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
  • 105 established National Federations 
  • Over 1500 clubs all around the world 
  • More than 500 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

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Lebanon

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India

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Ivory Coast

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Hungary

Budaors Challenger Cup

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Sierra Leone

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Eswatini

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Djibouti

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Hungary

Budapest Challenger Cup

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Eswatini

Eswatini Challenger Series - Round 2

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United States

Glendale Teqball Challenger Cup

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Romania

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United States

Glendale All-Female Teqball Challenger Cup

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Lebanon

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Bulgaria

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Poland

Zabki Challenger Cup

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United States

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Guinea-Bissau

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Guinea-Bissau

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Malaysia

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Brazil

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Lebanon

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Portugal

TAFISA Games

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United States

Chicago Teqball Challenger Cup

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Lebanon

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Bulgaria

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Japan

Olympic Games - Teqball Demonstration event

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Lebanon

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Romania

Mamaia Beach Challenger Cup

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Vietnam

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Thailand

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News

News // teqball

Banyik secures gold in star-studded Challenger Cup

The return of Challenger Cup action in Europe (10-11 April) saw Csaba Banyik take home singles gold in Rácalmás, Hungary.

13/04

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Teqball Roadshow highlights growing passion for the sport in Africa

FITEQ delegation led by General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr concluded its Teqball Roadshow visit to South Africa on Friday (9 April).

12/04

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FITEQ re-emphasises commitment to clean sport on Play True Day

FITEQ has re-emphasised its commitment to promoting clean sport by joining the sporting world in the celebration of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Play True Day.

09/04

News // teqball

FITEQ launches French language website

FITEQ is delighted to announce that all of its web content is now available in French, following the professional translation of the FITEQ website.

09/04

News // teqball

Gyorgydeak stars in return to Challenger Cup action

Romania’s World Number 3 Apor Gyorgydeak looked at ease as he returned to Challenger Cup action with singles and doubles victories in Tarrafal, Cape Verde.

06/04

News // teqball

Teqball Roadshow in full swing as team heads from Madagascar to South Africa

The Teqball Roadshow is in full swing, with the team, led by General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr, arriving in South Africa yesterday (31 March).

01/04

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FITEQ publishes Sustainable Development Handbook to inspire teqball family to contribute to a better future

FITEQ has published a Sustainable Development Handbook to support all teqball stakeholders in their efforts to be more environmentally and socially conscious.

29/03

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WADA publishes ‘live’ webinar schedule for April

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes the Agency’s ‘live’ webinar schedule for April.

29/03

News // teqball

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.

26/03

News // teqball

Pakistan National Federation looking to build on success of country’s first Teqball Championships

The Pakistan National Teqball Federation hosted its first national championships on 27 February, signalling the growing appetite for teqball in the sport-loving country.

24/03

News // teqball

FITEQ officially launches para teqball

The International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) is delighted to announce the official launch of para teqball.

22/03

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USNTF and US Soccer Foundation partner to increase access to sports opportunities in America

The US National Teqball Federation (USNTF) and the US Soccer Foundation have announced a new, two-year partnership.

19/03

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Kyrgyzstan hosts inaugural Challenger Cup whilst National Challenger Series gathers momentum in Africa

Kyrgyzstan hosted its first-ever Challenger Cup last weekend (13 March), with 16 doubles teams competing in a historic event in Bishkek.

17/03

News // teqball

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade visits National Teqball Federation of Japan

Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjartó visited Japan last week, where he met with representatives of the National Teqball Federation of Japan.

15/03

News // teqball

FITEQ signs MoU with Uzbekistan Ministry of Education

FITEQ is delighted to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Uzbekistan Ministry of Education.

12/03