit at the table for that long. Garry Kasparov, a former world chess champion, prepared for his match against Anatolij Karpov by swimming and playing tennis. (Of course, not only by swimming and playing tennis, but still). Except for that, you must prepare by studying openings, middlegames and endgames, and also do that for a long time. Therefore, chess is the best sport out there because it is both mentally and physically demanding. The only other sports that are both physically and mentally demanding I can think of are: Other mind sports (Go, Draughts etc.), curling (CHESS ON ICE), and maybe ...more

Chess should be #1 because, in chess, you can't get injured. It's a sport without a ball. In chess, you don't have to have muscles or skills, you just must know the rules, and that's it. OK, if you want to become a proffesional chess player, like me, it becomes kinda hard because you have to train a lot, but however, it's still a fun sport. Actually, my friend and me are both good in chess (he's my classmate and my best friend), and we certainly played around 100 games. I think him or me maybe lead around 52 - 48, but he always says he's better in chess. He forgets I was beating him just like that in grades 1, and a little bit of grade 2. He catched up to me, and now we're about equal, although he still has better rating, however, he plays very passive which can cost him, I am an attacker. And, I think he beats me just when I overlook a piece, a pawn, or maybe double attack or something like that. I can beat him without him overlooking something, I just attack him, his pieces become ...more

Chess is so cool, even though all the mean kids say its not a "sport" but I still love it though team captain

38 Figure Skating Figure skating is a sport in which individuals, duos, or groups perform on figure skates on ice. It was the first winter sport included in the Olympics, in 1908. The four Olympic disciplines are men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dance.

Awesome healthy game to play:-)

love it

39 Skiing Skiing can be a means of transport, a recreational activity or a competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow.

Best sport ever. It would be far higher on the list if it wasn’t so terrain and weather dependent.

Its really fun but you're gonna need lessons because you can hurt you're self a lot but its super fun once you know how to do it you should really try it

Get to go really fast, basically flying; see beautiful scenery; glide through snow;

Should be in the top 5! It's the most fun and definitely more of a sport than cheer.

40 Squash

I can't believe it's only here it should be first

It's so fun to play, alone or with a mate. this should abesoulootley be in top 10!

I don't know what it is but it sounds
cool

41 Taekwondo

Tae Kwon Do is an amazing sport! It requires discipline, speed, and loads of endurance! Sparring can be really hard, especially against a higher belt.

Amazing

42 Ultimate Frisbee

It combines aspects of a lot of different sports, is inexpensive to play, and is tons of fun. Ultimate is the way to go.

Ultimate is one of the most creative sports out there and its way under rated.

42? Everyone loves frisbee!

It's a great sport

43 Rodeo

It depends on how you do it I compete in horseback riding with an English saddle. It's very dangerous but so much.

44 Hurling

I thought hurling was another word for throwing up!

Best sport, requires quite a lot of skill but if you work hard you can do it's and it's great fun, I've been playing for about 7/8 years now

Not as good as gaelic football - mcmcmc

Vomiting it mancunian - Opinionatedarsehole

45 Gaelic Football

Best ever sport
Haters back off - mcmcmc

Way better than any sport here - mcmcmc

UNREAL - mcmcmc

46 Hunting

I don't think hunting is a sport...

It should be number one and use get good exersice and you put food on the table

47 Polo
48 Synchronized Swimming

Except we don't play we train..

Doing this sport is the best decision I've ever made

TRASH

49 Aerial Arts

Aerial Silks is amazing it's so graceful and you can get flexible I love it

I think it's kind of a bad sport

50 Dodgeball

Dodgeball I play at school...You do get hit...BUT at least u know u killed someone!

Dodgeball is a awesome sport to play...

Dodgeball is a great fun sport to play

I LOVE Dodgeball!

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