India set to host Asia’s first National Challenger Series
Asia’s first National Challenger Series events commenced today (26 March), as athletes took to the court in India. Over the next four days (26-29 March), India will host back-to-back singles, doubles and mixed doubles competitions, with the country’s rising stars looking to boost their chances of a place at the 2021 Teqball World Championships.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, teqball has made significant progress in Asia thanks to FITEQ’s National Federation Development Programme. This includes financial and infrastructural support, the delivery of educational workshops, including coaching and referee courses, and the promotion of the sport via FITEQ’s 4+ million online following.
The National Challenger Series continues in Africa from 27-28 March, with Madagascar, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast all hosting Round 2 events. The FITEQ team, led by General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr, is currently in Madagascar as part of the Teqball Roadshow, where they watched the competitive action of Round 1 live. After a highly productive week of meetings, the roadshow visit ends this weekend with the National Challenger Series Round 2.
In a busy weekend of teqball action, the National Challenger Series also returns to Europe for Bulgaria’s Round 1. In addition to serving as a pathway for athletes all around the world to gain qualification points for the 2021 Teqball World Championships, the National Challenger Series is also enabling athletes to earn World Ranking points and win prize money.
Meanwhile, the US continues to host Challenger Cup events with Chicago’s first-ever teqball events, including an all-female Challenger Cup, taking place over the weekend (27-28 March). As the world slowly emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, FITEQ is delighted to see Challenger Cups set to return to Europe in the coming weeks, with confirmed events in leading teqball countries Hungary and Poland. Cape Verde is also preparing to host a Challenger Cup, with all three competitions expected to be very high quality after the confirmed participation of highly ranked players from France, Romania, and Hungary.
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