What is Teqball?
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, grass, 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.

How did Teqball get to Wellington?

In 2022, one of our member clubs Wellington United AFC held an event to celebrate its Hungarian football roots. Soon the conversation between the Hungarian Ambassador Zsolt Hetesy and Club President John Dow turned to the sport of Teqball and the rest as they say is history. In 2023, two shipments of Teq Tables arrived into New Zealand, with a number of them earmarked for Wellington! We are very thankful to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) of Hungary and the International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) who have made this happen!

Bringing Teqball to life in New Zealand!

We are partnering with the Hungarian Embassy to bring Teqball to life in New Zealand. The first stage of this plan is "Curious and Delight" in the Wellington Region.

Torchbearers | Within the Wellington Region we have identified 7x Torchbearers. Teq tables will remain at these locations on a permanent basis and have been gifted for this purpose by the Hungarian Embassy.

Guardians | Within the Wellington Region we will also have 11x Guardians (at any one time) who will be able to host a Teq Table at their Club or at their Premises for at least 3x months at a time.

Stage 1 is all about letting participants work on their "Teqers" and try Teqball for themselves!

Keen to become a Guardian of a Teq Table?

Expressions of Interest are now open for Clubs and High Schools to get in on the fun, and become a Guardian of a Teq Table for at least 3 months.

As a guardian you will actively assist in the promotion of Teqball and of course be in charge of safeguarding the Teq table whilst it is in your possession.

If this is something you would be interested in, please fill out the Expression of Interest Form through the link below!