London, England, May 27, 2020: Viktor Huszar, one of the three co-founders of teqball, is eagerly awaiting the return of live sports and believes teqball's debut at the Asian Beach Games in Sanya, China could make a splash.
"As with all sports, teqball's competition calendar has naturally been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic," the Hungarian football-loving computer scientist told Xinhua.
"We are all really missing the buzz of live teqball competitions and we cannot wait to see the sport return.
"However, our key focus right now is to encourage the teqball family to stay safe but also to stay active. We are hoping to see the return of teqball competitions on a national level soon before ending 2020 with a smash - as we say in teqball - with the 2020 Teqball World Championships and our debut as a medal sport on the Sanya 2020 Asian Beach Games programme."
The OCA’s 6th Asian Beach Games are scheduled to be held form November 28 to December 6. Teqball, which joined the OCA sports portfolio in 2018, is one of 17 sports on the programme, and the 19 sport disciplines will produce 93 gold medals.
Teqball, created in Hungary in 2012, is a football-based sport, played on a specially-curved table the size of a table tennis table. The sport allows players a maximum of three touches before returning the ball to the opponent, with no physical contact allowed between the players, or between the players and the table.
Teqball has already been played in over 25 countries and regions in Asia and has over 50 member federations worldwide.
"It is very exciting for teqball to be a part of the Asian Beach Games and we can't wait to return to the beautiful beaches of Sanya," said Huszar.
"Last December we held an Asia-Pacific Beach Teqball Cup in Sanya, which served as a test event for the Asian Beach Games this year. From the operational side of the event, all the way to the friendliness and passion for sport amongst the local people, everything about our experience was of the highest quality."