Everything You Need To Know About Teqball


Teqball is said to be one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Invented in Austria in 2012, the sport is looking for a spot at the Olympics in 2028. Teqball is a football-based sport played on a table that at first glance will likely remind you of a ping pong table, only more curved to help the ball bounce towards your foot.

With stars like Lionel Messi, Ronaldinho and Neymar all partaking in the sport, you might find yourself wanting to practice like the pros. How do you play Teqball? What do you need? And can you actually just use a ping pong table? Read more to find out!

What are the rules of Teqball?

Here’s a breakdown of the rules of Teqball:
  • The game can be played with 2 players (1v1) or 4 players (2v2)
  • One match consists of the best of three sets, with the first two sets containing 12 points and the third set containing at least 20 points with a clear 2-point lead.
  • Each team or player has two attempts to serve the ball correctly
  • To serve, be behind the service line, using any part of your body except your arms or hands, and launch the ball across to the other side of the table
  • Service changes after every 4 points
  • Hitting the net will not count as a successful serve
  • Each player or team is allowed a maximum of 3 touches to return the ball
  • You don’t have to use all three touches, but using more than 3 will result in your opponent gaining a point
  • Each touch must be with a different part of the body
  • In doubles the teams must pass the ball to each other at least once per shot (while still keeping within the 3-touch maximum)
  • The table or the other players cannot be touched while in play.

What equipment Do I need For Teqball?

You will need a teqball table, a teqball ball and players! We stock 4 types of Teqball tables, the Teq X, The Teq Lite, The Teq One and The Teq Smart. Each comes with a free teqball included!

If you require an extra ball, a size 5 football would also do!

Can You Play Teqball on a ping pong table?

Table tennis tables are flat in nature and may result in a different type of bounce and trajectory than if played on a Teqball table. With Teqball tables being curved, depending on your shot, it can make it harder for opponents to return the ball. If you’re looking for the purest form of Teqball and the best gameplay experience, a teqball table would be the equipment to use.

Not only is Teqball a brand new sport for all fanatics to get involved in, it’s also played by the pros and can definitely help improve your skills of handling the ball, passing and coordination. There’s still time to become a pro before the 2028 Olympics, pick up a table and free ball at Greaves.

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