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Recreational Sports Games

By Frederick S. Blackmon
You don't have to be a serious athlete to enjoy recreational sports games.

Recreational sports games are ideal for people who want to avoid the pressure and rigorous training of mainstream seasonal sports. Recreational sports can still be highly competitive but often are mainly for enjoyment with friends, classmates or coworkers on weekends and during leisurely outings. These sports typically require little equipment and often can be played almost anywhere.

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Adventure Racing

Adventure racing is an extreme recreational sport in which individuals and teams charge through obstacle courses for the sheer thrill of completing the challenge and matching skills and stamina with other participants. The obstacles can vary from military-style rope and wall barriers to zombies and fire pits.


Ultimate, also known as Ultimate Frisbee, is a recreational game frequently played on U.S. college campuses. It's a non-contact team sport that involves passing a flying plastic disc to teammates across a large playing field. Teams score when they complete a pass in the defending team's end zone.


Dodgeball can be considered a full-contact sport, but in essence it's a relatively harmless recreational game between two teams -- typically six players each -- that face off against each other in a gym or other enclosed area. Players score points by throwing balls across a boundary line and hitting opposing players.

Table Tennis

Table tennis, also called ping pong, is a popular recreational sport for two to four players. The fast-paced game is similar to tennis but played on a much smaller scale using a table, specialized paddles and white plastic balls.

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About the Author

Frederick S. Blackmon's love for fiction and theater eventually led to a career writing screenplays for the film and television industry. While living in Florida, Blackmon began exploring issues on global warming, health and environmental science. He spent two years as a Parkour and free-running instructor as well. Now he writes everything from how-to blogs to horror films.

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