Handball Courts. Initially introduced by Irish immigrants at the end of the 19th century, New Yorkers have taken handball and made it a sport all their own. Although one of the city's most popular activities, plenty of room remains on our courts for new players. Bring a ball to your local court and catch the handball fever!
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The highlight of the NHAC handball program each year is our NYAC/Burt Kossoff Invitational Tournament. This event attracts players from all over the World. Never to be overlooked are our world champion players, along with USHA and NYAC Hall of Fame member Carl Obert, who can be found every Saturday morning on the 21st floor teaching handball to the kids of the Saturday Morning Program, our future champions.
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This is a practice game (non-money) in Staten Island, New York. This game features some of the cities most talented up and comers.Steven Rains & TerciVS.Nick...
The author is an acknowledged expert (by the United States Handball Association) in the sport of one-wall handball. He himself is a USHA award winner, a National Grandmaster (10 age-group national championships in singles and doubles), and a member of the New York Handball Hall of Fame, both as a player and contributor to the sport.
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The game was popular in New York City since at least the 1930s. Chinese handball (also known as Ace-King-Queen, King (s), and Slugs ), is a form of American handball popular on the streets of New York City and Bridgewater, NJ during the 1960s and ‘70s, and is still played today.
The history of New York City handball, usually played in singles or doubles, can be traced back to the 1800s, long before the rise of basketball, according to Bushwick player Raul Fantauzzi, a ...
New York Today: One Ball and a Wall Wednesday: The history of handball, a commute update after last night’s mess, and New York’s first bikes. By Jonathan Wolfe
the west by the majestic Hudson River. In downtown Yonkers, just. south of Getty Square, is the Yonkers YMCA. Deep within this. building there are two solid concrete rooms measuring 20’ by 40’ by. 20”. This happens to be the exact dimension of standard four wall. handball courts. During this long ago golden age (1970-1985) hundreds of men from all backgrounds would enter these courts to do battle with a hard black ball, opponents and, in some cases, themselves.