Teqball is a ball sport that resembles table tennis, but is played on a curved table with a ball similar to a football, and the players can hit the ball with any part of the body except the hands. Teqball can be played between two players as a singles game, or between three or four players as a doubles game. The game is represented at an international level by the Fédération Internationale de Teqball (FITEQ). A number of world-class footballers have been attracted by the game, and after being included at the African Beach Games, the sport is now aiming for Olympic inclusion.
Teqball tables alongside table tennis tables in Maklár, Hungary
|Highest governing body||FITEQ|
|Equipment||Soccer ball, teqball table|
Teqball World CupEdit
The Teqball World Cup is an annual competition organised by FITEQ.
The World Cup has both Singles and Doubles competitions with men and women participating together. The first Teqball World Cup was held in Budapest, Hungary in 2017 with more than 20 participating nations. The 2018 version of the event was held on October 12-13 in Reims, France with a total of 90 players participating.
The 2019 Teqball World Championships will be played from 6 to 8 December in Budapest.
African Beach GamesEdit
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