Ronaldinho will attend the FITEQ Asia-Pacific Beach Cup ©FITEQ

Brazilian football icon Ronaldinho will be in attendance at the International Teqball Federation (FITEQ) Asia-Pacific Beach Cup, due to begin tomorrow in Sanya.

The FIFA World Cup winner is an ambassador for the sport and has been heavily involved in its promotion.

He will be on hand in the Chinese city where two days of doubles action are scheduled.

It will be a taster of what is to come at next year's Asian Beach Games, also taking place in Sanya, where teqball will be an official medal sport for the first time.

A web results platform will be available after FITEQ signed an agreement with Bornan Sports Technology.

Both parties worked together at the African Beach Games in Cape Verde this year and have teamed up to provide results in real time.

As well as the Asia-Pacific Beach Cup, the World Championship in Budapest between December 6 and 8 and the Teqball Masters in Riyadh between December 17 and 19 are included as part of the agreement.

The platform will be given a FITEQ look and include various features including reports, athlete information and a competition calendar.

A sponsorship deal with Bornan is part of the arrangement.

FITEQ has signed a web results platform deal with Bornan Sports Technology ©Getty Images
FITEQ has signed a web results platform deal with Bornan Sports Technology ©Getty Images

"We are delighted to partner with Bornan for our next three international events," FITEQ sport director Matthew Curtain said.

"We developed an excellent working relationship with Bornan during the African Beach Games and look forward to building on that in the months ahead. 

"Through the online platform, our fans all around the world will be able to keep up to date with the very latest news and results from our world-class events."

Bornan's business development director Ariel Valdés Chávez added: "Teqball is one of the world's fastest-growing sports and in a very short time has secured a loyal and global fanbase. 

"We are proud to be an able partner with FITEQ to ensure that this fanbase has access to all the information they need at just a click of a button. 

"We pride ourselves on delivering online platforms that are user-friendly, engaging and cater to the demands of a 21st century audience. 

"We look forward to delivering this for FITEQ and their fans at the next three teqball events."