Top Ranked 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 clearly important. Surprisingly softball is ranked so high with baseball further down the list, but probably deserving a place higher up.

The ratings are still being recorded (this table is from December 2019), 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 86.9
2 Fencing 86.3
3 Boxing 85.8
4 Badminton 85.3
5 Martial Arts 84.1
6 Motorsports 83.9
7 Equestrian 82.4
8 Table Tennis 82.2
9 Netball 82.0
10 Ultimate 81.8


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