Following the return of FITEQ sanctioned teqball competitions with the Eger Beach Challenger Cup and the commencement of the exciting new National Challenger Series – FITEQ has released its latest World Rankings. FITEQ’s World Rankings were not updated or changed during the COVID-19 enforced break in competition, in order to ensure equality for all teqball players.
In the singles division, Adrian Duszak has retained his number one ranking, with current world champion and triple gold medallist at the first National Challenger Series event, Ádám Blázsovics, ranked second. Romanian Barna Szecsi, Arpad Sipos from Hungary, Julien Arnaud Grondin representing France closes up the singles top five. In doubles Blázsovics / Bányik have secured their position as world number one while Marojevic / Mitro maintained their place as second. There is yet to be a South African to step onto the Worlds Rankings list that currently only has just over 250 players spanning all continents.
Further in efforts to professionalize the sport, FITEQ has been approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as an official Signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code, further reinforcing the federation’s commitment to delivering clean sport. The announcement is a major milestone for FITEQ and its 80 federations across the globe. Covid-19 has taught the sports industry to look for innovative ways to progress, Teqball is a product of that thinking.