Fun Sports to Play as an Adult

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Author Name: Lucas Cook
Date: Thursday May 25, 2023

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As you age, you may feel like your options to exercise are limited. Physical activity might not feel as fun as it used to when you were younger and had endless possibilities or sports and activities to be involved in. Even if you enjoy going to the gym, you may want to find other ways to get your heart pumping. 

Although you may not be a star athlete anymore, that doesn’t mean you can’t get involved with adult sports and activities. Here are fun sports to play as an adult. 

Ultimate Frisbee

Frisbee is a great way to get in touch with your inner child. Play is also essential when you are an adult. When adults engage in play,  it relieves stress, improves brain function and stimulates the mind and body. You might think that frisbee isn’t a sport, but thousands of people compete in recreational, competitive leagues. 

If this is your first time playing it, it is a great way to work on teamwork and making friends. It gives you a reason to get outside and burn calories in a new way than you have before. 


Starting something new might feel intimidating, so getting a friend or partner to do it with you might make it easier. Volleyball is perfect for you and your friends to get into and build teamwork. Some recreational leagues have tournaments that can be indoor or outdoor. 

For competitive people, this is an excellent form of exercise while allowing you to spend quality time with spouses and friends. You will surely get an amazing workout with all the jumping and setting. 


If you have injuries or joint problems, swimming is an excellent option. The water supports between 50% and 75% of your body weight, so you can move more freely without worrying about pain. Even low-impact exercise like walking can hurt, so this is a great alternative. 

Swimming is a sport that doesn’t require others to participate to have fun. You can do this sport on your own time alone or with other people. It can be a nice switch up from your usual routine. 


Softball and baseball leagues are a lot of fun to get involved with in the summer. It gets you outside to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine with the perfect balance of physical activity. Sometimes there is a lot of standing around, but that is better than sitting on the couch. 

Other times you will be chasing down balls and running to each base which requires quick energy to be released. You will be able to enjoy the thrill of hitting the bag with a bat and scoring points for your team. 


Tennis is so engaging that you won’t even realize you are breaking a sweat. You will be so focused on hitting the fastball going back and forth between you and a friend that you won’t even realize the time is passing. If you’re busy, tennis is a great sport since you can get in a good session quickly. All you need is to find a friend to play with you. 

Try Something New

No matter what sport you decide to play, make sure it is something you enjoy. Don’t be afraid to try something new and meet new people. Playing fun sports is a great way to get activity while enjoying yourself. 

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