Officials from FITEQ and the COD discussed the development of teqball in the Dominican Republic ©COD

The International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) has donated teqball tables to the Dominican Olympic Committee (COD), as it aims to develop the sport in the country.

Chile's National Teqball Federation President Henry Reimberg led a FITEQ delegation to the Dominican Republic to meet the head of the COD Garibaldy Bautista.

Vice-minister of sports in the Dominican Republic Juan Vila and Dominican Teqball Federation President Isay Ramos, who leads the Caribbean region for teqball, also met with Reimberg and FITEQ officials.

Bautista expressed his desire to collaborate with FITEQ on the development of the sport in teqball.

"The intention is to train leaders and coaches to have a starting point with the intention of launching the practice of this discipline in the country," he said.

FITEQ claims that teqball is the world's fastest growing sport ©FITEQ
FITEQ claims that teqball is the world's fastest growing sport ©FITEQ

Reimberg presented a video detailing rules and techniques in the sport to officials in the Dominican Republic.

Teqball was invented in Hungary, and is played on a curved table combining elements of football and table tennis.

FITEQ, which was established as its governing body in 2017, holds ambitions for eventual inclusion at the Olympics.

However, teqball was not among the nine sports shortlisted for additional places at Los Angeles 2028, and FITEQ's pursuit of International Olympic Committee recognition remains ongoing.

It is claimed by FITEQ that teqball is the world's fastest growing sport.