Teqball

Teqball is a new football-based sport, which is perfectly suitable for professional footballers as well as amateur enthusiasts whose ambition is to develop their technical skills, concentration and stamina. However, it is not only your skills you can improve on this specially-curved board. All you need is an opponent at the other end of the Teqball table and the game can begin! If you can juggle a ball three times, you can excel at teqball as well.

Teqball is not about luck; the best players always win.

“Teqball is not football’s rival but rather its complement. Teqball enhances players’ confidence, perfects their passing techniques and develops decision making skills, not to mention the so-called ‘first touch’ moves that are more than essential in modern-day football.” DUTCH FOOTBALL LEGEND Ronald Koeman

The soul of Teqball is the table; a new and revolutionary piece of sports equipment which took over two years’ testing and research to eventually develop its final innovative and sophisticated shape. The net is solid plexi and thus the ball bounces back from it, so the concept of uninterrupted games is no longer a dream. The structure of Teqball table, aligned with the rules, does not allow luck or chance to interfere with the game: players can only rely on their skills and abilities.

Since there is no physical contact between the players, and therefore injuries resulting from impacts or rough tackling can never take place in the game or during practice. Moreover, the players cannot touch the table either, according to the official rules, which further reduces the risk of injury.

Teqballs developers believe that sometimes less is more. Using the simplest idea of a curved table, they have created a sport which can be played anytime & anywhere, indoor & outdoor, regardless of age and gender.

The International Federation of Teqball - FITEQ - based in Switzerland, has been established to unite the international teqball community, a sport incorporating a highly engineered Teqball table over which a football is played. The FITEQ’s objective is to promote the development of teqball globally, assisting in establishing national federations, and to unify the rules of teqball. The federation will organise, promote and sanction international teqball events and competitions including Teqball World Championships as well as establishing and maintain world ranking statistics.

Teqball can be played with any soccer balls used in football; however, size 5 is the official and recommended size. Teqball can certainly be played by rules created by the players, but the official rules of the game are very simple:

  • A teqball match consists of a best-of-three sets game.
  • Each set is won when a score of 20 points has been achieved by one player, a change of serving being mandatory after each fourth point.
  • Every player has two attempts to complete a successful service. In serving, the ball must always bounce behind the service line (it is also a successful service if the line is touched).
  • It is forbidden to touch the ball twice consecutively with the same body part.
  • The players may return the ball using any body part except their hands, by touching it a maximum of three times.
  • In doubles, the team members must pass the ball at least once to each other before returning it to the opponent’s side of the table by touching it a maximum of three times.
  • If the ball bounces on the edge of the table and changes direction, it is considered an ‘edge ball.’ In this case, the rally shall be repeated (this only applies if no-one touches the ball before it bounces on the ground).
  • While playing, neither the equipment nor the opponent shall be touched. For more detailed rules visit: www.teqball.com.

    These rules make this sport tremendously spectacular and suitable for even professional football teams for training purposes. Teqball can be played by 2 players (singles game), by 3 players (Canadian doubles), by 4 players (doubles game) or even by several more players similar to the ‘Round-the-table’ game in Ping Pong. On our Teqball Smart tables individual games and training sessions can be conducted.