The Thai team had a golden year in 2009, coinciding nicely with the 50th anniversary of volleyball in the country.
A miracle happened in Hanoi when the Thais were crowned continental champions for the first time at the 15th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship.
Thailand first showed signs of their potential in 2007 when they beat Korea, Kazakhstan and Chinese Taipei at the 14th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship to place third behind China and winners Japan.
In their first appearance at a World Cup, they finished 10th with a creditable two wins at the 2007 tournament in Japan.
Thailand finished third at the 2001 Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship, beating Japan on the way, before debuting at the FIVB World Grand Prix in 2002. Since then, they have appeared every year except 2007.
Another highlight for the team was their 13th-place finish at the 2010 Women's World Championship in Japan.
The Thailand women's team was founded in 1979 under an FIVB development plan called "The 2001 National Team Project."