The Rules of Teqball – EXPLAINED!

The Rules of Teqball – EXPLAINED!

Ninh explains, the Rules of Teqball
The object of the game is to score more points than your opponent. Teqball is a relatively
new sport that’s sometimes used as a training aid for professional soccer players, and has
become a professional sport in its own right. The game is played on a curved table similar
to that of a table tennis table, and measures 3m long and 1.7m wide. There is a net made
of perspex that is 14cm high and the service lines are 2m away from the ends of the table.
The ball is a standard size 5 soccer ball. To serve the ball, you must be behind the
2m service line and within the edges of the table. To put the ball in play, you can use
any part of your body except your arms and hands, and you must strike the ball above
the playing surface. Hitting the net during a serve is not allowed.
The idea is to hit the ball onto your opponent’s side of the table, and your opponent must
play the ball back to your side of the table within one bounce of the ball. Failure to
do this results in a point being awarded to your opponent.
Just like in volleyball, you are allowed a maximum of three touches to play the ball
back to your opponent. You don’t have to use all three touches, but if you touch the
ball more than three times, your opponent is awarded a point.
This results in players trying to make the ball difficult to return, so that their opponent
cannot play it back successfully. This is known as a rally.
So it’s basically a combination of volleyball, table tennis and soccer then?
Basically, yeah. But here’s where it gets difficult. You are not allowed to use the
same body part to touch the ball twice in a row. And you cannot return the ball to your
opponent using the same body part twice in a row either. Doing this results in your opponent
being awarded a point. Therefore, players have to be equally skilled with all their
limbs. Once a point is won, the process repeats itself
and service alternates between the players or teams after every four points.
Once you reach 20 points you win a set. And Teqball is played to the best of three sets.
The player or team that wins two sets the fastest wins.
If the game is played to a third and final set, the winner has to win by at least 20
and two clear points to win the game. That’s basically Teqball in a nutshell,
but there’s a few other things you’ll need to know before playing or watching a
game. For example: Other ways to lose a point
You cannot touch the table, or your opponent. You cannot cross the halfway line of the table
when the ball is played. You cannot jump to play any ball – at least
one foot must be on the ground. You cannot serve the ball outside the parallel
of the table. You cannot hit the ball and for it to land
on your side of the table. And the ball must go over the imaginary line
of the net. Committing any of these infractions will result
in a point being awarded to your opponent. Fault & Double Fault.
You are allowed two chances to serve the ball legally on any given point.
Failure to serve the ball legally results in a fault.
If you do this twice in a row, this is known as a Double Fault, and your opponent is awarded
a point. Edgeball
If the ball hits the edge of the table and changes direction drastically, this is known
as an edgeball. If the edgeball hits the ground, the point
is replayed again. However, if the opponent chooses to play the
edgeball, the game carries on as normal. Sideball
If the ball hits the side of the table, this is known as a sideball.
You cannot hit the side of the table, so hitting a sideball results in a point being awarded
to your opponent. Net
If you hit the net during open play and it bounces back without touching the table, you
can still play the ball so long as you are within your maximum three touches.
But if you hit the net and it bounces three times, this is known as a let and the point
is replayed again. Doubles.
There are some unique rules for doubles that don’t apply in singles.
In doubles, each player must touch the ball at least once prior to returning it.
You can cross the halfway line when passing the ball to your teammate, but at least one
foot must be on your half of the court. Whilst you can’t touch the ball with the
same body part twice in a row, players can do this when passing to each other.
And finally, players are allowed to switch positions during a game.
If you have found this video at all helpful, please be sure to like share and subscribe.
It takes me ages to make one of these things and good karma is very much appreciated.
If you want to find out more about Teqball – check out their website and YouTube channel.
But in the meantime, enjoy Teqball. Ninh Ly – – @NinhLyUK

Comments (100)

  1. I saw this in several Premier League ‘Behind-the-Scenes’ videos and thought it’d make a cool tutorial.

    Shout out to the guys at Teqball, if you like this, check out their website and YouTube channel.

    Personally, I prefer Sepak Takraw compared to this, but I can certainly see the appeal.

    As always, like share and subscribe!

  2. Do bodybourding Next

  3. 1:58 maybe I didn't listen but the guy didn't use the same body part twice so why is it a fault

  4. Dang. This looks like it requires a lot of practice

  5. Please do the rules of kinball next.

  6. no thanks. i still go for FUTSAL & 3×3 Basketball for hobby games.

  7. A suggestion for "how to play" a sport is Gaga ball.

  8. Timbersports Please.

  9. A bit off topic, but I've noticed you take a couple of swings at PETA in recent videos. You know not all animal rights activists are bad, right? Unfortunately, PETA just makes the movement look bad. Outside of those, uh…more "colorful" figures, the movement is well-intentioned.

  10. I guess you can call that table sepak takraw

  11. But why is the table curved?

  12. Teqball. That's got to be one of the most busiest of all sports. Wasn't this the game that inadvertently led Glenn Hoddle to have a heart attack, after a demonstration with Robbie Savage on his Saturday morning show on BT Sport? I personally put the full blame on Savage.

  13. I'm really good at Teqball. I am the best on my team and I could get signed to a pro team in Czechia!

  14. This is a cool sport! Never heard of it till now! Ping pong is still better though.

  15. I wasn't aware Teqball has become so big and is rising as a professional sport. When Teqball started out it seemed like it had potential and indeed that seems to be proven! I'd love to give it a try and see it grow even more!

  16. i fucking hate this stock music, this shit is used for everything


  18. Wow…looks like the world is running out of sport ideas…..basically just fuse soccer with another sport. What's next? Basketball without using your hands? Tennis, but you must curl your toes to hold a specialized racket? Driving, but the steering wheel is at the floor and the pedals at the dash?

  19. is there a version of this sport where you're allowed use your hands. just asking. btw next can you do Football (soccer) tennis and Kickball. please.

  20. I know why the net is 5.25 inches high

  21. This reminds me of that sport sepak takraw

  22. Explain Onoin

    Edit. ABG!

  23. I love these videos. I still say there needs to be a pickleball video.

  24. There is actually a sport here in germany called 'underwater rugby'

    Worth a video?

  25. have you seen Ice cross downhill?

  26. Sepak Takraw but without jumping, gimmicky rules….yep this better be a good sport.

  27. You should do the rules of the AAF(Alliance of American Football) or even compare it to the NFL

  28. Do rules of the aaf

  29. Suggestion for the next "Rules explained" video: Artistic gymnastics. It's time to make some video on some non-combat sports based on judges giving points (I don't believe you have made a single one so far). Anyway, whatever will be the next vid, just take your time: the quality is just amazing!

  30. The Alliance of American Football started it's first season. Think it's worth for a video?

  31. Do you think a British american football league would work/succeed

  32. You should do one for the AAF

  33. You should explain the rules of jiujitsu

  34. Any chance of a video on the rules of sailing?

  35. can you make a video about the rules of cuju

  36. As a suggestion, a good video for your channel, It could be to explain the history of the different codes of football, you know how the association football was created, why rubgy create their own rules, when American football started, things like this, even it could be a series.

    You already have videos, for all those sports. Rugby, Football, American Football, Aussie Football, Gaelic football etc.

    You kown, with jokes, of how the disfuncional family of football started, and why now we have the sportes that we have.

    Good work.

  37. Do the Oina the national sport of romania

  38. Awesome video as usual

  39. Ninh Ly not that I’m obsess with hunting or a big fan of it. but can you do the rules of hunting ? Oh btw I almost call you Nina ly in the comments ha that me laugh ?

  40. Cool sport. I like any ball sports where you can't use your hands. they are so underrated. btw it's weird to hear a brittish call football soccer and i'm from America.

  41. Rules of BJJ and/or Sambo

  42. Hey, just an idea. Maybe you could do broomball. It’s a less known sport but sometimes popular in certain regions of Canada.

  43. You do such an awesome job on these, can you do one on inline speed skating?

  44. Can you do a video explaining the rules of the AAF?

  45. Do Cross Country running!

  46. Still don't get it

  47. Here is an idea for a video: the AAF or the Alliance of American football which is a new american football league. There's some slight rule changes such as no field goals after touchdowns and a 2 point conversion play in place of that and no kickoffs

  48. With a good control scheme, this would be a fun video game

  49. So a man can play against a woman in this sport since a man can partner with a woman to play in a double against both man?

  50. Do one on speed tag

  51. Can you explain the rules of discus

  52. Sepal takraw? But table version?

  53. Ninh please do a video on World Chase Tag

  54. Never knew this game existed

  55. There hasnt been many videos by ninh though I would like to ninh collaborate with urinatingtree to talk sports.

  56. hey dude, remember that video about painting your yamaha bass? could you possibly let me know what paints you used if you remember?

  57. ninh boy what about carrom board?

  58. Can you please do bottle pool

  59. Ninh it's been a while, where are you?

  60. So you need assistance or something?

  61. Please do the rules of Dodgeball Ninh, will you?

  62. Could you do the rules of Gaelic Handball next?

  63. Dude have you done fistball? Kinda looks like volleyball but weird

  64. How about doing a video on the rules of Pickleball?

  65. Please do bike polo!!!
    It’s played world wide and is getting increasingly more sanctioned/governed in a very grassroots manner.

  66. Nice Channel
    Could you do the rules of Fistball next? In german is called Faustball

  67. Can you explain the rules of AFLX next?

  68. Can you do one on food Ball?

  69. I would play it but it’s too…


  70. The rules of croquet would be a good one!

    Also I liked this video

  71. You need to explain underwater hockey

  72. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu next?

  73. Hi Ninh I have so many questions OK first what's ur real name second where r u from? Third what's ur favorite sport (BTW I love ur channel I'm new as well)

  74. Lame sport looks like u would get brain damage from head butting the ball all the time just like gay ass soccer Europe has some bad taste in sports

  75. So basically soccer ping pong

  76. At 4:44 the grey returner jumped, is this illegal?

  77. I wish edgeballls existed for normal ping pong

  78. eh, too many rules

  79. This is probably the worst game that has been reviewed

  80. Soccer pong. Soo original as all those silly "sports" in this channel

  81. Very nice videos! I would like to see your take on more racquet sports, maybe pickleball?

  82. lol I can't kick the ball on the air more than 2 times

    I'm the worst player

  83. I have to admit that I am truly impressed.and intrigued. Very interesting and different. It looks like a lot of fun and what's wrong with one ever becoming more physically active. Great job Ninh and I can hardly wait to see what you enlighten us all with next.

  84. 0:50 Does this mean that the strike itself must occur above the playing surface or that the ball must go over the playing surface after being struck. I think it's the second based on what I was observing but I wanted to be sure.

  85. "Here's where it gets difficult…" Oh, right. It was easy before.

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  87. Long story short. It's ping pong with your feet and a soccer ball

  88. That is a LOT of rules for a BS game… Like, an absurd number of rules.

  89. Imagine playing table tennis ? with that table?…

  90. There's Sepak Takraw, and now Teqball

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