Top 10 Best Sports to Play

The Top Ten
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.

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 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 the best sport ever. I play basketball and it is so fun but so competitive. I play local comp, reps, and state. But playing basketball you have to realise that it IS a contact sport and expect to get hurt. Like right now one of the girls on my reps team is in a neck brace because of basketball.

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.

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.

I feel like soccer is actually the best spot to be playing< because it is actually my favorite sport; and I find it interesting and fun to be playing it.

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.

Sheer Popularity

It's just the best sport ever. Anyone can play soccer, you don't have to be huge like in football or tall in basketball, there is no huge advantage to your size. It's about your skill, abilities, work ethic, and teamwork. One player rarely ever scores a solo goal, especially as you climb the skill ladder. It is hard work to get good, it isn't easy, it's incredibly fun, and it's the best.

Honestly I think football (or soccer, I'm British) is tue best sport. It brings people closer. The World Cup. The only time my dad is willing to share his beer. The champions league final, the time that if my windows are open in my house I am practically deaf from the cheers of the pub. That penalty shootout, when it's either you miss and go out, or score and go through. Football is just amazing to watch and better to play

3 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.

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.

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.

Should be #1. Although I do not play it hockey is still the greatest sport in the world. It was invented in 1875 and in 1917 the NHL was created. Hockey was the most popular sport in canada. But sad thing is the NHL is starting to go down hill. After the stupid la kings were invented in 1969. Another crappy part is that they even gave florida the fla panthers and tb lightning in 1992 and 1993. Canadian hockey players are disapering and bettman is comissioner. That is why the NHL is complete crap today. No canadian hockey team win stanley cup since 1993. I bet though in 2017 or 2018 another canadian team will win again.

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.

4 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.

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.

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.

The toughest sport out there. Not only that it builds charachter and is the most emotional roller coaster of a game out there. Basketball basically has one star on the team and that's all you need. Hockey and soccer is good but out of all the sports I've played football is the best

5 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 AMAZING! Best sport ever! How could these people think that swimming is for babies and is weak and pathetic and makes you sluggish? I am a competitive swimmer, and it's not easy at all. For all of you people who think swimming is weak, try and swim 400m (16 lengths). I challenge you to try that. You probably can't even make it halfway. I swim around 3000m/3km 5 days a week, and it is so tiring.And then there is dry land training, which is all push ups and stuff like that. Also try swimming 5km in 98 minutes. It is super exhausting. Swimming is amazing.

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.

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

6 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 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!

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

Volleyball is one of the best sports and it helps to strengthen all of the bones in your body.

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

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.

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.

Basketball around the world doesn't have a lot of countries 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 person's sport.

Nobody takes this sport seriously. It's a GREAT GAME! I don't care about those STANKY soccer players who say, "Well, baseball is just boring.." I mean, who wants to play a game where you kick a sphere back and forth, then into a couple of bars with some net. Like what the heck man!

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.

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.

I am a gymnast and I can do back flips and It has just made my life a better place. My second favorite sport is soccer

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 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.

Cheerleading strengthens your muscles.

10 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.

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.

This sport is really good fun it takes up a lot of energy and gives you a good workout.

It is awesome sport to play and I know that you can play only 1v1 or 2v2 but it still train your strenght and your speed. And also it is fun.

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 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

The purest of team sports. Communication is vital. It's violent, fast-paced, powerful, skillful and flashy (even moreso with sevens) and the culture is the best.

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)

12 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 only reason cricket is this low is because most of the people voting are Americans. That's also the only reason baseball, American "football" (which you don't actually use your feet for) and basketball are so high. If you had as many Australians (me), Pakis, Brits and Indians voting as there are Americans, cricket would no doubt be number one or two
This list is so biased.

Cricket is a very good sport. It's so underrated as well. Some people will find test matches are boring. But T20 cricket matches are so much exciting!
If T20 matches are introduced internationally or in olympic it'll blast off!

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.

It has to be the best game on earth for many reasons. One it is a gentlemen's game. Also it doesn't have any fakes unlike soccer.

13 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 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

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 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

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.

14 Softball

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

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:-)

It's so much fun! This should not be the 15th! This should be the 5th! It's a definet way to get active and dirty. If y'all looking for a sport this is the one!

15 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..

Tough but its still an awesome sport always wanted to punch somebody in the face without any fear

16 Cycling

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

It's the best sport in the world!

Best sport ever

17 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.

18 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.

The feeling you get pulling into a wave is second only to sex.

19 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 with your horse, you're not going to have a good experience. You need to spend as much time with your horse as you can, riding and on the ground. You need to learn how to work with your horse, not against your horse. It's a team sport, a team of two. more.

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

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

I have only done it quite a few times, already getting difficult. you have to post, learn how to balance, know how the horse's speed. once me and my friend were horseback riding, and she fell off a tiny, speedy horse who had come to a gallop and had fell.

I love to ride at my barn and I love being with the horses!

20 Track

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.

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

21 Bowling

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%

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

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

22 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.

Mr. Miyagi say wax on wax off

Fighting is not a sport

23 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!

24 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".

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

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

I love to play it shh

25 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!

You do list a lot of sports, some of which are obscure. Badminton has been around both indoors and outdoors.
This indoor version is simply amazing! Among racket/paddle sports which by the way are listed at the very top of all sports for vibrant health and longevity. Badminton is the best among them all. They are the best cardio fitness because of the sheer nature of the aerobic workout. No matter what age and ability level.
Also, check out Pickleball. It's the fastest growing sport in the US and gaining traction/momentum worldwide.

Ya! Badminton is my 2nd favorite sport! Its easy its sometimes hard and the instructions are quite simple! I don't know why many people don't try it!

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

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