Raqball

Raqball

RAQBALL is a new collective sport played with rackets

RAQBALL, A GROUND-BREAKING SPORT

RAQBALL is a new collective sport played with raqqets (rackets). It was created by French artist Chris Oven.
It is played on a court 20 m by 10 m in size, with teams of 6 players (3 in play and 3 replacements). The playing time is 20 minutes, divided into 4 periods of 5 minutes each. Each player is allowed to play the ball with a raqqet. Passes, drib’ups (dribbling) and a 1ground (bounce on the floor) may be performed during play to attack or defend the targget (target). The aim is executing a targ (shot) on the targget (target), which scores points.
A game involving dexterity and strategy, RAQBALL is both fun and multifaceted, and can be practised by players of all ages and skill levels.

RAQBALL, a game for all, with multiple benefits

Passing, drib’up, 1ground, as well as movements to progress and to outwit your opponents, make of RAQBALL a combination of dexterity, technique, precision, intensity, and free expression. Sharing skills and techniques with other sports, it allows each participant, whether a committed athlete or an amateur, to express their talent and to show their physical skills.

RAQBALL, a driver for green sustainability in the world of sport

Installing, building or extending traditional sport facilities always requires a full or partial acquisition of real estate, as well as important financial commitments.
With RAQBALL, thanks to its portable court equipment that is easy to dismantle, any surface can be prepared for the game without alterations. Local authorities, owners of 85% of sport venues, with facilities that are quite often overused and sometimes rundown, are always in search of technological innovation and excellence in areas of social and environmental responsibility.
RAQBALL is in tune with the principles of sustainable development.

RAQBALL, a ground-breaking market

What is the cost of all the equipment? How can operating costs be optimised?
At times of tightening budgets, local authorities express the view that the RAQBALL portable court equipment RB2.0 concept is a real solution offering to many people a space to practice sport at a reasonable cost.
The business world and particularly the leisure sector (holiday centres, hotels, campsites), as well as private individuals, are equally convinced that the RAQBALL portable court equipment is a winner for this new sport. RAQBALL offers especially an easy use of its equipment with a reduced purchase cost.

RAQBALL, a sport, and a brand!

A true sport, RAQBALL® is also a registered trademark.
Its modern entrepreneurial strategy, generator of added value, enables it to create sporting equipment that bind a whole community. As a product, developing loyalty and trust, as well as establishing a guarantee of authenticity and quality for the customer, are RAQBALL’s aims.
The brand represents a genuine certificate of origin where the imagination and the creativity have no limits.

Simple

Rules of the game
Adaptability / Mobility

Accessible

All types of surface
3 players against 3
Teams of 6 players

Fun

Enjoyable
Easygoing / All skill levels

RULES OF RAQBALL

Two teams of six players each (three in play and three replacements, each player with a RAQQET), play against each other to win the match. Their aim: to hit the opponent’s TARGGET with the BALL. The players achieve this by passing the ball between team-mates and by moving individually, with the aim of scoring with a TARG (shot at the target). The TARGGETS are round boards 110 cm in diameter, positioned at height, and with a hollow centre 40 cm in diameter. The court is 20 m long and 10 m wide.
  • A TARG that hits the TARGGET scores 1 point.
  • A TARG shot from the opponent’s zone that goes through the hole of the TARGGET scores 2 points.
  • A TARG shot from their own zone that goes through the hole of the TARGGET scores 3 points.
The official duration of a match is 20 minutes, played in 4 periods of 5 minutes each. In an informal setting, the time of play may be set freely.
See the official rules of RAQBALL in the FRENCH RAQBALL FEDERATION (F.F.R.B.) website.

GLOSSARY OF RAQBALL

RAQQET

RAQBALL racket

TARGGET

RAQBALL target board

TARG

Shot at the TARGGET

DRIB’UP

Bouncing the ball on the RAQQET

1 GROUND

Bouncing the ball once on the floor

MISSION AND PURPOSE OF RAQBALL

RAQBALL, AN INCLUSIVE SPORT

This new discipline conveys the basic values of sport: sharing and respect for others. To ensure people with disabilities have the opportunity to experience adapted sport activity, RAQBALL is also developing an inclusion policy through sport within deprived areas, associations supporting children, humanitarian missions through sport, which shows its strong societal commitment.

PASSING ON VALUES

Participation / Respect / Innovation / Mobility – (R.I.M.)

SOCIAL MISSION

  • Disabled people
  • Deprived areas
  • Humanitarian missions through sport
  • Health-related sports
  • Children support association

VISION

Our long-term vision is to become a universal sport and an Olympic sport.