Basketball? Pfft. Football? Excuse my yawn.
These sports are far too mainstream. If you want to get some physical activity in while experiencing a unique sport, then try one from this list of the most interesting sports you’ve never heard of!
Pickleball is one of the fastest-growing sports in America. The sport combines elements from a variety of paddle-based sports, including tennis, table tennis, and badminton.
Players of the sport use pickleball paddles in order to bat a Wiffle ball back and forth over a tennis net. There are two players on either side. The right paddle is crucial to success in this sport, so check out this list of the top pickleball paddles if you’re thinking about getting your feet wet with some play.
Running by itself? Too boring!
Running while juggling? The greatest sport ever!
Yes, this sport actually exists. Professional joggling events can be for as long as half a marathon. The entire time, contestants juggle a minimum of three balls. They are not allowed to move forward without juggling the balls at the same time.
Not only do you need cardiovascular endurance and tremendous stamina to win a joggling race, but you also need superlative hand-eye coordination. By the end of the race, your arms will be just as tired as your legs!
If you’re the type that loves an adrenaline rush, then cliff tenting was made for you. The basic concept behind this sport is simple. You scale a cliff and then use special equipment to hang a tent off the side of the cliff.
You can quite literally sleep suspended in the air hundreds of feet above the ground! Truly, this sport isn’t for the faint of heart. But if you like climbing and camping, then this is the ultimate combo that you have to try out.
There’s no reason why boating and sailing should be sports reserved for warm summer days. It doesn’t matter if you live in the Arctic or in the Caribbean — you should be able to enjoy the fun that boating has to offer.
In this frigid sport, contestants race modified boats that skid across the ice. They are powered naturally, with sail rigging that harnesses the wind to skim across the frozen surface of a lake. Make sure to bundle up before you try this one!
Take it all the way back to grade school, because tag is now a professional endeavor! The world tag championships are held every year in an enclosed space with plenty of poles and benches to hurdle up and over.
Two contestants face off — one contestant is “it” and the other is the runner. As long as the runner is able to evade the contestant who is “it” for a set period of time, he or she wins the game!
Interesting Sports You Should Try!
There you have it — a full list of interesting sports that you probably haven’t heard of but should definitely try anyway! Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or you just like to pound steps into the pavement, there’s something here that will tickle your fancy!
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