What is AirSoccer?
AirSoccer is a sport that is played over a special table using a soccer ball, the objective of the game is to send the ball to the opponent's side of the table with a maximum of three touches and minimum of two, the player can use any part of their body except their hands and arms, the ball must travel from one side of the table to the other without hitting the net or ground, AirSoccer is a sport that can be played between two players as a singles game or four players as a doubles game, which resembles table tennis, A number of world-class soccer players have been attracted by the game, and the sport is now aiming for Olympic inclusion.
Rules of the Game
The rules of the game are actually pretty simple, but the players have room to create their own rules as they play but the official rules are as follows:
1- AirSoccer matches are played in a best of three sets.
2- Each set is played until a player/team reaches 18 points, and 15 points on the last set; or 25 minutes (if it reaches 25 minutes and the game is still tied there will be a 5 minutes tie break). After every 6 points played (ex- 3-3 or 2-4), teams switch sides on the table.
3- Every player/team has two attempts to complete a successful serve. The ball must hit or trespass the white line on the other side of the table. If the ball hits the net or lands before the white line, that is a foul serve and the player has a second chance. However, if the ball hits the net and land on the white line or after it, the player must get the ball back and repeat the serve without losing one of his tries. If the ball hits the edge of the table and it changes its trajectory, it is considered a foul serve. The players can’t step on or over the serve line on the floor that is placed 1 meter far from the table. The player can only serve if one of their feet remain on the ground.
4- The double/player that starts serving on the first set, will begin receiving on the second set.
5- The players are permitted to go to the opponent's side of the table/arena in order to attack the ball as long as the ball doesn't go backwards to the attacking team’s side. There is going to be a line on the floor dividing both halves of the table. When attacking, the ball must always fall on the opponent’s side of the table in order to be a point.
6- Every player/team is allowed to return the ball with a maximum of three touches and minimum of one using any part of their body, except their hands and arms. Only when receiving the serve both players must touch the ball before attacking to the opponent’s side.
7- A player can only touch the ball two consecutive times if he/she passes the ball to their partner before sending back to the opponent’s side, without exceeding the three touches. Therefore, the two touches can only be used for defensive purpose.
8- While playing, neither the table nor the opponent can be touched. The only situation where a player can touch the table is with their hands for safety purposes.
9- In order for an edge ball to count as a point, the ball has to go over the table. If the ball hits the edge of the table coming from outside of the table, it is a foul ball.
The AirSoccer table is an exclusive and scientifically designed table, in which after a lot of study, we concluded that a slight inclination would be the best option for this sport. The table is made with a steel or aluminum frame, a water resistant surface, a fixed net in the middle of it made of reinforced a material, and it also has an exclusive rubber bumper protector covering the entire perimeter of the table to avoid any accidents
The tables measurements are as follow :
9.84 ft in length and 4.92 ft in width with a 23.62 in highest and 22 in 27 in for beginners lowest point in height
The AirSoccer ball must be spherical (soccer ball), of a circumference of not more than 28 in and not less than 27 in and not more than 16 oz and not less than 14 oz in weight at the start of the match.
. Air pressure of the ball in competition equals to 0.6 – 1.1 atmosphere (600 – 1,100 g/cm2 ) at sea level (8.5 lbs/sq in – 15.6 lbs/sq in).
- The net must be permanently fixed to the AirSoccer table.
- The net must be made out of the following materials: Translucent acrylic, reinforced plastic material
- The size specification of the net: a. Width: 1700 mm b. Thickness: 20 mm c. Height: 140 mm (measured from the surface of the AirSoccer table)
Our net will have to be very resistant and also very stable because the chances of it getting hit along a match are very high
The net is recommended to be transparent and also with rounded corners and rubber protection.