Para teqball

Main rules

  • A para teqball match is one set and is played until 12 points
  • According to tournament regulations, a match shall be won by best of 3 sets with two points difference in the decisive set
  • Every player/team has two attempts to complete a successful service
  • Players/teams change service after every four points
  • Every player/team is allowed to return the ball with a maximum of three touches by any body part, except for the hands and arms
  • In case of an edgeball, the rally shall be repeated
  • While playing, neither the table nor the opponent can be touched
  • In doubles, both players of the team must touch the ball before it is returned
  • If there are three or more bounces on the table, the rally has to be repeated

There are currently two versions of para teqball:

  • Para Teqball Sport Class 1 (PTBSC 1)
  • Para Teqball Sport Class 2 (PTBSC 2)

Para Teqball classifications and para athlete eligiblity are outlined in detail in the Official Rules and Regulations of Para Teqball.

Para Teqball Sport Class 1 (PTBSC 1)

  • Players can use supporting equipment, notably crutches, during the match
  • Players can use supporting equipment as part of their serve, but otherwise the ball cannot intentionally touch the equipment during a rally
  • During the serve, the last touch of the ball has to be with a body part
  • Every touch with a body part and unintentional touches with supporting equipment is considered one of a maximum three touches
  • The ball can be touched by the same body part consecutively
  • A player can return the ball with the same body part consecutive
  • The ball is allowed to bounce on the ground once after the player has received the ball. There must be at least one touch before the ball touches the ground

Para Teqball Sport Class 2 (PTBSC 2)

  • PTBSC 2 is played by para athletes using a prosthesis for one or both legs
  • The ball can be touched by the same body part twice consecutively, but players cannot touch the ball three times in a row with the same body part
  • A player cannot return the ball with the same body part consecutivel
  • A touch with a prosthesis is considered one of a maximum three touches and the prosthesis can be used to return the ball

Inclusive Game

The inclusive doubles match is played by four players in pairs. Each pair must consist of one PTBSC 1/ PTBSC 2 para teqball player and one teqball player.

Rules of the PTBSC 1 inclusive game include:

  • During the service, when the para teqball player is the receiver, the server must ensure the ball starts with an upwards movement
  • Four touches are allowed when the para teqball player is the receiver
  • A double touch is allowed for the para teqball player
  • The ball can bounce on the ground once, so long as the next touch is by the para teqball player
  • Repeated returns are allowed

Rules of the PTBSC 2 inclusive game include:

  • It is allowed for the para teqball player to touch the ball with the same body part
  • Repeated returns are allowed

THE OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS OF PARA TEQBALL