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

  • Estimated 2000 players in more than 100 countries
  • 80 established National Federations 
  • Over 1000 clubs all around the world 
  • 250 FITEQ trained referees
  • 3 World Championships organised (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Sport recognised by 2 Continental Olympic Associations (OCA, ANOCA) 
  • GAISF Observer 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

Upcoming Events

Poland

Polish Challenger Series - Round 2

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Portugal

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Polish Challenger Series - Round 3 | Polish Championships

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Romania

Romanian Challenger Series Round 2

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United States

Las Vegas Challenger Cup 2020

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Hungary

Hungarian Challenger Series - Round 3

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Portugal

Portugal Challenger Series - Round 4

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United States

All Female Challenger Cup, Los Angeles

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Slovakia

Bratislava Challenger Cup 2020

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France

La Roche sur Yon Challenger Cup 2020

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TBC

Teqball Masters 2020

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TBC

Teqball World Championships 2020

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Sanya, CHN

Asian Beach Games 2020

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News

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Inside Teqball: Eswatini Teqball Federation

Mfanafuthi Taribo Bhembe is the beating heart of the teqball movement in Eswatini. The former international footballer has welcomed teqball into his life.

28/10

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Duszak dominates to win double gold in 1st Polish National Challenger Series

Polish teqball star Adrian Duszak showed why he is the World Number One during an action-packed National Challenger Series in Warsaw this weekend (24-25 October).

26/10

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First African National Challenger Series scheduled this weekend

Guinea-Bissau is set to host Africa’s first National Challenger Series this weekend (24-25 October), showcasing the growing momentum of FITEQ.

23/10

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Interview: Romanian Teqball Federation

Vlad Podar is a key driving force behind the development of teqball in Romania. Podar is optimistic that teqball has a bright future in Romania.

22/10

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Houston Challenger Cup crowd highlights growth of teqball in the US

The growing passion for teqball in the US was once again on display at the 4th US Teqball Challenger Cup in Houston, Texas, at O'Athletik Center on 18 October.

20/10

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Launch of Teqball Campus programme set to further increase youth participation in China

The development of teqball in China has reached another important milestone with the launch of the “Teqball Campus” grassroots engagement programme.

19/10

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Teqball on the rise in Mongolia with Asian Beach Games in sight

A teqball demonstration in Mongolia involving 11 clubs has kick-started the sport’s development ahead of the Sanya Asian Beach Games next year.

16/10

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FITEQ launches webinar series on Integrity and Anti-Doping

The International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) is proud to inform its community that it will be holding a series of webinars to introduce the FITEQ Integrity Framework.

14/10

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Portugal hosts successful first National Challenger Series whilst Marojevic and Mitro dominate again in Serbia

Three highly entertaining National Challenger Series were held on 10-11 October, with athletes returning for round two of the respective series in Hungary and Serbia.

13/10

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FITEQ General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr holds series of monthly continental meetings

On behalf of FITEQ, General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr was delighted to engage with National Federations from all five continents through a series of online meetings.

12/10

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National Challenger Series in full swing with three countries set to host weekend events

Hungary and Serbia are set to host their second editions of the series this weekend (10-11 October), whilst Portugal prepares to host its first round of competition.

09/10

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World Champions Blazsovics and Banyik complete FITEQ online coaching course

Adam Blazsovics and his doubles partner for the 2019 doubles World Championships triumph, Csaba Banyik, have successfully completed FITEQ online coaching course.

08/10

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FITEQ adopts new Anti-Doping Rules for 2021

On 8 September 2020, the Executive Board of FITEQ has adopted the new Anti-Doping Rules in the compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code of 2021.

06/10

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Gyorgydeak and Marojevic shine in National Challenger Series

Romania’s Apor Gyorgydeak and Serbia’s Bogdan Marojevic were the stars of two highly entertaining National Challenger Series events on 3-4 October.

05/10

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Romania and Serbia set to host National Challenger Series

This weekend (3-4 October) will see the next two editions of FITEQ’s National Challenger Series, with the best athletes in Romania and Serbia.

02/10