Hungary's top ranked men's and mixed doubles player Csaba Bányik, centre, is among the stars set to feature at the Teqball World Series event in Paris ©FITEQ

The International Federation of Teqball's (FITEQ) first Teqball World Series event in the French capital Paris is set to begin tomorrow, featuring doubles competitions in three categories.

A total prize fund of $100,000 (£76,000/€90,000) is up for grabs for players at the CDFAS Centre of Sporting Excellence.

FITEQ's ban on Russian and Belarusian players is set to be in force at the World Series event due to the attack on Ukraine.

Serbia's Bogdan Marojević and Nikolo Mitro are the reigning men's doubles world champions, and enjoyed a promising start to their season with victory at the European Teqball Tour Opener in Lisbon last month.

Hungary's Csaba Bányik and Ádám Blázsovics are first and second respectively in FITEQ's men's doubles rankings and will be expected to challenge, as will Romanian pair Apor Györgydeák and Szabolcs Ilyés, runners-up at the World Championships in Gliwice last year.

The host nation's hopes could rest with men's singles World Championships silver medallist Julien Grondin, who is competing with Hugo Rabeux.

A total of 61 pairs are on the entry list in the women's doubles.

The women's doubles category did not feature in Lisbon last month, but Brazil's Natalia Guitler and Rafaella Fontes triumphed as it made its World Championships debut last December.

They are among the 24 entrants.

The United States' Carolyn Greco and Margaret Osmundson were beaten by Guitler and Fontes in the final in Gliwice, but are still ranked first and second respectively in FITEQ's women's doubles rankings.

Romania's Kinga Barabási and Katalin Dakó who were placed third at the World Championships will also be likely to challenge in Paris.

In the mixed doubles, 52 pairs are set to compete, including the Hungarian world champion Zsanett Janicsek and Bányik, who are joint-top of the world rankings.

Brazil's Leonardo Lindoso De Almeida and Vania Moraes Da Cruz were silver medallists in Gliwice, with Romania's Györgydeák and Tünde Miklós among the other stars taking part.

Competition is set to begin tomorrow in the men's and women's doubles, with the mixed doubles starting on Saturday (March 19).

Semi-finals are due to be held on Sunday (March 20), followed by the medal matches on the main table.