It's Czechoslovakia (now separated countries Czech Republic & Skovakia) national sport. It started in 1922 when the players of CZS football club "Slavia Praha" began to play the football over the "rope/string" (later over the "net" like tennis or volleyball), it had similar rules to volleyball, but with 1,2 or 3 players on each side of the net...
In 1936 were written the first official rules.
The first challenge cup was played in 1940.
It's been regarded as vacation sport since 1962.
In 1971 was found the Czech Footballtennis Association (Český nohejbalový svaz - ČNS).
In 1987 in Switzerland was found Federation of International Footballtennis Association (FIFTA).
The first European Championship was played in 1993.
The first World Championship was played in 1996.
It's very popular in Czech Republic, Slovakia, but also in Romanian, Hungary, Brazil, Switzerland & Austria.
c) Boys and girls:
• Juniors: age between 16 and 18
• Youngsters: age between 13 and 15
• Children: age up to 12
c) Cross Double
Every team has always three sets between the players in the team (it doesn't matter how many players play...single, double,...) so for example: one pl. catches/picks the offense of opponent, sets to his playmate, he sets the ball very good to the third player near the net... & he smashes it over the net to opponent's side i...