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Ronaldinho to popularize Hungarian ballgame Teqball in Sanya

Updated: 2019-11-26 15:16:50

Teqball, a sport that combines table tennis and football, is set to make its debut in Sanya after being added to the programme for the 6th Asian Beach Games 2020.

 

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This year, the Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho will visit Sanya on November 29th, to serve as the sportsman-promoter of the new Hungarian sport.

 

A press conference featuring Ronaldinho talking about popularizing teqball will be held at The Sanya EDITION at 1:30 p.m. on November 29th, 2019. After that, a Ronaldinho Teqball showcase and final will be held at Dadonghai Beach from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the day.

 

For fans interested in seeing the Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho and learning about the new sport, please leave your message on this WeChat news to sign up for a ticket. Tickets are provided on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

About the sport of teqball

 

Teqball was invented in 2014 in Hungary by two football enthusiasts, Gábor Borsányi, a former professional player and Viktor Huszár, a computer scientist.

 

Teqball became the world’s fastest recognised sport in August 2018 when FITEQ was officially recognised by the Olympic Committee of Asia and in 2019 it was officially recognised by the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA).

 

The sport of teqball, which is promoted with the slogan “The World is Curved,” is played on a table tennis-sized table that curves downwards at both ends. The players can use their football skills to keep the ball in play, controlling it with the head, chest, legs, or feet before returning the ball table tennis-like over the net.

 

Invented in Hungary, teqball has proved popular with football stars such as Ronaldinho, Messi, and Maradona, who play the game to refine their touch, ball control, and skills in a fun and friendly but competitive environment.