On June 12 and 13 in Creil, a global teqball competitors is going down, a very younger sport invented in Hungary which mixes football and table tennis. Yassine Sahli, Tunisian worldwide participant, tries to publicize the self-discipline in the town of Oise, the place he created a membership.
Play table tennis with a soccer ball. The thought appears incongruous and but, in simply a few years, this idea from Hungary has turn out to be a acknowledged sport and performed in a number of international locations: teqball. At first look, it is a bit shocking: two gamers compete in opposition to one another on a “teqboard”, which is truly a curved table tennis table. The gamers change a soccer ball, which they hit with their head, chest or legs, and which should bounce off the table.
“It’s a pretty cool sport, you can practice everywhere“
Official guidelines, federations, competitions and rankings: teqball shortly established itself on the world sporting scene. The well-known footballer Ronaldinho even grew to become its ambassador, which enormously contributed to the popularization of the self-discipline. In Creil, Yassine Sahli is top-of-the-line gamers in the world. Ranked ninth earlier than the well being disaster, it has since fallen to twenty fourth place in the world rating. “Everything was frozen in France, while in some countries the competitions continued, so some players continued to take points“Says the younger man. He is due to this fact relying on the resumption of sporting occasions to search out the highest 10, and even the rostrum. As a Tunisian worldwide participant, he hopes at the very least to turn out to be #1 in Africa.
Passionate about his new self-discipline, he created the Creil Agglo Teqball membership. Like him, the twenty members are additionally licensed in a football membership. “It’s a pretty cool sport, you can practice everywhere, outside or inside, explains Yanis Sakhi, who discovered teqball thanks to Yassine. But it’s very technical, you have to be very comfortable with the ball.“This is what turns each sport into a spectacle.
A demanding self-discipline
But it’s important to mix approach with good coordination and additionally endurance, as a result of competitions are bodily demanding. Yassine Sahli is making ready accordingly. “We exercise to improve cardio, because competitions can be very physical, very intense. The games can be long, you have to last all day. We have aches in the neck, trapezius, thighs and calves.”
To sustain with the worldwide stage that has been rising through the years, Yassine Sahli is attempting to commit extra and extra time to his coaching. “I would have to do just that, it’s not easy, I take care of my club, I work alongside … We should be able to play all the time. This is the case abroad, among Poles and Hungarians, it is becoming more professional. “
On June 12 and 13, the Creil Challenger Cup will probably be held on the Albert Camus gymnasium. Several excessive rating gamers in the world rankings take part. An alternative for Yassine Sahli to point out what he is able to, after an already honorable efficiency over the last worldwide competitors which was held on June 6 in Eaubonne, in Val-d’Oise. He climbed to the semi-final, the place he misplaced to the third greatest participant in the world, the Romanian Apor Györdeák.
All these stunning individuals will maybe meet once more in 2023 in Krakow in Poland, the place the European Games are organized: for the primary time, teqball will probably be included.