Top Ten Best Sports to Play

The Top Ten

1 Basketball 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.

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!

Basketball is just so exciting. No matter at what point of time it is in the game, making a shot just gives you a kind of thrill that you can't get anywhere else. Injuries are rare, and even so, it is one of the most fast paced and tough games to play. It takes a lot of skill to make a ball in a small basket. Basketball is the best sport because it has CLASS and requires skill, not just brute force, to play.

Basketball is so much of a better sport to play than football because you don't always get hurt and it is still fast paced and exciting. I would say that football is the best sport to watch, with football being number 2, but basketball is definitely the best to play.

This is definitely the best sport I am even doing a speech on it

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2 Soccer Soccer Association 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.

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.

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!

Soccer is a great team effort. I have played for 9 years and have loved every minute of learning the game and bonding with my team!

Best game ever I play it now

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3 Hockey

You're on a slit of metal 1/8 of an inch thick, on a giant ice cube trying to stay upright, while other players are trying to beat you to death with clubs and you play 82-110 games a season just to raise Lord Stanley. The sheer pace of a game 7 OT Stanley Cup final will be enough to give you a heart attack. Hockey is non-stop action. There's a lot of reward in watching your team rebuild over 7-10 years to just get a CHANCE to finally raise the Cup. Or in some teams cases, they've been waiting 50+ years for it and when they get it, it will be euphoric.

Is harder than most sports if you think about it. A bunch of people wearing a ton of gear while skating on a thick sheet of slippery ice on a thin blade while people are trying to hit you and you have to score. Hockey players pretend they aren't hurt. If they do get hurt they go to the locker room for a couple of minutes get some stitches and come right back out again.

Fastest pace sport there is. Most dangerous too. A case could be made for football though. People don't give Hockey enough credit it is easily the best sport in the world hands down! - chubbyterror77

My all time favorite Game

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

Basketball around the world doesn't have a lot of country's playing it, but baseball is in America and the biggest continent in the world Asia. You guys probably ranked baseball ninth because It is a smart persons sport.

The original America's favorite past time, baseball is jaw dropping and awe inspiring with its fastballs, diving stops and out of the park home runs. It is no wonder that it is not the most popular sport, because it takes so much skill.

It's America's favorite pastime who wouldn't love it

I love to play baseball.

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

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.

I don't play football for a reason, there are a lot if rules every time I try to play I get confused. When ever I watch I either lose interest or feel like I'm gonna throw up cause of all the violence and all of the football players act like big shots (well at least at my school where almost every boy plays football)

Sorry but it's true, that's why soccer is the world famous sport, it's easy, interesting, not skull-crushing-violent, and we don't act like we rule the world (except during the World Cup but... )

Football hands down. Fast pace, physical, violent sport that will always get the adrenaline pumping. The big hits, the big passes, the great runs, the game winning play. Nothing like some American Football.

All the other sports suck

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6 Volleyball 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.

Volleyball is definitely the best sport to play. it helps people learn to play as a team and how to hustle

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7 Swimming 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.

Swimming is just so great and is an amazing way to prepare the muscles in your body, as well as focus more finesse and less on just muscling your way through. The team swim coach is a real chubby guy, but is an elegant swimmer, where he does it so gracefully and smooth, and can make it through a whole 50 yards quicker than your can blink.

Swimming is a great sport it helps you develop muscles and get in shape if you are not some of the practices and insanely difficult but they are fun at the same time. I makes you relaxed and refreshed and makes you push yourself to your own limits. I know that you compete by yourself but you have a team that really is your second family that is why swimming is a great sport

If one swims, they become jacked. All of a swimmer's muscles are very well defined and are not the average man's bulky muscles which by the time you're 70, will be very sore and painful because of the tension. Swimmers can achieve sexy, elegant and flexible muscles without having backstabbing and damaging effects on the body when you're older.

It's the safest sport.

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8 Lacrosse 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

Find a sport we’re you get hit with a metal stick and football it’s all pads

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9 Gymnastics 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

IT is number ine

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

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

There's nothing better than smacking a ball as hard as you can and watching it stay in

Great sport should be number 1

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The Contenders

11 Rugby

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! My country is the only country to win the world cup twice in a row. (by the way it's New Zealand)

Most fun sport you will ever plat

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

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12 Cheerleading

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

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

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

Best thing in the world

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13 Cricket 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.

The person who said it was the most boring game on earth should just shut up

Cricket is very good because of the strategy you must form and the skills of strength and it is for the efficient use of strength and energy.

The most boring game on earth try it, its useless

Chess in an open field

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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?

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

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

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15 Track

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

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.

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

Yh in run for a club and I'm in top 10 in my county for the 800m. also cross country is good too, do both

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16 Horseback Riding 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 more.

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.

Horse riding is so fun! I go to a barn and ride... my favorite horse died and so0 did his owner. This is a sport I don't care what people say! people above said basket ball is thrilling and you have to move on a house. My opinion is houses are the best anmle( sorry dogs etc..) The only problem is is it is sooo much money.I clean stalls for ridding time. Ask your parents if there is a locale barn and then ask if you can clean stalls for money, they are such sweet entget anmoles and daring. Be safe well riding...But have fun!
thank you for reading

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17 Surfing 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.

It Fun I do it every day in summer

Enjoyable every day of the week

Love the filling of riding a wave

One of the coolest sports as well

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18 Cycling

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

Best sport ever

It�'s the best sport in the world!

It is so relaxing 😎
I liked hockey 🏑 and I was really good in primary when I started secondary people don't think I am amazing at it because they don't give me chance. I am going to keep trying until they see. They think there the best but I bet they wouldn't be if they didn't have a chance

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19 Bowling

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


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20 Golf 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.

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

Made of all former baseball players

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21 Mixed Martial Arts 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

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22 Field Hockey

So that's how one spells coordination!

Awesome for hand eye cowardanition

23 Skateboarding 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)

The coolest bruh...yeah!

It is fun😁

24 Horseshoes

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

Way better than muggle quidditch!

25 Quidditch

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

Yer' a wizard Harry


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26 Badminton 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".

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!

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.

Ya best game EVER (besides soccer)

Best sport in existence. Obviously better than that muggliness.

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27 Fives

Wall, hand, ball. Pure.

28 Running 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.

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

You push yourself to the limit

Running is a great thing to do beacause it makes you fit and prefect shape and can be make your mind think

29 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

30 Ice Hockey 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.

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!

Is the best sport

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31 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

How can someone not like paintball?!? You run around and shoot people with colours! :D

32 Water Polo

Best sport you will ever play

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

33 Figure Skating Figure Skating

Awesome healthy game to play:-)

love it

34 Motor Sports

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...


35 Netball

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

It is really fun and you become friends very quickly

Netball is my favourite sport!

Netball rules

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36 Australian Football

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

IDIOTS footy is the best

I LOVE aussie Rules recommend it to EVERYONe

I love aussie riles go port power

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37 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

38 Boxing 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..

One of the most physically demanding sports

39 Skiing

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.

Skiing can be exciting

40 Chess

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

One time in gym the teacher told us to name a sport and a guy said chess now everyone thinks he is weird

The best sport I ever played

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41 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

42 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.


43 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.

It's a great sport

Non contact, no refs, sotg, lot of hustle. great game most exciting game to watch. easy to get involved with

44 Rodeo

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

45 Polo
46 Gaelic Football

Best ever sport
Haters back off - mcmcmc

Way better than any sport here - mcmcmc

UNREAL - mcmcmc

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

The harder you work the greater you become. In Wrestling you only rely on yourself there is no one to blame. It is NOT FUN, but it is the most rewarding sport to know that you are only where you are because you put yourself there.

Wresting is a very technical sport it is harder then most other sports

Wrestling takes a lot of heart and determination

Wrestling is the hardest sport

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48 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

49 Dodgeball

Dodgeball is a awesome sport to play...

Dodgeball is a great fun sport to play

I LOVE Dodgeball!

50 Synchronized Swimming

Except we don't play we train..

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

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