Fun Activities & Sports For Couples To Enjoy Together

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Want some fun sports for couples to try? Not everyone loves football, baseball, or soccer but we can guarantee that there’s a sport out there that everyone can enjoy. Not only that, but if you’re looking for something that you and your partner can do together, or for date night, sports are a great way to have some fun and deepen your connection at the same time.

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Of course, there’s lots of sports out there to choose from, but there are some sports that seem like they are just meant for couples. 

Why should couples play sports together?

Having similar passions and interests is essential to any successful relationship. If you can’t find things you love to do together, like a couples hobby, it won’t take you long to get bored of each other’s company.

Sports are something that everyone can enjoy.

Sure, you and your partner probably won’t share the same love for every sport.

Maybe your partner loves football and you hate it. Or vice versa with volleyball.

But if you search hard enough, there will definitely be a sport out there that you can share a passion for, and make some great memories doing.

Fun Couples Sports

So without further ado, here are some of our favorite sports for couples:


If you’re looking for a great co-ed date night that you can do with friends, look no further than the game of softball.

The game is very similar to baseball with a few amendments – the ball is larger and thrown underhand, and the field is smaller than in regular baseball.

With that being said, softball is a game that anyone can play and enjoy, and is often played as a social outing. It makes for a great double date night between friends, and is also an excellent choice if you’re looking to meet some new ones. 


This is another great activity to do with friends, or just to do alone with your partner. Biking is a great way to get out for an outdoor date and get some fresh air while at the same time spending some quality time with your partner.

Bike around your own city, or if you’re feeling up for an adventure you can try exploring some new trails. The best part? No matter where you live, there’s dozens of biking trails close to you so you’ll never run out of trails to enjoy. 


Golf is a great sport that pretty much anyone can learn. If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing that doesn’t require as much physical effort, golf is the perfect sport for you.

Golf is a great way to spend some quality time with your partner while at the same time taking in the beauty of nature around you.

It’s great for older couples that don’t have as much energy as they once did, or couples that want a slower pace sport where they can talk and connect with one another while playing. 

Of course, golf can be a tricky sport to play and takes some practice, so don’t be afraid to take some lessons together if needed!

You can always head out to the driving range and enjoy a date there without having to play a full game around the course.


What better way to connect and get close with your partner than dancing in their arms? Dancing is a wonderful partner sport. Not only is it super fun but it’s also a great workout.

Plus, you and your partner will be able to showcase all of your new moves and impress all of your friends and family. 

No, you and your partner don’t have to do ballet together. There’s a dance style out there that anyone can enjoy. Hip hop, ballroom, jazz, tap, Irish, folk – there’s plenty of options to choose from. 

Rock Climbing

Okay, so this one might not be for every couple, but if you and your partner are adventurous, rock climbing can definitely be a fun sport to try together.

Rock climbing is a great workout, plus relying on your partner to hold your rope while you climb requires that you have a lot of faith and confidence in your partner not to drop you. In return, this is a great trust building activity.

Of course, we don’t recommend that you head out and start climbing mountains. Start at the bottom together with some training at an indoor rock climbing course.

Then, once you’re more confident in your skills, take them out into the real world for some adventure and adrenaline. 


Squash is a simple sport that only involves a racquet, a ball, and two players. And with all the jumping, running, and diving you’ll be doing, it’s a great sport for burning calories while at the same time having a blast with your partner.

The best part about squash is that unlike similar sports like tennis, squash is generally played indoors. This means that you can play it all year round, regardless of the weather…even for a rainy day date!

Plus, squash courts are usually pretty easy to find. Most local gyms will have a squash court in them for you to enjoy. 


Have some pent up frustrations that you and your partner need to get out? Fencing experts often recommend this sport to help release built up tensions!

Yes, they will duel you against your partner! Of course, you can’t actually hit them – but let the battle begin! We’re kidding (kind of).

On a more serious note however, fencing is great for building reflexes, agility, and hand-eye coordination. It can even help to improve things like posture. 


We know it seems basic, but running is a great couples activity. Not only can it help you improve your health and get in shape, but it’s also a great bonding experience.

It’s also completely free. You can run pretty much anywhere. Whether you choose to run around your city or explore unique trails, you’ll never run out of new places to run – and it doesn’t cost a dime.

Plus, you can always join a running club to meet other people and couples, and you can engage yourselves in races or fundraising opportunities. 


Tennis is an awesome sport for couples to get into. Whether you’re on the same team, smashing those serves together, or having a friendly match one-on-one, tennis brings out the playful side in couples.

I mean, they don’t score with “Love” for no reason! 😉

It’s cool because you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy it – all levels can have a good time. Plus, it’s a sport you can stick with for ages, so you’ll always have a fun way to connect.

Skiing or Snowboarding

Skiing or snowboarding is the ultimate adventure for couples who crave both excitement and togetherness. Hitting the slopes together is like embarking on a thrilling journey through snow-covered landscapes, where you can share the joy of carving down the mountain or conquering challenging trails side by side.

The adrenaline rush of these winter sports fosters a sense of teamwork and trust as you navigate the slopes, offering opportunities for laughter and shared triumphs. The snowy escapades create unforgettable memories and give you a chance to snuggle up by the fire afterward, making skiing or snowboarding an ideal choice for couples seeking both adventure and romance.


Volleyball is also a great sport to try together. Whether you’re spiking the ball over the net as a dynamic duo on an indoor court or digging your toes into the sand for some beach volleyball, it’s all about the fun and connection.

The fast-paced rallies and high-flying action keep things exciting, and you’ll find yourselves high-fiving over great plays and encouraging each other during intense moments.

Plus, when you take your game to the beach, the sun, surf, and sandy shores add a unique layer of relaxation and beach vibes, making it an excellent sport for couples to bond and soak up the good times together.

Passing A Football/ Two Hand Touch

If you aren’t up for a full game, you can play a fun game of catch. Pass the football back and forth to each other while you enjoy some fun conversation together with a few couples questions.

Or you can take it to the next level and play some two hand touch or even flag football. If you want to learn how to play American football, learn some of the basic football rules and make some rules for you to play together.

Sports Activities For Couples

If you’re looking for more sport activities that aren’t necessarily a sport, try some of these:

  1. Spin Cycling: Head to the nearest spin cycle class, or get some stationary bikes at home where you can do classes together.
  2. Kayaking/Canoeing: Paddle down a river or explore calm lakes and enjoy the serenity of nature.
  3. Swimming: Relax and swim together in a pool or take a dip at the beach.
  4. Martial Arts: Consider taking a martial arts class together for fitness and self-defense.
  5. Table Tennis: A fast-paced and fun indoor sport that’s easy to pick up.
  6. Hiking dates: Explore nature trails and scenic routes while enjoying each other’s company.
  7. Badminton: Set up a net in your backyard or at a local park for a friendly game.
  8. Sailing: If you live near the coast, sailing can be a thrilling and beautiful experience.
  9. Yoga: Practice yoga together for relaxation, flexibility, and mindfulness.
  10. Pickleball: A mix of tennis, ping pong, and badminton, pickleball is a fun and social sport.
  11. Ultimate Frisbee: A high-energy team sport that’s easy to pick up and play with friends.
  12. Surfing: If you’re near the ocean, surfing can be a challenging and exhilarating sport to try.
  13. Archery: Practice your aim and accuracy together at a local archery range.
  14. Horseback Riding: Experience the joy of riding horses through scenic trails.
  15. Aqua Aerobics: Stay active together in the pool with water-based aerobic exercises.
  16. Trampoline Park: Jump and bounce together at a trampoline park for a fun and active date.
  17. Frisbee Golf (Disc Golf): Combine the love of frisbee and golf in this laid-back sport.
  18. Racquetball: Play a fast-paced indoor sport that’s great for fitness and competition.
  19. Bocce Ball: A relaxing and social sport that can be played in the backyard or at a local court.

Of course you can try anything and everything together. We recommend always trying new experiences no matter how long you’ve been together. The point is to find a fun physical activity you can do with your partner a few times a month.

Sara, a seasoned expert in wedding planning and date ideas, brings a wealth of experience to our couples blog. With a background in the television industry and hands-on involvement in a dozen weddings, including working as a wedding assistant on "My Fair Wedding with David Tutera," Sara has an innate understanding of the magic that makes weddings truly special. Growing up with four sisters has given her unique insights into the dating world, making her a go-to source for practical and heartfelt dating advice. Her knowledge and enthusiasm make her the perfect guide for couples seeking to infuse their relationships with creativity and love.

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