Top Ten Most Mentally Challenging Sports

SassyEquine
Just my opinion. While I have played a lot of theses sports, some of them my friends and I only do for fun and some of them are the ones my siblings have tried, so I won't know as much as most of you about some of these. If you feel like your sport should be higher on the list, just say so. Please don't freak out.

The Top Ten

1 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 ...read more.
2 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.
3 Gymnastics Gymnastics Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance and control.
4 Cheerleading
5 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.
6 Karate
7 Tennis Tennis Tennis is a racket sport that can be played individually against a single opponent or between two teams of two players each.
8 Baseball Baseball Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each who take turns batting and fielding.
9 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.
10 Football Football American football is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

The Contenders

11 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..

None of them, Boxing is the most mentally challenging one, or Rugby. This list is silly. - KSI

12 Archery Archery Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus.
13 Fencing

To fence requires quick thinking and perfectly timed footwork. Fencing is mentally challenging as you are required to think fast of possible moves, parries, ripostes and attacks to use on your opponent. Then there is the fact that you have to pay very close attention to the opponent and their techniques and strategies so that you may one-up them and win the bout.

I always remember these sports so late! As soon as I put the list up I realized that I should've added fencing, it really is a mentally wearing sport and whenever I watch the matches in the Olympics I can practically hear their brain working. - SassyEquine

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