Teqball

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Introduction

Teqball is a football-based sport, played on a specially-curved table (the Teq table), which is attracting a new generation of athletes and amateur enthusiasts (teqers), whose ambition is to develop their technical skills, concentration and stamina. The sport, which was created in Hungary in 2012 is a truly gender-equitable game, as the rules define that teqball shall be played between two (singles) or four players (doubles), irrespective of gender. The sport follows a points-based scoring format and can be played on various surfaces such as sand, acrylic or indoors. Teqball allows players a maximum of three touches before returning the ball to the opponent, so if you can juggle a football three times, you will excel at teqball as well. Teqball is the purest use of a football, with the rule of no physical contact allowed between the players, or between the players and the table, helping eliminate the risk of impact injuries.

In numbers

  • More than 5000 players in more than 100 countries
  • 122 established National Federations 
  • Over 2000 clubs all around the world 
  • More than 1800 FITEQ trained referees
  • 3 World Championships organised (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Sport recognised by 2 Continental Olympic Associations (OCA, ANOCA) 
  • GAISF Full Member Status

Main Rules of Teqball

  • Teqball can be played with balls used in football, with size five being official and recommended.
  • Teqball can be played by two players (singles game) or by four players (doubles game).
  • Teqball follows a points-based scoring format and is played over a best of three sets, with each set played until a player/team reaches 12 points.
  • The final decisive set must be won by at least a two-point margin.
  • Players must switch sides after each set and the time between two sets must not exceed one minute.
  • In the final decisive set players/teams switch sides at 6/12/18 points reached by the leading team.
  • Points are started with a service, with the player/team having two attempts to complete a successful service.
  • Once the point is in play, the ball must be returned to the opponent’s side onto the table by touching it a maximum of three times (hands and arms cannot be used).
  • In doubles, both players on the team must touch the ball before it is returned.
  • The ball cannot be touched by the same body part consecutively.
  • A player/team cannot return the ball with the same body part consecutively.
  • In the case of an edgeball, the point is to be repeated.
  • Players/teams change service after every four points.
  • While playing, neither the table nor the opponent can be touched.

 

For the detailed description of the rules, please check the following links: 

Official Rules and Regulations of Teqball

Official Rules and Regulations of Beach Teqball

News

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ITA Webinar “All Your Anti-doping Questions Answered” To Take Place On 14 December

FITEQ encourages all members of the teqball community to attend the latest instalment in the International Testing Agency (ITA) monthly webinar series.

30/11

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USA’s Carolyn Greco and Romania’s Apor Györgydeák win first World Championship titles

The World Championships, which have seen five days of competition in Nuremberg, Germany, ended on Sunday with the finals.

27/11

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First Polish-Hungarian training camp held last weekend

For the first time since FITEQ’s inception in 2017, a joint Polish and Hungarian training camp took place in Hungary

27/11

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Teqball World Championships 2022 Day 4 Summary

This Saturday saw day 4 of the Teqball World Championships take place in Nuremberg, with the mixed doubles event the sole focus of the day ahead of Sunday’s Final’s day.

27/11

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Teqball World Championships 2022 Day 3 Summary

Day 3 of the Teqball World Championships and all eyes were on the Men’s Doubles event.

26/11

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Teqball World Championships 2022 Day 2 Summary

Day 2 of The Teqball World Championships 2022 commenced on Thursday at the 4,000 capacity KIA Metropol Arena.

25/11

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Teqball will be a medal sport at the African Beach Games 2023 

FITEQ is delighted that Teqball has been included as an official medal sport at the upcoming African Beach Games 2023, which will take place in Hammamet, Tunisia, next June

24/11

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Teqball World Championships 2022 Day 1 Summary

Day 1 of The Teqball World Championships 2022 commenced on Wednesday, with the world’s best Teqers competing in the group stages.

24/11

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FITEQ ANNOUNCES TEQBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS’ OFFICIAL PARTNER

FITEQ, announced today that DafaNews, the one-stop online sports portal, has become an official partner for the Teqball World Championships 2022

21/11

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World Championships starts next week in Nuremberg

It’s almost time for the Teqball World Championships to begin in Germany, with the world’s best Teqers descending on Nuremberg to compete at the KIA Metropol Arena from 23-27…

18/11

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Asian Teqball Tour Dubai postponed until March 2023

FITEQ regrets to announce that the upcoming Asian Teqball Tour event in Dubai has been postponed until March 2023 with new dates and information to be released this week.

18/11

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FITEQ updates education site

The International Teqball Federation has updated the FITEQ online education platform through adding additional learning and training materials

15/11

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Teqball Fiesta takes place in Singapore, Serangoon Arena

A Teqball competition took place last weekend at the Serangoon Arena in Singapore

14/11

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FITEQ announces candidate nominations for Additional Executive Board Members

FITEQ has announced today the list of candidate nominations for Additional Executive Board Members.

11/11

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Teqball impresses as demonstration sport at South American Games is Paraguay

Teqball was featured as a demonstration sport at the 2022 South American Games, which took place in Asunción, Paraguay, from 1-15 October

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