FITEQ development programmes support nationwide teqball growth in Lebanon

FITEQ development programmes support nationwide teqball growth in Lebanon

New teqball players and fans are emerging every day across Lebanon, with FITEQ’s National Federation and Club Development programmes helping the Lebanon Teqball Federation provide opportunities for aspiring teqers to become a part of the world’s fastest growing sport.

Led by President Fouad Chaikha and General Secretary Wissam Trkmani, the National Federation has made significant progress following its establishment in October 2019. Since then, the Beirut-based National Federation has officially registered 27 clubs across the country.

The leading athletes from these clubs travelled to Nakhleh Al Koura in the north of Lebanon on 30 December 2020 for the country’s first official tournament. The event featured doubles (men’s and women’s) and mixed doubles competitions, with 20 teams participating. The matches were officiated by eight referees, who had all completed FITEQ’s online refereeing course ahead of the tournament.

The National Federation is benefitting from FITEQ’s development programmes that aim to stimulate long-term growth in participation at a grassroots level, whilst also helping unearth the stars of the future. The programmes provide initial financial and infrastructural support (notably Teq tables), the provision of education, coach and referee courses, and assistance with competition delivery.

FITEQ is committed to guiding all National Federations throughout their teqball journey and the progress of teqball in Lebanon is evidence of the impact its development programmes are having on the global growth of the sport.

22 Jan 2021