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by Niki Kovács on July 22, 2018
The second episode in the series of our team building tips articles – Team Building Recipes – is Teqball. Moreover, the article gives you recommendations regarding this team building activity, plus lists the skills it can improve. Besides, you can get familiar with some KPIs, based on which you can monitor the success of this team building exercise in your organisation.
Type of activity: both indoor and outdoor
Required time to play: it depends, appr. 10-25 min.
Requires sports equipment investment? Yes
Best for: moving your whole body, quick energy boost
Get up from your desk, find a buddy (or more), grab a soccer ball and go to your company’s Teqball table. In addition, you need that one specific table for this game to be enjoyable.
This game can be described as a mixture of table tennis and football. The rules can be created by the players, but there are some official ones for a fair match.
First, the players stand by the opposite sides of the table. The player/team, who starts the set on one side of the table, will play the next set on the other side. Before you start playing, you need to know that the ball can be touched with all body parts except for the hands and arms, but cannot be touched by the same body part two times in a row.
Now you are ready to play, but who should serve and how? Here comes the answer:
Okay, you know how to serve now. But what is the official way to receive a serving? Let’s see:
Each match is played until 2, 3, or 4 sets won by a player/team. Each set is played until 12 points. The final decisive set must be won by at least a two-point margin, but all other sets can be won by the player who scores 12 points first. Players must switch sides after each set.
A player is awarded a point if:
There are three different variations to this game, depending on the number of players:
Some of the above mentioned rules change according to the match type. Let’s see what else you need to note in case you want to play with more than one of your colleagues.
It’s advised to know what skills of your teammates need improvement to find a proper team building exercise. Besides, it is always good to know in advance what skills are affected by certain team building activities.
In the case of Teqball, improved skills are the following:
In this section we show which KPIs we recommend you to use. With these KPIs you’ll be able to measure the success of your specific team building exercises. The KPIs have a 10-scale system – the best is to ask your employees to evaluate the company based on these metrics before and after a team building. Thus, you can collect and convert qualitative data into quantitative.
Check out the clarification of the KPIs in our previous article of the TBR-series!
Let’s see which KPIs can Teqball improve the most, and how much (in our opinion); the bolded ones are the most relevant KPIs:
Teqball might seem a bit complicated first, but it is very easy to get the hang of it. You just need to start playing and enjoy the flow of the game. In the morning before sitting down to your desk, during the lunch break or after working hours, Teqball is an active and fun way of leaving work issues behind. It is a highly effective way of getting energized, and is definitely worth a 30 min. break for a higher level of productivity.
To check the even more detailed rules of the game, visit Teqball’s website: http://www.teqball.com/teqball/rules
Feel like you need some time on your own and you need some exercise? There is also an upgraded version of the table for individual players: http://www.teqball.com/teqball/teqball-smart
Here you can also purchase a table for your company. Your team will be grateful for this, and believe us, you won’t regret that for sure: http://www.teqball.com/shop
Do you find this twist to the traditional game interesting? Would you stick to the good old soccer or spice the game up a little with Teqball?
Don’t hesitate – leave your opinion and thoughts in the comment section below!
Niki is an enthusiastic coffee admirer and ballroom dance lover with the desire to travel and explore the world. She's dreaming of owning her own cafe, speaking perfect French and making the best ever pancakes one day.