Having the right equipment is essential to get the most out of your tchoukball session – especially when it comes to the tchoukball frames and balls. Tchoukball UK has teamed up with Bishop Sports, a nationwide supplier of sports equipment and the main provider of tchoukball equipment in the UK. In addition to prices quoted below, Bishops Sports offers great value starting packs for learning settings and clubs.
Tchoukball frames are 1m square metal frames angled at 55 degrees. On the inside of the frames, there are a series of strong metal hooks which connect via bungee cord to a special nylon net. This net is much stronger than conventional rebound nets, specially tensioned to be able to withstand the force of a player shooting over a long period of time. If cared for properly they will last for years.
Buy a pair of frames from: £258.00 (exc. VAT)
Tchoukballs are naturally grippy and sweat-resistant to make catching in defence easier as well as control over the ball when shooting. Tchoukballs come in different sizes for different ages and genders. For most settings, we recommend size 2 balls as we play mixed-sex tchoukball right up to to our elite national level:
Size 00: 6 years and under
Size 0: 7 to 9 years old
Size 1: 10 to 14 years old
Size 2: Adults and 14 years+
Size 3: Men (elite competition only)
Buy tchoukballs from: £8.50 (exc. VAT)
The final piece of equipment we recommend for personal protection are kneepads. As players become more skilled, shots rebound nearer the floor and defending on your knees is necessary.
Buy a pair of kneepads from: £8.25 (exc. VAT)