Cheltenham fans can try their hand at former Brazilian legend Ronaldinho’s favourite sport this weekend as Teqball comes to town for the Teqball Tour at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.
Teqball is a skill football-based sport, designed in Hungary and played over a curved table. It's ideal for both professional footballers and amateur players alike and is fun for all the family.
A Teqball table will be positioned outside the stadium in the club car park before the match against Crewe Alexandra from 12.30pm onwards on Saturday 28th September - as part of a Fan Zone that will run until 2:30pm.
Fans will be able to test their skills at the popular sport that has already been named as one of the fastest growing sports in the world.
Canadian popstar Justin Bieber recently joined a long list of stars from sport and entertainment who have taken up Teqball. The likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar have tables in their back gardens too.
Premier League clubs, such as Manchester United and Arsenal, have also embraced the sport in training as it helps players enhance their skills and ball control. João Felix, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford are just some of the other high-profile names who have declared their love for Teqball.
Brazilian star Ronaldinho is already a famous Teqer and president of the Brazilian Teqball Federation and fellow-Brazillian Natalia Guitler was the most successful female at last year’s Teqball World Cup in Reims, France.
She has since become another famous Teqer of the sport, attending overseas events like the recent African Beach Teqball Cup and showcasing it to her thousands of social media followers.
Since its invention in Hungary in 2014, Teqball has grown to be played in 66 different countries and achieved official recognition from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA).
FITEQ has a long term goal of seeing teqball included in a future Olympic Games across both the doubles and singles formats of the game.
Why not try it out on Saturday? The table will be positioned in the Fan Zone for two hours before the League Two match against Crewe.
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To watch WorldCup winner Ronaldinho playing Teqball, click here.