World Tenniquoits Federation

The World Tenniquoits Federation (WTF), which has been founded in April 2004 in South Africa by the National Tenniquoits Federations of Germany, India and South Africa is the highest international authority concerning the sports of Tenniquoits and obliged to the development of Tenniquoits worldwide. The purpose of the WTF is to promote and control the sport Tenniquoits and to organise international competitions between the affiliated National Tenniquoits Federations. Tenniquoits, which is also known as Ringtennis, Tennikoit or Decktennis contains all elements of a challenging sport: Technical and tactical aspects as well as demands to the manual condition, agility and creativity of its players.

The basic goal of Tenniquoits is to throw a ring of solid rubber with one hand over a net into the opposing half of the court in such a wise, that the ring hits the ground or the opponent is unable to catch, control or return the ring. While the continuous alternation of throw and catch of the ring during a match, the players of Tenniquoits combine a variety of different techniques to shoot and types of defensive and offensive shots with a skilful manner to catch a receiving ring with one hand. A typical offensive shot for example, is a long shot with spin, thrown as a kind of lop into the back part of the opposing half of the court or a short shot with spin, thrown narrow across the net into a corner of the front part of the opponent’s half of the court. A typical defensive shot for example, is a high throw without spin, thrown into the back part of the opponent’s half of the court in order to keep the opponent away from the net. To present an attractive, fast and sportsmanlike match, all actions of the players have to be executed in fluidly motions without unacceptable delays during the process from the receiving to the delivery of the ring. In order to dominate the match, it is essential to gain an advantageous position close to the net, from where the player is capable to attack with an effective shot. The move to the net is realised by catching a high and long played ring with a stretched arm above the head or behind the body while the player jumps forward. A match between offensive players is characterised by a fight of position and ring with the permanent alternating attempt to press the opponent and open space at the corners of the opposing court half, where to make the point. For tactical reasons it could be also successful for a player to restrict the main efforts to catch the ring and return it with a defensive throw into the back part of the opponent’s court half. With this, a defensive player is able to force the opponent to make mistakes or to make points by counterattacks. The International Tenniquoits Rules are obliging for all international events under the leadership of the World Tenniquoits Federation. Moreover, this rule-set could be a helpful guideline for other countries, which are currently not organised concerning this sport, to introduce Tenniquoits into their landscape of sports and to become a competitive member of the World Tenniquoits Federation.

The measurements

Height and Position: The net is positioned in a height of 1.65 m above the center-line and divides the court into two equal halfs. The above specified height has to exist at any point of the upper edge of the net, measured from the floor. Quality and Measures: The net is a close meshed canvas of cotton or synthetic fibre with a length between 5.50 and 6.10 m (meshed area) and a depth between 0.40 and 0.70 m. In case the meshed area of the net is longer than 5.50 m, the extension beyond the side-lines has to be equal in both directions. The upper edge of the net should have a different colour than the rest of the net. Fixation: The net has to be fixed with a cord or hanger at two vertical posts of firm steel, respectively one placed on each side of the court upon the marked or imaginary center-line with a distance of approximately 30 cm from the side-lines. The posts shouldn’t outrange a height of 1.70 m (measured from the floor) and must be qualified to warrant a strained net

The Ring Material and Quality:

The ring is produced of white or yellow solid rubber without air inside and has a plain and firm surface, which qualifies it for fast rotations without losing stability during the flight through the air. Weight and Dimensions: The ring, authorised by the World Tenniquoits Federation, must have a weight between 190 and 220 grams, an inner diameter between 11 and 12 cm, an outer diameter between 17 and 18 cm and a thickness of 3 cm (diameter). The thickness is allowed to vary plus or minus 0.5 cm. Imprint Links: The WTF website contains links to websites of other organisations. When establishing these links to external websites, the authors reviewed these websites and affirmed that no illegal contents were visible at that time. The WTF is not responsible for the contents, correctness or accuracy of linked pages and not liable for illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and especially not for damages that arise from the use of the information offered on the linked pages.

International Championships Singles

2002 Leipzig/Germany

2002 Leipzig/Germany

International Master Men’s Singles:

International Master Women’s Singles:

 Reinhard Plog

 Wilna van der Merwe

 

2004 Durban/South Africa

2004 Durban/South Africa

International Master Men’s Singles:

International Master Women’s Singles:

 Gerrie Craig

 Melanie Grieb

 

2006 Chennai/India

2006 Chennai/India

World Champion Men’s Singles:

World Champion Women’s Singles:

 Dominic Schubardt

 Sabrina Westphal

 

2010 Koblenz/Germany

2010 Koblenz/Germany

World Champion Men’s Singles:

World Champion Women’s Singles:

 Dominic Schubardt

 Lenize Potgieter

International Test-Matches

1976

Vanderbijlpark (RSA)

 South Africa

vs.  Germany

24 – 4

1976

Delareyville (RSA)

 South Africa

vs.  Germany

18 – 10

1977

Siegen (GER)

 Germany

vs.  South Africa

16 – 8

1977

Karlsruhe (GER)

 Germany

vs.  South Africa

17 – 7

1992

Wallenhorst (GER)

 Germany

vs.  South Africa

21 – 7

1992

Karlsruhe (GER)

 Germany

vs.  South Africa

11 – 17

1993

Alberton (RSA)

 South Africa

vs.  Germany

21 – 7

1993

Vanderbijlpark (RSA)

 South Africa

vs.  Germany

23 – 5

2002

Neuwied (GER)

 Germany

vs.  South Africa

14 – 14

2002

Mannheim (GER)

 Germany

vs.  South Africa

14 – 14

2004

Polokwane (RSA)

 South Africa

vs.  Germany

18 – 10

2004

Polokwane (RSA)

 Germany

vs.  India

26 – 2

2004

Polokwane (RSA)

 South Africa

vs.  India

18 – 2

2004

Pretoria (RSA)

 South Africa

vs.  Germany

16 – 12

2004

Recklinghausen (GER)

 Germany

vs.  India

11 – 9

International Championships Team

2006 Chennai/India

World Champion Team:

 Germany

 

 Germany

vs.  Brazil

6 – 0

 South Africa

vs.  Bangladesh

18 – 0

 Germany

vs.  Pakistan

8 – 0

 South Africa

vs.  Brazil

6 – 0

 Germany

vs.  India

18 – 2

 South Africa

vs.  Pakistan

8 – 0

 Brazil

vs.  Bangladesh

4 – 2

 South Africa

vs.  India

14 – 6

 Germany

vs.  Bangladesh

18 – 0

 Germany

vs.  South Africa

16 – 4

 India

vs.  Pakistan

8 – 0

 India

vs.  Brazil

6 – 0

 India

vs.  Bangladesh

18 – 0

 Pakistan

vs.  Bangladesh

4 – 4

 

2010 Koblenz/Germany

World Champion Team:

 South Africa

 

 Germany

vs.  South Africa

8 – 12

 Germany

vs.  India

20 – 0

 Germany

vs.  Poland

20 – 0

 Germany

vs.  WTF Combined

20 – 0

 South Africa

vs.  India

18 – 2

 South Africa

vs.  Poland

18 – 2

 South Africa

vs.  WTF Combined

20 – 0

 India

vs.  Poland

16 – 4

 India

vs.  WTF Combined

20 – 0

 Poland

vs.  WTF Combined

20 – 0

Friendly Matches

Ringo meets Ringtennis – Challenge Cup

2007 Radom/Poland

Ringtennis:

 Germany

vs.  Poland

20 – 0 (300-97)

Ringo:

 Poland

vs.  Germany

20 – 0 (300-67)

2008 Hamburg/Germany

Ringtennis:

 Germany

vs.  Poland

20 – 0 (300-84)

Ringo:

 Poland

vs.  Germany

20 – 0 (300-72)

2009 Poltusk/Poland

Ringtennis:

 Germany

vs.  Poland

20 – 0 (150-63)

Ringo:

 Poland

vs.  Germany

20 – 0 (150-51)