Tablehockey – from hobby to sport
Tablehockey has suddenly moved to another level when establishing the International Tablehockey Federation (ITHF) during the World Championships 2005 in the capitol of Latvia Riga.
There is a long story of people playing tablehockey all over the world.
Right now there are rules about playing officially at Stiga Play Off which the game which are used to all official tournaments and definately also the best type of tablehockey game in the world.
Especially in Russia, Latvia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland and Norway tablehockey is very big but also in United States, Canada, Hungary, Ukraine, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Switzerland and Denmark tablehockey is growing and a lot of competitions are being held.
It is not only big world tournaments that are being played.
In many countries there are a lot of local tournaments and regional tournaments where both young and old people can play with each other or in seperate groups.
In many countries there are clubs who arrange training sessions like in other sports and visit schools in order to make them know what tablehockey is.
In the coming years there is a good chance that tablehockey will grow more because of the fact that ITHF now has been established and there is more than ever the will to work together in order to help our sport to grow.
If you are a tablehockey fan and want to play in a club do not hesitate to contact ITHF.
We can help you to find a club near by you or to establish perhaps a new club.