Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk is a Thai male badminton player. He was born on October 13, 1990 in Bangkok, Thailand. Tanongsak has represented Thailand in various World Series and international tournaments. He is representing North Eastern Warriors in the 2018-19 season of Premier Badminton League (India).
Tanongsak was taught to hold a racquet by his father at home. He also believes that his father has influenced him the most in his career. Tanongsak sees his idol in two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan. Tanongsak has also studied Bachelor in Business Administration at Siam University.
Tanongsak started playing local competitive games at a very young age. He made his senior international debut in Vietnam Open in the year 1999. He is also a national team member from the age of 16.
Rise to Glory
Tanongsak came to close to winning the Osaka International in 2008 where he lost in the finals to Japanese Koichi Saeki. He went on to win Smiling Fish International by beating his Thai-countryman Pakkawat Vilailak in the same year.
Tanongsak won the Bronze medal in the Men’s Singles event and Men’s Team event in the Southeast Asian Games in 2009. He also beat Parupalli Kashyap to defend his Smiling Fish International in 2009.
Tanongsak was also a part of the Bronze-winning Men’s Thai team in the Asian Games 2010 held in Guangzhou, China.
Tanongsak secured Silver medal in the Men’s singles event in the Southeast Asian Games in 2011 where he and his Thai Men’s team secured Bronze. He lost in the finals of Chinese Taipei Open to Tommy Sugiarto, who is a specialist of the game.
Tanongsak lost to Lee Dong-Keun in the Korea Masters to secure the runner-up position. He then lost to Parupalli Kashyap in a three-game thriller, in the finals of Syed Modi International.
Tanonsak was a part of the mixed team that won Bronze in the Sudirman Cup in 2013, which was held in Kuala Lampur. Tanongsak came out with Gold in the Men’s singles event of Summer Universiade in 2013 Kazan and a Bronze in the mixed team event. Tanongsak continued his good form into the Southeast Asian Games where he won Gold in the Men’s singles event in 2013. He achieved his Career-high ranking of 9 in October, 2013.
Tanongsak won Bronze in the Men’s singles event of 2015 Southeast Asian games and the Men’s team won Silver. He also won Bronze in the 2015 Summer Universiade held in Gwangju, South Korea.
Tanongsak won the Thailand Open in 2016 by beating Indonesian Sony Dwi Kuncoro in straight games. Later in the year, Tanongsak beat the then World No.7, Son wan-ho to win the Denmark Open. By winning the Denmark Open, Tanongsak became the first Thai-player to win Men’s singles title at BWF World Super Series Premier event.
In 2017, he was part of the Bronze winning mixed teams in Asia Mixed Team Championships and Sudirman Cup.
Tanongsak was part of the first season of Indian Badminton League (India) in 2013. He was bought by the Hyderabad Hotshots, who went on to win the league by beating Awadhe Warriors in the final.
Later, in 2016, the League was reformed as Premier Badminton League (India). He played for the Awadhe Warriors. They lost in the Semi-finals to the Mumbai Rockets.
In the 2017 season, he was picked by the Chennai Smashers and went on to win the league by beating Mumbai Rockets in the finals. In the 2017-18 season, he continued playing for Chennai Smashers, but failed to qualify for the playoffs.
In the 2018-19 season of Premier Badminton League (India), Tanongsak will play for the North-Eastern Warriors.
Tanongsak has a total of 234 singles career wins in 433 matches. He is currently ranked 54th in the world.