Top Ten Greatest Sports

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.

This sport has really changed me mentally and physically. At first, it was much tougher than I thought to be honest and made me fall to my feet quite a few times. I was much weaker then and very hesitate so I wouldn't recieve the ball as much. But over time, I started to practice a lot (this kind of sport requires daily practice by the way), and got better and better at it. Still, I was hesitating. The coached would always scream my name when I would receive the ball and I would panic and pass it to someone else or make a lousy shot (I still made a few though). People would tell me I should be more confident and practice even more, which I did for the team. Soon enough, my time came and I started making layups here and there and even took the ball down the court consistently. I one day became the star of the team and the coach would always rely on me in the game as well as the team. Still, it was quite tiring and much of a challenge for me too. But this is a very social sport and in ...more

It's both fun to watch and to play. There's not too many stops compared to other sports like football and baseball, which results in constant, non-stop action! Basketball is just an amazing game that has created some of the best athletes in the world, as it places an emphasis on stamina, coordination, and teamwork, probably more so than any other sport.

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

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.

The fact that football (soccer) isn't at #1 is ridiculous. It's called "the beautiful game" for a reason. It's a sport of incredible passion of players and fans. The fact that the World Cup exists means this should sport should be at #1. People who say "all you do is pass the ball around" are deluded and don't understand that there's so much tactics involved. I'd like to see you run non-stop for 90 minutes with only one water break (halftime). Also, soccer is the sport with the fittest players. And why is basketball at #1? No disrespect, because it's also a great sport. But the skills in soccer are way more difficult than basketball, and it's more physical overall.

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.

But soccer would be more exciting if there were subs. Hockey's great because for the 1-2 minutes they're on the ice, they can push it to the max. Soccer is more like a marathon. Both are great athletes, but soccer is slower to watch because of it.

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 because this sport is so simple to play, yet so extremely entertaining. THAT, before all, is the reason people all over the world love it.

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

No other sport requires the intellectual ability, strategic ability; no other sport has so many hidden secrets that can be pulled once a season to surprise the entire MLB fanbase. No other sport is so exhilarating yet slow-paced, in that any second a beautiful pitch, diving play, monster home run, or hilarious error can occur.

If you like any sport that is fine but my favorite sport is baseball becuse there is a lot of action this sport has been played for years.


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."

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

Entertaining from top to bottom. It involves physical aggression. It involves quarterbacks which features throwing ability, running backs which features footspeed, wide receivers which features hands, and the defense which involves big hits. It cannot bore anyone.

THE GREATEST SPORT OF ALL TIME! Showing appropriate violence, being a tough and physical game, being very exciting, this game is amazing. It is easy to play, a little complicated to understand if you are a foreigner, as this is an American game and is different from most sports or games (the games stop, rather than European sports, for example, that always keep ongoing). This should be NUMBER ONE!

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.

Just my opinion, but football is the greatest sport as it provides the best entertainment value.

The scoring frequency in football is right about where I would want it. Not too much scoring like baskeball and not too little scoring like soccer or hockey.

There is a significant physical component to the game that adds to the excitement. I can't explain it, but seeing a linebacker crush a wide receiver over the middle is pretty entertaining to watch.

And with every play starting at the line of scrimmage, it adds excitement to each snap. As opposed to playing non-stop, having a little break after each play allows for suspense to build up for what might happen next.

All-in-all, football seems to have the perfect recipe for a great sport. But like I said before, this is just my opinion and each person has their own preferences.

5 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.

Hardest sport in the world, has biggest rivalries in sports, most physical of all team sports. In basketball, players on defense are hardly allowed to touch the people on offense. In hockey, you'll regularly see checks, fights, battles, stick lifts, players bowling opposing players away from their team's goalie, players playing through broken legs or torn ACLs or lost teeth. It is also the fastest paced sport in the world.

Full contact like football, fast pace like basketball, hand eye coordination requirement like baseball, and the main goal is to put something past the goalie into the back of the net. What is not to love about a sport that is like a combo of 4 other sports. Not to mention it is all done on ice! Incredible sport to play and watch. So much history in the books about this sport also. And who doesn't love the suspense of what don cherry will be wearing on Hockey Night In Canada. As a Proud Canadian I love this sport and I cannot think of a way that any other sport is better or more entertaining than Ice Hockey. Remember this is MY OPINION so for all you soccer fans out there just please don't flip out on me. Peace out.

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.

Hockey is amazingly fun, you get to do drills and have fun on the ice, all the players are also amazingly tough. I remember when Jimmy Vesey on the New York Rangers got hit by an blade on Mark Stone on the Senators. His whole face was bleeding and he was back in the game in two mins. Things like that don't usually happen though. Hockey requires more safety pads than any other sports and standings are always close so each and every game counts. It's a wonderful sport! I'm a soccer player too but when you play Soccer, sometimes you don't get the ball until five minutes have past. It has much more teamwork and responsibility. When you fall down, you get right back up. When your losing, it doesn't matter, it's all for fun! I take it pretty seriously but even if my team, the New York Rangers lose I still enjoy staying up to watch the game. Ice hockey is just a wonderful sport. And I mean it!

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.

First of all, I have to say that I personally am a swimmer so I might be a little biased...
Okay so how do I even start with this, swimming is one of the safest sports to train professionally, meaning once you know how to swim, with the exception of drowning, you don't get injured AS MUCH, with out any physical... aspects(for example running into one another, being tackled etcetera.) with other athletes. Second of all it is so fun to watch and compete in as well, the race is very exiting to watch especially for the relays, and competitive when two or three swimmers are close to reaching the end of the race. Third of all, it is a very good sport to do for not professional swimmer as well, a great way to stay in shape and fun at the same time, also you don't get sweaty although you still have to shower after swimming, it's still nice to be in the pool during hot summer days. Fourthly, swimmers in a team build a strong bond with one another even if you are not in the relay together, ...more

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!

Swimming is actually one of the hardest sports ever. All of the non-swimmers in this world don't realize how hard swim is. I know that I have met some people who called swimming easy. Well at dryland we do the same things as soccer players, football players, etc do. Then we have to go out and swim for two hours. No not playing swimming there is a difference. As hard as it can be sometimes it is the best sport ever!

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.

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

Baseball at #3? Ridiculous. You'd really rank that boring ass sport ahead of tennis, a a game where you have to be in great shape, and a sport that's great for longevity. Even if you're really fit, tennis is still difficult. It's also a game that takes way more skill than people realize.

All the higher ranked sports are OK IF YOU play them but be honest, YOU watch 'em on the sofa which makes you a couch potato and what you call a sport is really just "entertainment" like watching a movie. To be a sport YOU have to PLAY it. So how many of you call up 21 of your buddies on the weekend to join you in a game of football?...or call 17 of your buddies to join you in a game of baseball...or call up a buddy or two and drink a case of beer while watching somebody else on T.V. play a sport? That's why Tennis is the best...plenty of people to play this sport with in local leagues and tennis clubs...and avoid that beer body...and coronary/diabetes/high blood pressure...and so on.

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

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.

8 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..

Boxing is an accessible sport that allows less privileged kids to escape the struggles attributed to living in a difficult environment. Equipment is affordable and minimal making it the perfect sport for most people. Maturity, dedication, and drive are improved in the process. Boxing is also extremely helpful in combating depression, anxiety, and other issues since it's such a physically draining sport. Boxing is also fun.

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 gives you the chance to be who you want to be. Its also a great way to release anger and things you've been holding on to. And on top of that it keeps you in shape. By far my favorite sport.

Even though I perfer MMA but I still enjoy boxing, you beat each other up, less rules, and not fake. I'm not really a huge fan of soccer or football.

9 Bowling

bowling is is the best sport I always loved doing , and I would get some spares , a lot strikes and on a good day I can a full house and even I would win the game !

In the top 10, possibly top 5 most participated sports in the World. Young and old, male or female can compete on an equal footing and it takes both mental and physical skill.

My favorite sport to play, lots of mental focus and the best part is that you don't have to mess up your body like those people with too much testosterone do.

I'm a bowler. It's a lot of fun. Great even for people who aren't athletic, like me. You do need some physical skill. Also, it uses math.

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

While it can be boring to watch (especially for those who are new to the sport) it is incredibly fun to do. The feeling of shooting an arrow in the center of the target never gets old. It's a perfectionist sport. An error of a few millimeters in your form can make you loose a few points.

I am on the archery team at my school. It is a sport that requires changes and adjusting with every shot. It is graceful and calm... most of the time. One kid on my team our coaches jacket! Don't worry she was not harmed.

I played archery back when my fifth grade class went, and while it takes some learning, nothing comes to the thrill of firing an arrow.

At least it gives you an advantage when a black bear is a metre away from you.

The Contenders
11 American Football

The sport requires speed, strength, and agility. A person needs a good attention span, but it can grow on you.

They listed this two times American football and football

Love it.Great and good sport.


Again I’m a huge football 🏈 fan

12 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 SO much fun! It's a game that EVERYONE can play at ANY level year-round and have a blast! Volleyball is everywhere - schools, beaches, community ed and bar leagues - clearly, people have fun playing! It's a great sport to play with your friends casually or competitively, and if you've never smashed that ball to the ground for a big kill, or aced a serve, you're missing out! Such an awesome feeling!

I fell in love with it. Before I hated anything to do with sports, but this one is way different and football is NOTHING compared to this (in my opinion).

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.

13 Wrestling Wrestling 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.

You ae to have a great attitude and passion do this sport. Skill also. You can't just go out there and run after a ball. You have to actually watch another person to see what there next move is going to be. It takes endurance. Lots of it. And passion.

14 Dodgeball

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

Dodgeball is one of the funniest sports to play. Yet it's still underrated. IT should Have a IG league like the NDL or MLB or something.

To bad I am a kid and there is no little league for dodgeball in the place I live in

Best of all time easiest rules hit your out catch thrower is out that simple

15 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 has got to be the most boring, dull, repetitive sport of all time how is it 7 let alone in the top 10!
Football will always be better than this rich mans, able bodied sport.
Football is universally recognized and played, anyone can play it, all you need is a ball.
Cricket has got no atmosphere at all, apart from the occasional game in India I have heard are rather atmospheric.
The Ashes, the biggest prize of them all is a tiny pathetic extremely uninspiring trophy all be it contains history.
Plenty more reasons why football is better or "soccer" if some people were getting confused. I just don't have the patience to jot down the reaming reasons. Just as I don't have the patience to withstand a Cricket match.
Thank you for reading

I love cricket so much I got into bay of plenty reps and it is so interesting to watch and play! But I think it’s stupid That that umpire Maraes Arasmus made New Zealand lose that final! New Zealand were definitely the way better team in the final! But Nethertheless cricket is the best. Make sure to start playing cricket and Go The Blackcaps!

What more is there to say? Cricket is the Gentleman's sport. And yes, it is a sport. An incredibly vigorous, athletic, intense sport. Bat under a sweltering hot Perth sun and have hard leather balls being thrown at your head at 95 mph and then talk about how this sport doesn't require bravery, determination, grit, and skill. There are so many pieces of the puzzle, so many tactics and captaincy decisions that actually matter, that Cricket may well be the physical sporting equivalent of Chess, being much, much more interesting and fun to watch!

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

16 Auto Racing

An F1 driver's heart rate averages 180bpm (about 80% of maximum) for the ENTIRE race. No other sport places such strain on the cardiovascular system. But that's just the beginning. Such a fit cardiovascular system is essential for what the sport essentially is - precisely controlling a hyper-sensitive vehicle at speeds generating G-forces experienced by astronauts all whilst keeping 100% UNBROKEN concentration for the entire 2 odd hour race. Nothing I said is exaggerated and all these facts can be found through googling. There is no other sport which requires so much from it's participants. It is astounding how unappreciated F1 and indeed all forms of motor sport are.

One of the most underrated sports. There is an endless amount of math that is required to succeed in it. All sports are sports you should use your brain in, but NASCAR takes a lot of brain power. You have to know how to get a pit stop right, how fast you're going on the track so you can defend and gain positions, and how long you can go without pitting to win a race. Also in soccer, baseball, football, and basketball, you can recover from your mistakes. But in NASCAR, if you make a mistake, you're screwed. So guys, give NASCAR some more love.

In the 80s, rally featured Group B, where cars had no limits and spectators stood only feet away from vehicles reaching 150mph, just to get a better view! Although Group B was banned due to many fatalities, rallycross is still seen all over the world, with some of the greatest drivers in any motorsport! It's a quiet genre in the racing seen, but it is easily one of the most entertaining to watch.

People say racing isn't a sport it annoys me a lot. Its more then just going around in circles making 2 left turns one wrong move and you could be dead. it takes a lot of strategy you have to know how you cart/car is set up and you have to know how to pass block and so much more and if you don't have a good vehicle then your totally screwed so do NOT tell me racing isn't a sport because I do race and I know all this.

17 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.

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

I'm 11 years old and I've been playing golf for 5 years. People misjudge so much. It's not just hitting a ball. Golf is hard. U need concentration, decision making, and teamwork skills. Golf is a sport for all u saying it isn't. Golf is good for upper body strength and u do lots of walking unless u take a golf cart. U learn so much in golf. U get Disciplined very well no matter what golf thing u doing. As a young golfer I encourage all the people who say golf is not a sport and stupid try golf if u don't like it's ok. U can play golf when your elderly.

It should be in the top ten. So many different skills needed, and different shots, I:e low draw, low fade, high draw, high fade, high hook, 300 yard drive, flop shot to name a few. Shooting in the 60s on a course like Oakmont has to be up there in sporting achievments. Taxing on the mind too, if you don't have it between the ears, then you're shot. Tiger Woods was good before because he was fit and he had a good state of mind.

Golf is a good walk, ruined. not a sport.
It requires no athletic ability to
Hit a ping-pong size ball.
Stroll around manicured lawns.

They don't even carry their own golf clubs

18 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.

This teaches you self-defense this teaches you how to be a real warrior in all sports.
Soccer is the first and ibrahimovic learned karate to get to soccer

Great sport for humans of any age! From school yards to elderly nursing homes, anyone can participate!

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

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

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

Gymnastics is one of the greatest sports in the world. I've been a competitive gymnast since the age of 7 and I have fallen completely in love with it. It's such a hard sport and that's what makes it fun. It requires strength, power, flexibility, agility, stamina etc. It's amazing to watch those Olympians flip about in the air, it takes a lot of skill and dedication to get that far and very few make it. It's amazing to see how gymnasts know where they are in the air during a somersault or twist, and know exactly where to open out to land perfectly. But it doesn't always go perfectly, it's hard and you will fall time and time again, but gymnastics gives you the power to not give up, to try your hardest to get that skill. Gymnastics teaches you a lot more than school does. I love to fly through the air, that's why I love it so much and why I find it so fun. I'm never gonna lose the love for this sport no matter what anyone says. If someone says gymnastics is bad, they don't know what ...more

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.

Gymnastics is an all-around development sport, whether competing in a team, by yourself, or just training for fun. This sport brought me 9 years of the happiest memories- travelling around Europe with my team. I also found that it helps develop strength, stamina, agility, balance and flexibility like no other sport (this has appliance to other forms of sport as well and can give you an upper hand as an athlete) I highly recommend it!

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, it's 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!

20 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".

Badminton is so much fun as it is the fastest racket sport, the feeling of the shuttle whooshing through the air is unlike any other and it is just amazing. You can burn 350 calories in just one hour of playing the sport! Plus, like any sport, it has other benefits such as mental health and making friends. GO BADMINTON FOREVER!

At top levels badminton requires an enormous amount of fitness. Players must endure games that can last over 90 minutes and must constantly twist and turn and move explosively.

Furthermore, badminton has been recorded as the fastest sport in the world, with the fastest smash being 493 km/h. Anyone who claims that it isn't a sport has obviously never played it properly, lacks the required skill or fitness or has never seen it played professionally. A fantastic sport.

I love this sport so much. It should be #1. You can play it in your backyard easily or take lessons which usually don't cost much or don't cost anything at all. For a lot of people, it takes yeas to get to the intermediate level. I've done it for less than a month and now practice with beginners and intermediates. I love badminton

Badminton is easily the most fun sport, it takes the most skill to play, it doesn't get you too tired and you can play with friends and have fun.

21 Dance

I always loved to dance , ever since I was six I always be ballerina , My mom said I could dance before I could walk and now I fell in love dancing !

What!?! Dancing should be first on this list! It's the hardest sport (especially ballet! ) I'm glad it is here though! Dancing involves major passion and motivation! It's the best feeling and way to express yourself! I love dancing! It's the best sport ever! And should definitely beat some of the other sports! Dancers!

Well I know a lot of people who do not like any kind of sports...but they love Dancing! Dancing can be done by any one in any way...there are no rules, since it is a form of art. Personally I love it! Always makes me feel vivid and happy

I'm restarting dance this year starting off with ballet which I did for 4 years and then had a 3 year break but I wanted to start again earlier to be honest but anyway

22 Biking

I do biking I love it it's really keeps your whole tire body moving this sport is more but than cycling much butter.

Biking and Cycling are the same thing so why did you put this on here?

I love biking this sport should be before cycling

23 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 won a running race, I was so happy I ran for the rest of my life and know it is my hobby, this sport has changed my life and can be played by any age.

Running is the best sport ever. It is a test of human endurance. It is a mind sport. Your will and speed are both critical in running. A good attitude too. You can run with a friend, with many people, or by yourself. It is an inspirational sport. Running has also changed the lives of many. Everyone knows what is running and so many people run on a daily basis. The satisfaction you get after running is also priceless and you know that you have worked out after running. Running is also required in almost every sport. Running is a classic, basic building block of Sports.

You have said running so much it doesn't sound like a word anymore

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)!

I'm sorry, I found this funny because 1) Bears can climb, you would know that if you passed second grade and 2) No matter how much you run, how fast you are, how frequently you work out, a human being will never be able to outrun a grizzly bear. Even if you were the fastest sprinter in the world, if you had to try to outrun a bear for a mile, you would literally die.

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.

24 Ping Pong Ping-pong, or table tennis, is a sport where players hit a lightweight ball back and forth across a table.

Surprised by some of the comments :
"Ping Pong is not a sport it's a game" : Probably written by someone who never trained to become a great Ping Pong player. It requires not only a great amount of practice but also a lot of concentration because everything happens so fast. Anyway, by definition, any kind of activity that requires movement of any sort is a sport.
"Ping Pong is pointless" : No sport is pointless. Ping Pong enhances your ability to concentrate as well as your overall reflexes. The table is small so everything around you happens very quickly and you have to be able to keep up. Not to mention that the footwork has a major role to play.
"Ping Pong is Asian they should stick to maths and eating dogs" : Troll 101.

me and my dad ,or me and a friend would play together , sometimes I win because I am faster and quicker too . I am a pro ping ponger and it is so much fun

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!

Here's what you need for Table Tennis:
Discipline, focus, motivation, precision, confidence, and strength, tell me haters, is any of that dumb? I have been playing Table Tennis since I was three and a half years old. I would consider myself 98% a master out of 100%. Please don't say "it's just tennis on a table! " It is so much better (no offense just my opinion) than tennis. SO BACK OFF.

25 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.

To anyone who thinks that this sport just entails sitting on a horse, you are insane. Unless the horse is just walking don't think I ever actually just sit on it. Horseback riding uses a wide range of leg and stomach muscles and can be incredibly dangerous if the rider is not properly trained (leaning to much forward or backward, holding the reins to stiffly or letting them bounce to much, positioning your foot to high or low, squeezing or not squeezing with your legs enough is a great way to spur the horses, get bucked, or just fall off). It is also a very satisfying sport as it creates a bond with you and your horse, let's you jump (okay who doesn't think jumping three feet is cool? ), go at high speeds, and compete in various equestrian activities (dressage, vaulting, polo, etc.)

I have been riding horses all of my life ever since I was 10,11 years old I always loved going on a horse and feeling the breeze through my hair it was much fun !

WHY ISN'T HORSEBACK RIDING TOP 20?! I've been riding since 3rd grade and loved it. This is the hardest sport of all. You need will, patience, LOTS of leg strength, and MORE! You're basically getting a gigantic animal to submit to you, and carry you on. For those that say that this isn't a hard sport, try galloping towards a three-foot tall post with just your feet keeping you on a huge prey animal! You also need to be able to multitask double-time, posting, managing reigns, looking to see where you're going, listening to coach's directions, making sure reigns are at correct length. Also, you need a lot of leg strength to do this sport well, like posting, for example, is extremely tiring. Sure, the horse is doing lots of work, but so are YOU. Why isn't this sport popular, I'll never know. It's truly amazing to watch, and much more experience for yourself. Most people are scared only because of the costs associated (half-chaps, paddock boots, helmet, breeches, gloves, etc.) Please PLAY ...more

There is nothing on earth that is greater than the bond you can have with your horse. There is no love greater than the love that a horse can give and there's a reason why riding is literally a form of therapy for both the physically and mentally disabled. This sport has ruined my sleep schedule, nails, social capabilities, appearance, grades, life. and I have loved every minute of it. I wouldn't trade this lifestyle for the world, because for me, it is my world.

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