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
  • 75 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

United States

San Diego Challenger Cup 2020

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Serbia

Serbian Challenger Series - Round 1

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Romania

Romanian Challenger Series - Round 1

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Hungary

Hungarian Challenger Series - Round 2

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Portugal

Portugal Challenger Series - Round 1

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Poland

Warsaw Challenger Cup 2020

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Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau Challenger Series - Round 1

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France

La Roche sur Yon Challenger Cup 2020

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New Caledonia

New Caledonia Challenger Cup 2020

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France

Paris Grand Prix 2020

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Slovakia

Bratislava 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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Young teqers invited to enter UTS Virtual Youth Games Festival

On behalf of FITEQ, General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr is inviting young teqers under the age of 18 to take part in the United Through Sport (UTS) Virtual Youth

25/09

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Teqball launches in Beijing at Olympic City Sports Culture Festival

 A teqball exhibition during the Beijing Olympic City Sports Culture Festival marked the official launch of the sport in the Chinese capital on 22 September.

24/09

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Follow General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr on Twitter for official FITEQ news

FITEQ General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr has launched an official Twitter account - @MariusVizerJr - which will publish exclusive news and updates from

23/09

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FITEQ General Assembly 2020 set for 12 December

The FITEQ General Assembly 2020 will take place in Budapest, Hungary on 12 December.

21/09

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FITEQ holds productive meeting with SportAccord following Gold Partnership agreement

FITEQ Chairman Viktor Huszár and General Secretary Marius Vizer Jr had a successful meeting with SportAccord Managing Director Nis Hatt in Lausanne, Switzerland

18/09

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FITEQ introduces World Championships qualification and quota system

FITEQ has published regulations relating to the process for qualifying for the pinnacle of the sport – the Teqball World Championships.

16/09

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FITEQ launches online education platform

FITEQ has launched an exciting new online education platform to support the development of athletes, coaches and

14/09

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FITEQ becomes signatory to UN Sports for Climate Action Framework

FITEQ has joined the UNFCCC’s Sports for Climate Action initiative as a signatory to the Sports for Climate Action

11/09

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FITEQ confirms participation in UTS Virtual Youth Festival

FITEQ is delighted to confirm its participation in the 2020 United Through Sports International Virtual Youth Festival, an event that will bring over 60

09/09

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FITEQ celebrates World Fair Play Day

FITEQ is joining the International Fair Play Committee (CIFP) in celebrating the first-ever World Fair Play Day.

07/09

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FITEQ approved as official Signatory by WADA

FITEQ has been approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as an official Signatory to the World Anti-Doping

04/09

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FITEQ updates World Rankings following competition return

FITEQ has issued an update to its World Rankings, following the return of FITEQ sanctioned teqball competitions with the Eger Beach Challenger Cup (14-15

02/09

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Blázsovics secures triple gold in successful first National Challenger Series

World Champion Ádám Blázsovics was the star of the show during the world’s first National Challenger Series event held on 29-30 August in

01/09

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FITEQ National Challenger Series set to commence

The first National Challenger Series event is set to take place this weekend (29-30 August) following FITEQ’s announcement of the exciting new competition…

30/08

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Inside Teqball: TeqTalks

INSIDE TEQBALL - STORIES FROM THE TEQBALL WORLD -  TeqTalks is an innovative new platform started by Brett Lorenzini and Dan Smith from the LA Teqers, where they…

29/08