Here are all the 'P' sports from over 800 sports listed on our complete list of sports. There are many P sports. Pole Climbing was once demonstrated at the Olympics, and Pole Dancing would like to be in the Olympics, though the P sport of modern times is Parkour.
There were too many to describe on just one page, so here we have a short description of just the sports starting with the letter 'P'. If there is a sport missing or some information is incorrect, please make a comment below.
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- Paddle Tennis — a variation of tennis on a smaller court, lower net, using a solid paddle and ball.
- Paddleball (1 wall) — a small rubber ball is hit against a single wall with a solid paddle.
- Paddleball (4 wall) — like racquetball/squash but played with a solid paddle racket.
- Paddleboarding — a person kneels or lies prone on a board and uses their arms and hands to propel themselves through the water.
- Padel — a mix of tennis and squash, played on a much smaller court with walls and a solid paddle racket.
- Paintball — a skirmish sport in which players compete to eliminate opponents by tagging them with capsules containing water-soluble dye propelled from paintball guns.
- Palant — a Polish sport with lots of similarities to modern baseball played using a wooden stick and a rubber ball.
- Paleta Frontón — a wall-based racquet sport that originated in Peru.
- Palla — a traditional street game played in villages of Italy.
- Pankration (Amateur) — A modern version of the Ancient Olympic sport of Pankration.
- Parachuting — also known as skydiving, involving jumping from an aircraft with just a parachute.
- Para-Climbing — Sport Climbing for disabled athletes.
- Para-Cycling — cycle racing events using adaptations for disabled athletes, such as tandem bikes and hand-cycling.
- Paragliding — riders using para-gliders perform cross country or acrobatic maneuvers.
- Parallel Bars — an artistic gymnastics discipline performed by men which comprises predominantly of swings and vaults with two parallel bars.
- Paratriathlon — involves a 750 m swim, a 20 km bike with handcycles, bicycles or tandems with a guide, and a 5 km wheelchair or running race.
- Pärk (or Paerk) — an outdoor team sport that originated in Gotland, where players hit or kick the ball to gain field position.
- Parkour — activity involving overcoming obstacles in an urban space.
- Park Skateboarding — skaters perform tricks in on a course like a familiar skate park containing bowls and pools in a complex combination with ramps and course bends.
- Patball — schoolyard game played with hands or head for hitting the ball against a wall.
- Pato — a cross between Polo and Basketball played on horseback. It is the national sport of Argentina. A similar sport is Horseball.
- Pehlwani — a form of wrestling from South Asia. A win is achieved by pinning the opponent's shoulders and hips to the ground simultaneously.
- Pelota Mixteca — an ancient game similar to tennis without a net, the ball is hit with decorated gloves.
- Pencak Silat — a fighting sport from Indonesia which collectively encompasses martial arts of various styles.
- Pesäpallo — a Finnish variation of Baseball, the major difference is that the ball is pitched vertically.
- Pétanque — a type of boules in which the objective is to throw hollow metal balls towards a small wooden target ball.
- Peteca — played by hitting the shuttlecock with your hand over a high net.
- Pickleball — a non-contact racket sport that is similar to badminton, tennis, and table tennis.
- Picigin — a traditional water sport from Croatia in which the aim is to prevent a small ball from touching the surface of the water.
- Pigeon Racing — the objective is for each pigeon to return back to its home as fast as possible.
- Ping Pong — a popular name for Table Tennis.
- Pitch and Putt — like golf, but on shorter holes and only a putter and a wedge are allowed.
- Pitton — a net and racquet-based sport played with a hard pickleball paddle and a badminton shuttlecock.
- Platform Tennis — a variation of tennis with modified equipment on a much smaller court surrounded on all sides by a fence.
- Playboating (freestyle canoing) — a whitewater sport in which athletes on kayaks or canoes perform various moves in a fixed place called the playspot.
- Pleasure Driving — a horse and carriage sport judged on a horse's manners, performance, quality and conformation.
- Pocket Billiards — also known as Pool, it is the name for a range of Cue Sports played on a table with six pockets along the rails, into which the main aim is to hit balls into the pockets. There are hundreds of pool games - popular versions include Eight-Ball and Nine-Ball, as well as Ten-Ball, Straight Pool, One-Pocket and Bank Pool.
- Poker — a card game that combines gambling, strategy, and skill. The winner of each hand is determined according to the combinations of players' cards.
- Pole Climbing — involves climbing very high wooden poles.
- Pole Dancing — participants perform various types of acrobatic moves like spins, climbs, twists and body inversions around a pole.
- Pole Vault — an athletics event in which a competitor leaps over a bar using a flexible pole.
- Polo (Horse Polo) — a team sport played on horseback in which the objective is to hit a ball into a goal using a long-handled mallet. Variations include Snow Polo, Elephant Polo, Cycle Polo, Yak Polo, Cowboy Polo plus many more.
- Polocrosse — an equestrian sport combining the sports of lacrosse and polo.
- Pommel Horse — a male artistic gymnastics event in which the gymnast performs routines atop a symbolic horse.
- Pond Hockey — a version of ice hockey played on a natural frozen body of water.
- Pool — a common name for the cue sport of Pocket Billiards.
- Popinjay — a shooting sport with either bows or rifles, in which the bird-like target is suspended from a pole.
- Power Hockey — ice hockey played on an electric wheelchair.
- Power Boat Racing — ocean-going powerboats race against each other.
- Powerchair Football — indoor football for people in wheelchairs.
- Powerlifting — tests of strength on three lifts: dead lift, bench press and squat.
- Practical shooting — dynamic shooting sport using handguns and moving and shooting over obstacles.
- Pradal Serey — a type of kickboxing from Cambodia. Also known as Kun Khmer.
- Prizefighting — another name for bare-knuckle boxing.
- Pushball — a team sport played with a large ball in which the objective is to push the ball through the opponent’s goalposts.
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