Sports Requiring Good Hand-Eye Coordination

Which sports are ranked highest for hand-eye co-ordination? This list is based on an analysis of 60 sports by an expert team at ESPN. Hitting and catching sports make up most of this list, with the exception being auto racing, which also requires great levels of handeye coordination. See rankings for other components of fitness. We have also created our own listing of top balance and coordination rated sports, based on what you, the website visitor, think. It is not the same.

ranking sport rating (/10)
1 Baseball/Softball 9.25
2 Table Tennis 8.88
3 Tennis 8.38
4 Racquetball/Squash 8.38
5 Auto Racing 8
6 Team Handball 7.88
7 Ice Hockey 7.5
8 Basketball 7.5
9 Volleyball 7.25
10 Fencing 7.25
11 Badminton 7.25
12 Lacrosse 7.13
13 Boxing 7
14 Shooting 6.75
15 Field Hockey 6.63
16 Archery 6.63
17 Soccer 6.5
18 Rodeo: Calf Roping 6.38
19 Water Polo 6.25
20 Martial Arts 6


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