Elme de Villiers

Elme de Villiers (born 11 March 1993) is a South African female badminton player.[1][2]

Elme de Villiers
Personal information
Country South Africa
Born (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 27)
Kroonstad, South Africa
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight50 kg (110 lb)
Highest ranking135 (WS) 18 Feb 2015
128 (WD) 12 Nov 2015
224 (XD) 17 May 2012
BWF profile


She started playing badminton at aged 10 in Hennenman, South Africa. In 2013, she was selected among the 14 best African players to be a member of the Road to Rio Program organised by the BWF and Badminton Confederation of Africa, to provide financial and technical support to African players and the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.[2][3] She won bronze medal at the 2013 African Badminton Championships in women's doubles event with her partner Sandra Le Grange.[4]


African Badminton ChampionshipsEdit

Women's Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Lobatse Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana   Jennifer Fry   Juliette Ah-Wan
  Alisen Camille
14-21, 21-15, 18-21   Bronze
2013 National Badminton Centre, Rose Hill, Mauritius   Sandra le Grange   Juliette Ah-Wan
  Alisen Camille
12-21, 16-21   Bronze

BWF International Challenge/Series (6 titles, 5 runners-up)Edit

Women's Singles

Year Tournament Opponent Score Result
2013 Botswana International   Telma Santos 4-21, 11-21   Runner-up
2012 South Africa International   Stacey Doubell 16-21, 18-21   Runner-up
2012 Botswana International   Shama Aboobakar 21-18, 16-21, 17-21   Runner-up

Women's Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2016 South Africa International   Sandra Le Grange   Michelle Butler-Emmett
  Jennifer Fry
15-21, 16-21   Runner-up
2014 Botswana International   Grace Gabriel   Shamim Bangi
  Ogar Siamupangila
21-17, 18-21, 21-18   Winner
2014 Zambia International   Michelle Butler-Emmett   Grace Gabriel
  Kate Foo Kune
21-17, 19-21, 21-17   Winner
2013 South Africa International   Sandra Halilovic   Michelle Butler-Emmett
  Sandra Le Grange
21-14, 21-13   Winner
2013 Botswana International   Sandra Halilovic   Grace Gabriel
  Yeldie Louison
21-13, 21-16   Winner
2013 Mauritius International   Sandra Le Grange   Dorcas Ajoke Adesokan
  Grace Gabriel
21-15, 21–16   Winner
2012 Botswana International   Jennifer van Den Berg   Kgalalelo Kegakilwe
  Botho Makubate
21-7, 21-10   Winner

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Botswana International   Reneshan Naidoo   Andries Malan
  Jennifer Van Den Berg
10-21, 21-12, 15-21   Runner-up
  BWF International Challenge tournament
  BWF International Series tournament
  BWF Future Series tournament


  1. ^ "Players: Elme De Villiers". bwfbadminton.com. Badminton World Federation. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Elme de Villiers Biography". g2014results.thecgf.com. Glasgow 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Road to Rio". www.africa-badminton.com. Badminton Confederation of Africa. Archived from the original on 5 March 2017. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  4. ^ "South Africa: Free State High Performance Badminton Athletes Perform". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved 31 October 2016.

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