Place a curved table in your playing room that measures 3 meters in length and 1.7 meters in width and show some football skills on the table. Yes, I'm talking about teqball table, which has recently gained much popularity. Many well know footballers like Ronaldinho, Beckham has loved this game. It is a combination game of table tennis and football.
Teqball table dimensions
Table dimension: Hit the ball with any parts of your body except for arms and hand on a curved table that will be known as teqball. You must need a curved table to play the game and the dimension of the table is pretty similar to table tennis or ping pong table. The table is 3 meters or 9 ft 10 inches long and 1.7 meters or 5 ft 7 inches wide.
The table will be 0.9 meters high from the ground to the top of the net. After measuring the table, the highest part was found in the middle, where the net is situated and is 0.76 meters high. Meanwhile, the lowest part of the table measures 0.565 meters and it is the two ending part of the table to width area.
Playing area: To show the playing area, you should draw a total of three lines. At first, divide the playing surface or specifically the table by drawing the line at the middle of it and you will have to set up a net along the line. Then, there are two ends of the table, where two players or teams will stand and play from.
You need to draw two lines on the two ends of the table, keeping them 2 meters far from the table's ending part. These are service lines and they will be 1.5 meters wide. Players have to remain inside the lines while servicing.
To set up a teqball table, you need quite a large room or space. Official-sized teqball courts measure 16 meters in length, 12 meters in width and 7 meters in height. However, you can don't need to have such a spacious size room for recreational games. You can set up the table in a room, which is 12 meters long, 10 meters wide and 5 meters high.
Net dimension: The net is an inevitable part of the teqball table and the width of the net is the same as the width of the table, which is 1.7 meters. According to the official rules, you need to set up the net 0.14 meters above the playing surface. The net used in the ball is typically 0.02 meters thick.
How to build a teqball table
To build a teqball table, you need to gather a few pieces of equipment and then go through a process to make a curve table.
Necessary equipment: First, you need to collect several pieces of wood to make the table's base. For making a regulation size teqball table you need, two 4 by 4 inches wooden pieces. One of these pieces will measure six feet and the other will measure eight. However, you can take two eight feet of wooden pieces instead of two different sizes of pieces.
Then you need another four wooden pieces measuring 2 by 4 inches. Among these pieces, two will be eight feet long and the remaining two will be six feet long. That's all you need for the base. You need a plywood board that measures 10 feet by 6 feet for the surface, which is a bit more than the official dimension, though.
To do the building process, you also need a few tools like a hand or electric saw; I prefer an electric saw for quick and easy cutting. You need screws to attach the wooden pieces, an electric screwdriver and if you want to design the surface, you will need painting colors and brushes.
Building process: Take the four by four pieces of wood and cut the first one into two pieces. Both the pieces will measure 2.5 feet. Now take the other piece and cut it into four smaller pieces, where each of the pieces will be measuring around 2 feet or a bit less. While cutting, try to keep the edge of the pieces a bit curvy.
Now line up the three pieces of four by four woods by keeping the 2.5 feet in the middle and 2 feet pieces on both sides of it. Then place an eight-foot 2 by 4 wooden piece on the bottom of these lined up pieces and use screws to attach it. Do the same thing for the other side of the table.
It's time to attach the two longer side pieces of the board and you have to use the remaining two by four wooden pieces measuring six feet. Attach them to the side pieces using the screws again. The base of the table is ready.
After the base is ready, you can put the plywood board on it and attach it with the screws. You will see the curviness created on the surface. If you wish to give a nice look at the playing surface, you can paint and finish building the table.
Why teqball table is curved
The makers of teqball table kept the design of it a bit curved. It is actually done to keep the table different from the ping pong table and table tennis. As a footballer, you might love to do better with your playing tactics and the teqball table will surely help you in this regard. The table's curvy design ensures the ball will not stick on the table anyway and the net situated in the middle of the table adds the fun of the game.
Cost of teqball table
As it is still a new sport in the USA, finding the table at an affordable price is not easy. The Lite version of the teqball table is available on Amazon and you can grab it by spending around $1,200. This is the starting cost of teqball tables and you will have to spend much more dollars for the original or pro versions.
A new innovation of teqball table
Teqball is genuinely an innovative sport as it combines the elements of football and table tennis or ping pong. The inventors of teqball have done a pretty good job to make this game look different from games like ping pong or table tennis. You can hit the ball to the other end of the table by touching it with any of your body parts except for your hands and arms. Besides teqball, you can play teqis, teqpong, teqvolly and qatch.
So a regulation size teqball table measures 3 meters by 1.7 meters. You can buy it or if you want a bit more fun, then build one on your own.