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.

Squash, 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 is from July 2018), 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 Squash 96%
2 Softball 93.4%
3 Fencing 90.5%
4 Martial Arts 89.4%
5 Motorsports 89%
6 Boxing 88.8%
7 Wrestling 86.6%
8 Ultimate 86.4%
9 Badminton 85.9%
10 Table Tennis 85.7%
11 Motocross 85.4%
12 Beach Volleyball 85.3%
13 Equestrian 84.7%
14 Netball 83.9%
15 Waterpolo 83.8%
16 Baseball 83.8%
17 Rugby League 82.5%
18 Cricket 81.9%
19 Ice Hockey 81.9%
20 Sailing 81.4%
21 Tennis 80%
22 American Football 79.9%
23 Volleyball 79%
24 Handball 78.9%
25 Surfing 77.9%
26 Basketball 77%
27 Rugby Union 77%
28 Swimming 77%
29 Rugby 7s 76.9%
30 MMA 76.9%


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