There are many kinds of sports that a person can choose to improve health, reduce stress, and play a hobby to kill free time. They include ball sports, strength and combat sports, track and endurance sports, and water, snow, and ice sports.
1/ Ball Sports
The most famous kind of sport is ball sports, which players need balls. The ball sports are divided into three classifications, namely the ball only, ball and a stick, and ball over the net.
The sports with a ball only are basketball, soccer/ football, paddleball, bowling, handball, and table tennis. Meanwhile, the sports with the ball and a stick or bat include golf, field hockey, baseball, lacrosse, cricket, billiards, and softball. The sports with the ball over the net are water polo, tennis, pickleball, badminton, and volleyball.
2/ Strength and Combat Sports
Another kind of sports is the strength and fight sports, involving strength and fighting when playing. Some sports with strength include weightlifting, bodybuilding, and powerlifting. Meanwhile, the sports of combat sports include boxing, wrestling, ultimate fighting, and ancient martial arts such as karate, jujutsu, and taekwondo. Besides, kendo and fencing are some combat sports allowing players to use weapons.
3/ Track and Endurance Sports
Another kind of sports on the list is track and endurance sports. The track sports include marathons, relays, sprints, high jump, and long jump, javelin throwing pole vault, and discus throw, BMX, road cycling, track cycling, mountain biking, and cyclocross. Those sports can be played eight by a single person or by a team.
The endurance sports consist of duathlon such as biking and running, biathlon such as skiing and shooting, the triathlon such as swimming, biking, and running, and the decathlon such as long jump and high jump, hurdling, and throwing.
4/ Water, Snow, and Ice Sports
Such sports associated with the elements of waters, snow, and ice. The water sports include swimming, synchronized swimming, wakeboarding, sailing, diving, surfing, and rowing. The ice sports include ice hockey, speed skating, figure skating, and curling. The snow sports include sledding, skiing, skeleton, luge, snowboarding, ski bobbing, and bobsled or bobsleigh.