FITEQ hosted a teqball open day to celebrate European Week of Sport ©FITEQ

An open day was hosted by the International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) to celebrate European Week of Sport.

The open day was held at the FITEQ headquarters in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. 

Members of the public were invited to try out teqball.

Instructors were on hand to share tips and tricks and encourage new players. 

"In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, FITEQ understands that it’s more important than ever before for communities to be as active and healthy as possible," said FITEQ secretary general Marius Vizer Jr. 

"Therefore, in celebration of the European Week of Sport, we were delighted to welcome the public to the FITEQ headquarters and witness some of the participants playing the sport for the very first time. 

"Teqball is a social distancing sport that improves both physical and cognitive skills, which makes it a perfect way of staying fit and healthy, especially in the challenging times we are in."

Teqball instructors were on hand to teach the public about the sport ©FITEQ
Teqball instructors were on hand to teach the public about the sport ©FITEQ

European Week of Sport, held annually at the end of September, aims to help millions of people build better, healthier lifestyles through sport and physical activities. 

The 2019 edition saw 16 million participants take part in thousands of events across Europe. 

FITEQ has managed to organise a number of events since the pandemic began, including the National Challenger Series.

This is designed to support national federations, clubs and players around the world with the return of competitive teqball events during the global health crisis.