Teqball: A New and Innovative Sports Craze Brings the Action to Thailand
Teqball Overview: What's the Hype All About?
Teqball is a dynamic game that innovatively combines elements of football with ping-pong to create a thrilling spectacle. Teqball is quickly gaining popularity in Asia and this year it makes its way to the tropical paradise of Koh Samui for a televised event at Maraleina Sports Resort. Teqball is currently recognized in over 100 countries and has 141 established National Federations as well as 2000 clubs all around the world.
The rapid increase in popularity of Teqball can be attributed to the unsurpassed versatility that it brings to the table. This becomes especially apparent when you consider that it’s embraced by professional and amateur football players, players of other sports, children, people of all skill levels, and even people with disabilities. The creativity and quick judgment that the sport demands to achieve success makes it exciting to watch. Moreover, we’re at an exciting time in the sport’s history where it’s still in its early stages of development, and there’s currently fierce competition to see which players are the best at it.
Origins, Concept, and Rules
Teqball’s origins reach back to Hungary in 2012 and were masterminded by three passionate football enthusiasts. Teqball is based primarily on the rules of football and involves the goal of skillfully controlling and passing a ball over a curved table using any part of the body except the hands and arms. This game was originally created with the intention of helping to sharpen a football player’s agility, reflexes, ball control, stamina, and creative capacities. Without exaggeration, Teqball is certainly on the path towards becoming an Olympic sport.
In addition to being playable by any gender, age, or skill level, Teqball is flexible in terms of the number of players that can be involved in any given game. It can either be played 1 on 1 between two players or between two full teams. Thus, it’s an incredibly versatile sport in terms of the participants that it can accommodate. A point is scored when a team manages to make the ball land on the opponent’s side without being returned within a minimum of three touches. The first player or team to reach a specified number of points (usually set at either 12 or 20) will be declared the winner.
Upcoming Teqball Tour Competition in Thailand
Teqball has an upcoming tournament spanning four days that’s going to take place from the 10th to the 13th of August in Koh Samui. This exhilarating event, organized by the International Teqball Federation (FITEQ), will be televised on Eurosport, marking a true milestone for the sport as it gains exposure on a grander stage. Additionally, the tournament is set to have a positive impact on the tourism industry in Koh Samui.
The venue hosting the event, Maraleina Sports Resort, is the perfect place because it’s surrounded by an abundance of breathtaking natural scenery and has some of the best sporting facilities in the world. In addition to deep professional know-how regarding athletics, the event will draw in a diverse group of remarkably skilled participants and spectators from all over the world who can also enjoy the tropical paradise that Koh Samui is famous for offering.
Teqball already has all the qualities and support in place to become a cherished Olympic sport in the future. Football players already see its value in helping them train their agility, reflexes, and creativity for football, in addition to enjoying the dynamic and fast-paced fun that the game brings. Also, the versatility and inclusivity of the game also make it an appropriate sport for schools and various clubs to add to their curriculum and programs. As Teqball makes its way through the early stages of its meteoric rise, there’s perhaps no more exciting time to tune in than now!