Top 10 Reaction Time Sports

Which sports are rated highest for reaction time - the ability to respond quickly to a stimulus? This list is based on the ratings of the factors of success considered most important by visitors to this website. Reaction time is something that is hard to train for, though a sports person can be perceived to have a better reaction time by improving their anticipation of other players and by making better choices.

softball and fencing are examples of sports in which good reactions are important. Surprisingly softball is ranked so high with baseball further down the list.

The ratings are still being recorded (this list from Nov 2016), so the list order may change over time. Although over 50 of the world's major sports have been analyzed, there may be others that were not included and could also be ranked highly too. You can add your own rating for sports.

Ranking Sport Rating
1 Softball 94
2 Fencing 91
3 Boxing 89
4 Martial Arts 89
5 Sailing 87
6 Baseball 87
7 Wrestling 87
8 Waterpolo 87
9 Table Tennis 87
10 Equestrian 86
11 Ice Hockey 86
  Badminton 86

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