Zooming in on ‘Z’: Unique Sports That Start with Z

While there are not many sports that start with Z, there are still a few exciting sports and activities out there. These are some of the ideal, recreational and fitness choices, for people of all ages! Read more below about sports that start with Z!


This sport is what dreams are made of. Imagine yourself in a bubble rolling down a slope. You might have imagined or dreamt about this!

But did you know that you can do this in real life? Zorbing is an activity where you get into a large, plastic ball known as an orb and just roll down a hill. It is also referred to as globe-riding, hill-rolling or sphering.

Water Zorbing is a version of this sport which can be found in several theme parks. It consists of floating in a huge, inflated ball in the water – making it a unique water and ball sport!

The first ever zorbing place was created in New Zealand in 1994. Soon it became a popular, recreational activity in different parts of the world.   I don’t know about you but this activity is on the top of my bucket list!


This is one of the most exhilarating, outdoor activities that you can do on a vacation in the mountains or at an adventure park.

Ziplining is riding on a suspended cable, which takes an individual from one point to another. With the support of pulley system, the cable has a protective belt worn by the person.

It is also considered as a means of transportation to remote areas that are hard to discover by road, typically in the nature. I tried ziplining at an adventure park and it was a thrilling experience! At first, I was afraid after seeing the height from the top but as soon as I let go, I enjoyed all the way!


This fitness activity is also a solo sport that incorporates the elements of workout and dance. Zumba is a great workout for the body and the mind. This can be done alone or with a group of people, making it a fun exercise that doesn’t feel so hard! Some of the many benefits of Zumba are burning calories, weight loss, toning of the muscles, stretching and a great way to release stress!

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Author’s opinion

If you are looking for some unique and healthy hobbies and activities to engage in, then these are some of the best choices to choose from. Zumba is a fun way to exercise. My sister tried it and said it really doesn’t feel like a hard workout – while ziplining is an exciting sport to try out if you dare to do so! Zorbing or water zorbing is a unique sport that one should try it just for fun, I will do for sure!

FAQs regarding sports that start with Z

Q. What happens if you do Zumba every day?

You can burn calories and lose weight while toning the muscles and becoming flexible.

Q. Where is the longest zipline in the world?

Located in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. It is 1.76 miles long with a speed of up to 93 miles per hour.

Q. Is water zorbing a safe activity?

Yes, it is a totally safe activity as you are inside a ball that floats on the water.

Q. What time of the day is best to do Zumba?

Working out in the morning is an ideal time of the day.

What do you think?

Written by Usama

Usama J. is a passionate writer about the sports and works as an in house sports journalist at Openiun, and covered many international sporting events including ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022.