Number of WCh so far: 7
Best achievement so far: 12th – 1975
Qualified as: Winner of African Championships 2014
Coach: Mohamed Ali Sghir
In 1975 Tunisia alongside the USA participated as the second and third non-European country at the World Championships in women's handball and the Africans ended up 12th and last after 5 matches, 0 points and an overall goal difference of minus 94.
Since then the standard of Tunisian women's handball has improved immensely and at the World Championships in 2009 the Tunisians forced Sweden into extra time in the final of the President's Cup. A match Tunisia eventually lost by 33-31 leaving them in 14th place at the World Championship.
In 2013, Tunisia won the President's Cup after 28-23 versus China in the final, but as the tournament model had been changed this resulted in a 17th place overall.
For the last decade the team's star player has been Mouna Chebbah, who after a long period in Danish handball now plays a prominent role for HBC Nimes in the French league. Tunisia was African champion in 2014 after the final victory over DR Congo. In a highly dramatic semifinal they defeated Angola 31-30 after extra time. An opponent that had won the previous eight African championships.