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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Teqball demonstration event showcases young teqers at ISF Gymnasiade

A teqball demonstration led by FITEQ is providing young teqers with the opportunity to enjoy the world’s fastest growing sport at the International School Sports Federation…

19/05

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Kyrgyzstan Teqball Federation expects further growth in participation after successful national competition

Asia was on display again this month, this time in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where a major national competition took place

17/05

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FITEQ delegation meets with National Paralympic Committee of Chile

FITEQ’s latest efforts to grow para teqball around the world involved a productive meeting with the National Paralympic Committee of Chile

12/05

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Ramadan Night Teqball Championship brings communities together through sport

The Pakistan Teqball Federation organised the Ramdan Night Teqball Championship 2022

11/05

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FITEQ attends key meetings in Oceania as teqball continues to grow in the region

FITEQ attended a series of key meetings of the Oceanian Olympic family in Fiji

10/05

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Yemen Teqball Federation hosts first official club competition

Yemen has held its first official teqball club competition in the capital city of Sana’a

09/05

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Mitro and Marojevic extend lead at top of FITEQ World Ranking

Serbia’s men’s doubles team Nikola Mitro and Bogdan Marojevic have extended their lead at the top of the FITEQ men’s doubles World Ranking

05/05

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World champions put on near faultless display at European Teqball Tour

The reigning men’s doubles and mixed doubles world champions Bogdan Marojevic and Nikola Mitro and Csaba Banyik and Zsanett Janicsek were in fine form last weekend

03/05

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FITEQ plans for major growth in Venezuela during meetings with key sports leaders

FITEQ sport instructors Zoltán Gondos and Marton Keresztury travelled to Venezuela to add further impetus to teqball’s journey in the South American country

30/04

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Beninese Teqball Federation targets nationwide engagement

The Beninese Teqball Federation is firmly focused on creating opportunities for aspiring teqers across the country

29/04

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European Teqball Tour returns as stars head to Romania

The draw for the second European Teqball Tour event this year took place today

28/04

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United Through Sports champion Dogaru helping promote para teqball in Romania

Rising para teqball star Stefan Dogaru is helping inspire the next generation of parasport athletes in Romania

27/04

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Teqball added to All-Africa Games

FITEQ is pleased to announce that teqball has been added to the All-Africa Games 2023 as a demonstration sport

25/04

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Teqball journey begins in Bhutan as first club formed

The first teqball club in Bhutan has been established

25/04

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Teqball’s US growth set to accelerate following inclusion in LA28 Youth Sport Partnership

FITEQ is delighted to feature in the LA28 Organising Committee’s Youth Sport Partnership Agreement with the City of Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Park Commissioners for the…

22/04