Jorrit de Ruiter

Jorrit de Ruiter (born November 28, 1986 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch internationally elite badminton player who, until September 2015, was member of the Dutch National Badminton Team. After he had played in the 2015 World Championships in Jakarta he decided to put an end to his international career.

Jorrit de Ruiter
TOTAL BWF World Champs 2015 Day 2 Jorrit de Ruiter - Samantha Barning.jpg
Jorrit de Ruiter (left) at the 2015 BWF World Championships
Personal information
CountryNetherlands Netherlands
Born (1986-11-28) 28 November 1986 (age 33)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Highest ranking16 (in XD) (June 18, 2015)
Current rankingN/A
BWF profile
Updated on October 15, 2015.

De Ruiter was a doubles specialist. Until April 2013 he played the men's doubles together with Dave Khodabux (highest achieved world ranking 32). From that moment on he only played the mixed doubles with Samantha Barning who was his partner in this discipline since 2012 and with whom he achieved world ranking 24 in about a year’s time. In September 2013, Barning got seriously injured, the reason why they couldn’t play a considerable number of tournaments. Therefore, they fell far back on the world ranking. In February 2014 they started to play international tournaments again and came in third place at the European Championships in Kazan, Russia. His highest achieved ranking in the mixed doubles was 16.

De Ruiter trained full-time at the Dutch National Sports Centre Papendal. He was chairman of the athletes council of the Dutch Badminton Association and he has a bachelor's degree in sports marketing at Johan Cruyff University in Amsterdam.


De Ruiter started to play badminton when he was seven years old at the Haarlem Badminton Club Duinwijck for which he played in different leagues until 2005. During this period he also joined the National Badminton Youth Team and 9 times he won a national youth championship (4 times mixed doubles, 3 times men's doubles and 2 times men's singles). In the season 2005/06, he played for the first time in the Premier League at the then premier league club Slotermeer in Amsterdam. One year later he joined the First team of BC Van Zijderveld in Amstelveen. In 2011, he returned to BC Duinwijck. As from the season 2012/13, de Ruiter played in the German premier league as club member of 1. BV Mülheim an der Ruhr. In 2016 he committed himself to BC Duinwijck again where he plays in the Dutch premier league. In March 2018 his team won the national championship in the premier league which is the 25th championship for the club. A year later de Ruiter is present again when his club also wins the final of the premier league season 2018-2019.


Jorrit de Ruiter and Ilse Vaessen (NED)

European ChampionshipsEdit

Mixed Doubles

Year Venue Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Gymnastics Center, Kazan, Russia   Samantha Barning   Joachim Fischer Nielsen
  Christinna Pedersen
12–21, 8–21   Bronze

BWF Grand PrixEdit

Mixed Doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2014 Dutch Open   Samantha Barning   Riky Widianto
  Richi Puspita Dili
10–11, 11–10, 11–9, 8–11, 1–11   Runner-up
2014 Canada Open   Samantha Barning   Max Schwenger
  Carla Nelte
18–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2013 Canada Open   Samantha Barning   Lee Chun Hei
  Chau Hoi Wah
13–21, 10–21   Runner-up
     BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament
     BWF Grand Prix tournament

BWF International Challenge/SeriesEdit

Men's doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Spanish Open   Dave Khodabux   Jacco Arends
  Jelle Maas
21–16, 21–23, 21–13   Winner
2012 Dutch International   Dave Khodabux   Nelson Wei Keat Heg
  Teo Ee Yi
21–17, 19–21, 21–23   Runner-up
2012 Swedish Masters   Dave Khodabux   Vladimir Ivanov
  Ivan Sozonov
16–21, 9–21   Runner-up
2012 Estonian International   Dave Khodabux   Laurent Constantin
  Sebastien Vincent
17–21, 21–19, 15–21   Runner-up
2011 Slovak Open   Dave Khodabux   Lukasz Moren
  Wojciech Szkudlarczyk
21–10, 22–20   Winner

Mixed doubles

Year Tournament Partner Opponent Score Result
2012 Irish International   Samantha Barning   Jacco Arends
  Ilse Vaessen
22–20, 21–17   Winner
2012 Norwegian International   Samantha Barning   Michael Fuchs
  Birgit Michels
16–21, 23–21, 21–19   Winner
2012 Estonian International   Samantha Barning   Dave Khodabux
  Selena Piek
7–21, 12–21   Runner-up
2011 Belgian International   Selena Piek   Chayut Triyachart
  Yao Lei
25–23, 16–21, 14–21   Runner-up
2008 Welsh International   Ilse Vaessen   Watson Briggs
  Jillie Cooper
19–21, 18–21   Runner-up
2007 Welsh International   Ilse Vaessen   Adam Cwalina
  Malgorzata Kurdelska
16–21, 19–21   Runner-up
     BWF International Challenge tournament
     BWF International Series tournament