Bishop Cotton has always laid emphasis on Sports. The main focus is on Cricket, Hockey, Football, Gymnastics and Athletics. From 1917, Swimming also became a part of sports activities.
It is a matter of pride that the playing fields that existed in the early years still remain. On either side of the entrance are the First XI and Second XI fields. The fields host sports activities of all kinds.
The school has excellent terms in Cricket, Hockey, Basketball and Football, which have won a number of trophies over the years. Within the School, the Inter-House competitions are keenly contested.
Cricket, Football, Tennis, Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton and Table Tennis are played throughout the years. Each section of the school conducts its own Sports Day.
Summer Camps are organized for coaching the students. Celebrity players who have visited Cottons include Ricky Ponting, Bret Lee, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, Mohammed Azharudin, Rahul Dravid, Virender Sehwag, Javagal Srinath, Sunil Joshi, Robin Uthappa and Prakash Padukone.
The School has facilities for Gymnastics, Karate and Swimming. The Gymnasium has been renovated and equipped with a treadmill and other modern equipment.
Games are compulsory for all students unless exempted on medical grounds.