New Sport, Teqball, Introduced In Zimbabwe

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Wed, 12 May 2021 16:06:31 GMT
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New Sport, Teqball, Introduced In Zimbabwe

A new sport, Teqball,  a ball sport that played on a curved table, combining elements of football and table tennis was last year introduced in Zimbabwe.

Teqball became the 64th code registered with the Sports and Recreation Commission.

The sport is internationally governed by the Fédération Internationale de Teqball (FITEQ) while the Teqball Association of Zimbabwe (TAZ) runs the sport in the country with a six-member board led by president Xolisani Gwesela.

Lawrence Kamukapa is the secretary-general and Edgar Munanairi, Ellen Nkomazana, Edison Maphosa as well as Siphiwe Nyamande are executive committee members.

Gwesela said they had hit the ground running by distributing equipment received from FITEQ, starting with Harare teams and they’ll soon roll out the programme to Bulawayo and the rest of the country. Said Gwesela:

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_We recenty got authorisation from the SRC to resume teqball activities. We have so far disttibuted equipment in Harare at the University of Zimbabwe, Oriel Boys High School and Mainway Meadows Teqball Club. We will soon be distributimg equipment in Bulawayo and all other provinces in the country._

Three teams, Bantu Leopards Teqball Club, Royal Bulawayo Teqball Club and Lupane Stars Teqball Club, have been established in Bulawayo and indications are that more will be formed.

Gwesela said they will also cover rural and farming areas and also urged women to take part in the sport.

Football legend Ronaldinho officially presented Teqball in 2016 and remains the sport’s global ambassador.

Some of the game’s rules:

  • Players expected to hit the football with any part of the body except arms and hands.
  • Can be played between two players as a singles game, or between four players as a doubles game.
  • Forbidden to touch the ball with the same body part twice consecutively.
  • Allowed to return the ball with a maximum of three touches by any permitted body part.
  • The table and the opponent can’t be touched.

More: Pindula News; Chronicle



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