Teqball is a Table-Based Game That Fuses Ping-Pong and Soccer

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jun 23, 2014
References: kickstarter & digitaljournal
Teqball is an innovative new table sport that is based on the beautiful game. If ping-pong and soccer had a child, Teqball would be it. The game is played on a curved table called the Teqboard. Players pass a ball up and down the table using their feet, head and other body parts.

The makers of Teqball are also developing a technological add-on called the Teqbox. The Teqbox uses a camera-based motion sensor system and event-processing software that measures player skills.

Teqball is intended as a game that can be played for pure enjoyment, but also as a coaching tool that could help soccer players develop certain skill sets. It is also useful as a rehabilitation tool for soccer players returning from injury.

Some of the world's most respected soccer coaches have given their stamp of approval to Teqball. Ronald Koeman, a legendary Dutch player and coach, sees it as a great form of exercise. Fellow Dutchman Henk ten Cate, who played a key role in developing FC Barcelona's distinct brand of attacking football as an assistant coach, sees it as an interesting coaching tool.

It's a very good promotion of football. Without even knowing you are training, you are training and in a very pleasant way.