18 September, 2019: Teqball has gone from the football pitch to the bright lights of New York city,
taking over Times Square – arguably the world’s most iconic advertising space.
A video ad has been displayed on Times Square’s giant electronic billboards promoting Teqball
alongside DogPound, the internationally-renowned gym frequented by Hollywood A-listers and athletes,
including the likes of Justin Bieber, Adam Levine and Victoria’s Secret Angels.
DogPound is co-owned by György Gattyán, Teqball’s co-founder and International Federation of
Teqball (FITEQ) vice-president, with Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman also having a share in the
franchise. With locations in New York as well as LA, the gym has become extremely popular, with Alisters across the USA flocking there each week.
"Times Square is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions and somewhere we’ve always
aspired to be featured when it comes to increasing our brand awareness. It’s a fantastic feeling to see
Teqball and DogPound side by side with iconic brands like Coca-Cola, Toyota, Budweiser and Red
Bull. In just a short space of time we’ve reached a point where we’re able to invest in advertising
opportunities like these as we look to continue growing our brand awareness in the US and beyond,"
said Mr Gattyán.
Times Square is estimated to draw roughly 50 million visitors per year, with around 330,000 people
passing through on a daily basis.
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.
A long list of stars from sport and enterainment have taken up teqball in recent years, including global
star Justin Bieber. Brazilian legend Ronaldinho is also a famous Teqer and president of the Brazilian
Teqball Federation, while the likes of Messi and Neymar have tables in their back gardens. 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.
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Teqball is a new football-based sport, designed in Hungary, that is ideal for professional footballers and
amateur players alike to develop their technical skills, concentration and stamina. Teqball is the
brainchild of former professional footballer Gábor Borsányi. His idea was brought to life by fellow cofounders Viktor Huszár, a computer scientist who designed the iconic curved table the game is played
on – and György Gattyán, founder and owner of Docler Holding, Teqball’s business strategist. After its
inception five years ago, Teqball is already being played by 3,000-4,000 people in 66 different countries.
Teqball tables are available to buy for competitive, training, home or leisure use.
As well as being a fun game and football training aid, practised by some of the biggest players and
teams in world football, Teqball is a sport in its own right, governed by the Fédération Internationale de
Teqball (FITEQ), which was founded in 2017. Based in Lausanne, Switzerland, FITEQ’s primary
mission is to introduce and develop the sport globally, establish national federations and unite the
international Teqball community. FITEQ organised the sport’s first World Cup in Hungary in 2017 and
staged the second edition in Reims, France, in October 2018. Co-founders, Gábor Borsányi, György
Gattyán and Viktor Huszár, serve as the FITEQ president and vice-presidents respectively. Teqball
became the world’s fastest recognised sport in August 2018 when FITEQ was officially recognised by
the Olympic Committee of Asia and in 2019 it was officially recognised by the Association of National
Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA). FITEQ’s long-term goal is to see Teqball develop into an
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