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What is Teqball?

Teqball is a football-based sport played on a specially curved table (the Teq Table) and is one of the newest emerging sports growing rapidly through each continent.

The game of Teqball was founded in Budapest, Hungary in 2014 with National Federations across the world including the United States. Teqball has held three world cup tournaments and has its eyes set on becoming an Olympic Sport by 2028.

The sport is attracting elite athletes and amateur enthusiasts whose ambition is to develop their technical skills, concentration and stamina. Teqball games are played between two opponents(singles) or two teams of two (doubles) and brings a unique opportunity for competitors to compete with whomever they’d like, irrespective of gender.

Games are played with a points-based scoring format where points can be scored with any part of your body except your arms or hands. Teqball can be played on various surfaces including sand, turf or indoor courts. The sport is non-contact between players or between the players and the table, helping eliminate the risk of impact injuries.

Players are given a maximum of three touches before returning the ball to the opponent and control of the ball, using technique and finesse is far superior than strength in this sport, which levels the playing field between men and women.

What are the 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).
  • A teqball match consists of best-of-three sets.
  • Each set is played until a player/team reaches 12 points.
  • Every player/team has two attempts to complete a successful service.
  • The players/teams change service after each four points.
  • It is forbidden to touch the ball with the same body part twice consecutively.
  • It is forbidden to return the ball with the same body part twice consecutively.
  • Every player/team is allowed to return the ball with a maximum of 3 touches by any body part, except for the hands and arms.
  • In doubles, a team has a maximum of 3 touches, however, the teammates must pass the ball at least once to each other.
  • While playing, neither the table nor the opponent can be touched.
  • In case of an edgeball, the rally shall be repeated.

 

What are the benefits of playing Teqball?

Ball Control

A player’s ability to collect and gain control of a ball is known as ball control. Ball control usually consists of a player using parts of the body (such as legs, chest and head) to fully maximise their chances of gaining control over the ball. Ball control also refers to a player’s ability to maintain possession of the ball during a game.

Teqball helps improve techniques for ball control by giving a short break between each ball bounce. This quick movement means players have less time to react and think about their approach. Increasing their reaction time means in a game they will be able to pick the best technique to use whilst the ball is still in the air.

Body Control

Body control refers to a player’s ability to move their body to optimise coordination and balance. Remaining in the correct form whilst doing various techniques you can assess how well a player’s body control is. Good indications of body control could be long strides, low center of gravity or correct running form.

Teqball helps improve body control by assessing a player’s balance during an intense game. Creating a fast-paced game will help a player understand how to keep their balance and coordination.

Spatial Awareness

Similar to body control, special awareness helps a player understand the positions the body should be in, in order to maximise their chances of staying in control of the ball. Spatial awareness helps a player focus on what’s around and how it may affect their moves.

During Teqball, player’s must be aware of where their teammate is positioned around the table in order to know when to go for the ball or leave it to the other player. This constant focus on where teammates and opponents are positioned will help spatial awareness in a real game.

A focus on spatial awareness in both Teqball and real football games means less injuries occurring. This is because players are more aware of what’s around them.

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