St Aidan's Community School

TeqBall in Tallaght

TeqBall in Tallaght

Here in St Aidans we are very lucky to be the first school in Tallaght and one of the few schools around the country to have this fantastic new, fully inclusive sports table. We would like to thank Ian in South Dublin County Sports Partnership for the grant to be able to purchase this table and to Philip from Teqball Ireland who came in and spent a few hours with a group of students demonstrating the game of Teqball and the other sports you can play on this table.

Teqball is a football-based sport, played on a specially-curved table (the Teq table), which is attracting a new generation of athletes and amateur enthusiasts (teqers), whose ambition is to develop their technical skills, concentration and stamina. The sport, which was created in Hungary in 2012 is a truly gender-equitable game, as the rules define that teqball shall be played between two (singles) or four players (doubles), irrespective of gender. The sport follows a points-based scoring format and can be played on various surfaces such as sand, acrylic or indoors. Teqball allows players a maximum of three touches before returning the ball to the opponent, so if you can juggle a football three times, you will excel at teqball as well. Teqball is the purest use of a football, with the rule of no physical contact allowed between the players, or between the players and the table, helping eliminate the risk of impact injuries.

This is a sport which is hoping to be in the Olympics in the next few years so watch this space!

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Dublin 24,

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