Para Teqball rules updated following global consultation

The Official Rules and Regulations of Para Teqball have been updated following a global consultation with athletes, coaches, and National Federations. The changes to existing rules and addition of new rules is based on months of feedback and analysis as FITEQ looks to ensure its parasport is inclusive, enjoyable, and safe for all players.

FITEQ Sport Director Matthew Curtain noted, “FITEQ has been developing para teqball for several years, but it was only officially launched at the start of 2021. Following the publication of official rules and regulations for para teqball for the first time, as well as our classification regulations, we wanted to analyse their effectiveness at a competition level. The experience last year of hosting FITEQ sanctioned para teqball tournaments, and gaining feedback from National Federations that hosted their own events, we were able to refine and optimise the rules and regulations. The year ahead will continue to see rapid growth of para teqball and the modified rules give the strongest possible foundation for this.”

The key changes to the rules are outlined below:

Para Teqball Sport Class 1 (PTBSC 1) Singles – Key Changes:

  • Players have the option to bounce the ball on the ground before performing the service

Para Teqball Sport Class 1 (PTBSC 1) Inclusive Doubles – Key Changes:

  • Players can ask their teammates for support with the service. For example, the non-serving doubles player can drop the ball from the height of their teammate’s head, and after the ball bounces back from the ground, the serving player can perform the service
  • It is forbidden to return the ball consecutively to the opponent's half with the same body part (no repeated return)
  • When a para teqball player is receiving the service from the teqball player, the trajectory of the ball after the service must be upwards *

Para Teqball Sport Class 2 (PTBSC 2) Inclusive Doubles – Key Changes:

  • It is forbidden to return the ball consecutively to the opponent's half with the same body part (no repeated return)
  • When a para teqball player is receiving the service from the teqball player, the trajectory of the ball after the service must be upwards *

* Indicates a new rule, whilst the others are modifications to existing rules.

You can find the Para Teqball Rules - HERE

23 Feb 2022