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Top 10 Target Sports of all Time

Updated on March 11, 2016

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Archery is a very popular sport that takes practice and concentration. Also, stay away from Target  when someone eles is shooting an arrow because arrows can cause serious injury.
Archery is a very popular sport that takes practice and concentration. Also, stay away from Target when someone eles is shooting an arrow because arrows can cause serious injury. | Source
Horse Shoes is fun to play for sport or just as a hobby with friends and family. A horse shoe set is cheap to buy and worth every dollar.
Horse Shoes is fun to play for sport or just as a hobby with friends and family. A horse shoe set is cheap to buy and worth every dollar. | Source
Pool is a fun recreational sport. Billiard Tournaments are held all over the world every year and 8 ball is a fan favorite.
Pool is a fun recreational sport. Billiard Tournaments are held all over the world every year and 8 ball is a fan favorite. | Source
Croquet is similar to Golf but instead of hitting the ball into a hole you hit a larger ball through a looped over section on the ground.
Croquet is similar to Golf but instead of hitting the ball into a hole you hit a larger ball through a looped over section on the ground. | Source

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There are hundreds of target sports but, this is the ten most famous and most played of all the target sports. I hope enjoy my list and remember safety is first when taking part in any sports.

1. Golf (15th Century): The sport of golf was first introduced in Scotland. Now we know it is a sport that is played by men and women. There are beautiful greens that are immaculately kept up. Some people walk when playing golf while others ride in a golf cart to enjoy their day on the green. I love golf but I am not any good and it is hard to perfect. I usually end up losing to my opponent but it is entertaining nonetheless.

2. Archery (10,000BC): Archery is similar to darts but, you are using a bow and arrow to shoot at your target. Each shot is worth a different number of points. Tournaments are held every year all over the world for the sport of archery. I have only tried archery one time and I could barely hit the edge of the target. It takes patience, good hand to eye coordination and lots of practice in order to prevail at Archery.

3. Darts (1870): The game has various rules for each game depending on who you are playing with. A board is hung on the wall with different spaces equalling different numbers. You throw the darts and try to hit the bulls eye or another possibility is to just have as many points as you can. I have always owned a dart board and it is kept hanging in the garage.

4. Horseshoes (first played over 2,000 years ago): This fun game is played as a one on one game or it can be played as 2 pairs. You throw the horseshow to try to get it as close the post (that is in the ground) as possible. Several of my family members have Horseshoe sets and they are mainly used during parties or cookouts during the spring and summer months.

5. Croquet (1868): Your team must hit wooden balls through metal loops that are stuck in the ground. The idea is to hit the ball through the dedicated loops and to the finish spot. The first person to make it to the designated area or finish line wins.

6. Billiards (15th Century): Billards can be played as singles or as doubles. There are striped balls and solid color balls. The object is to clear either the stripes of the solid color balls without getting the white ball in the pocket. Pool is great to watch or play as a sport but it is also a fun way to relax and hang out with a crowd.

7. Skee Ball (1909 ): Skee ball machines are found in arcades, It's kind of like bowling, you are rolling a ball but, instead of hitting pins at the end of the lane, you are trying to sink the ball into the numbered circles. The number of points that you have will give you tickets that you can trade for prizes.

8. Calva (1000 years ago): This sport was first played in Spain. A calva is thrown which is a stick. This spot is measured as to how far you throw and how close you get to the object that is chosen for that game. I have never played this but it reminds me of the Javelin throw in the Olympics.

9. Knife Throwing (Late 19th Century): Knife throwing is a military and martial art skill as well as a sport or hobby. Speed and accuracy is the key when you are knife throwing. There's actually a knife throwing association and competitions are held throughout the world. Growing up we used to toss knives in a tree that was next to our house.


10. Matball (1945): This game is similar to kick ball except you use gym mats for bases. These are much larger. Matball is to kick ball what softball is to baseball. Its a fun way to learn sports especially for school students. I have played kickball in school, however, I have not played Matball.

Please feel free to leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments box located at the bottom of this page.

Skee Ball

Skee Ball is very popular in video arcades all over the globe. It's like a hip version of bowling if you will.  These contraptions come in smaller sizes for home use as well.
Skee Ball is very popular in video arcades all over the globe. It's like a hip version of bowling if you will. These contraptions come in smaller sizes for home use as well. | Source

Top Net Sports

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Badminton
Volleyball
Tennis
Ping Pong (Table Tennis)
Soccer
Hockey
LaCrosse
 
 
 
 

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