|Association||Tonga Netball Association|
|Confederation||Oceania Netball Federation|
|INF ranking||19 |
The Tonga national netball team represents Tonga in international netball. Although netball has been played in Tonga, they joined the International Netball Federation in 2011.Tonga won bronze at the South Pacific Games in 1983, 1991 and 1995. On 21 July 2019, Tonga Re-entered at nineteenth in the INF World Rankings.
Tongan netball team to the 2015 Pacific Games:
|1983||VII Games||Netball||Apia, Samoa|
|1991||IX Games||Netball||Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea|
|1995||X Games||Netball||Papeete, Tahiti|
|2003||XII Games||Netball||Suva, Fiji||5th|
|2015||XV Games||Netball||Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea||5th|
|Pacific Mini Games|
|1985||II Games||Netball||Rarotonga, Cook Islands|
|1993||IV Games||Netball||Port Vila, Vanuatu||4th|
|2009||VIII Games||Netball||Rarotonga, Cook Islands||5th|
|2017||X Games||Netball||Port Vila, Vanuatu|
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