This is a list of ball games which are popular games or sports involving some type of ball or similar object. Ball sports are not sports in the true sense, but are instead considered to be games. These ball games can be grouped by the general objective of the game, sometimes indicating a common origin either of a game itself or of its basic idea:
The ball game snooker in progress. Red ball about to be potted.
Bat-and-ball games, such as baseball and cricket.
Racquet and ball games, such as tennis, squash and racquetball.
Hand and ball-striking games, such as various handball codes, rebound handball and 4 square.
Goal games, such as basketball and all forms of football or lacrosse.
Net games, such as volleyball and sepak takraw.
“Target” games, such as bowling and lotball.
1 Popular ball games
1.1 1 – 9
1.2 A – E
1.3 F – K
1.4 L – P
1.5 Q – Z
Popular ball games
If there are a group of games that are very similar and have a common reference, they will be grouped under this main name as for instance bowling, Football and hockey.
1 – 9
A – E
Irish road bowling
Cricket (see cricket ball)
Cue sports (also knowns as billiards)
Pool (or pocket billiards)
F – K
Association football (Soccer)
Australian rules football
English public school football games
International rules football
Medieval football games
Kick-to-kick (includes end-to-end footy)
L – P
The Mesoamerican ballgame
Q – Z