can you take triamterene daily drinking on antibiotics amoxicillin overseas pharmacy no prescription viagra plus purchase propranolol canada when is the best time to start taking clomid levaquin no prescription canada order digoxin mg drugs endep paypal roxithromycin shop cheap mevacor 20 mg floxin cost in canada buy lisinopril online usa xenical legal in england buy brafix in singapore generic for celebrex 200 mg fast online shipping of xenical where to purchase viramune what is terbutaline used for during pregnancy didronel order online trandate mist canada 1 pound fish man bbc nitroglycerin interaction other drugs best drugstore foundation for oily skin 2011 canadian pharmacy- aldactone how much will duphalac cost metformin generic manufacturers lotensin coupon code over the counter asthma inhaler walgreens nombre de pastillas para abortar efectivas buy tricorn hat london ordering super active levitra online 20mg long term side effects of prandin lisinopril drugs weight loss where to buy zoloft online usa suprax drugs beat way to order elavil retin-a 0,025 online cheap alli diet pills coupons craigslist londonderry northern ireland celebrex generic name celecoxib buy trental with paypal nike air max mens levitra com for women what is the medicine finasteride used for atorvastatin walmart generic is there a shortage of viagra super active crushing levaquin tablets are drugs from india legal generic benadryl safe during pregnancy strattera overnight shipping cheap buy ponstel capsules buy tetracycline perth australia cardgames net ru files 1000 legal buy tricor online canada cheapest zebeta tablets uk cafergot canada companies only lisinopril hydrochlorothiazide missed dose valtrex fast mexico where to alligator hunting para que se usa motilium clomid tamoxifen hcg pct zenegra canadian pharmacy buy wellbutrin sr cheap cephalexin online purchase prednisone withdrawal how long carafate mail order india buy atarax paypal accepted can you buy purinethol over the counter in germany thundersky 100ah lithium ion lifepo4 battery cheapest wellbutrin tablets uk cheap lantus pens lamictal generic cheap costs birth control pills diclofenac what is mirapex made of where to get clomid privately can order brand advair diskus canada can people take veterinary prednisone cytotec online pharmacy uk non persciption synthroid where can i get ashwagandha leaves can you only get himcolin on prescription estrace to purchase without a prescription canadian propecia online one month pregnancy abortion pills in india hotel villa cipro venice-lido nexium online pharmacy canada fml forte sold over counter united pharmacy support services purchase abilify 20mg online order prandin pill cleocin gel on line for sale no script can i buy viagra online with paypal aspirin 75mg tesco viagra soft supplier in uk over counter medication similar nexium cheap furosemide no prescription acheter livebox 2 zte cheap diclofenac 100 mg femara sublingual dosage atarax 10mg tablets side effects how to order noroxin aqua band songs generic from differin free birth control pills online no prescription can you buy biaxin over the counter in germany cotton pharmacy los algodones mexico ivermectin for horses paste what kind of medicine is allegra flovent with american express is there a generic brand for levitra allegra d buy online india craigslist usa denver colorado bactrim ds dosage for skin infection what benadryl is good for dogs can you buy online generic toprol xl buy viagra soft boots cvs aspirin 81 mg tablet ec zovirax over counter walgreens comprar carbozyne original can yasmin be bought over the counter where to buy renagel with echeck prograf costco half price yasmin generic pravachol switzerland online prescriptions viagra vermox canadian pharmacy cheapest liverpool taxi atorlip-10 medication side effects gasex phone orders can you buy innopran xl in ireland over counter nimotop yasmin over the counter generic plan b cost walmart buy live chickens online uk buy moduretic online usa sinequan sold over counter pramipexole treatment of restless legs syndrome buy imuran inhaler canada cialis from canada pharmacy buy online review 100mg kamagra buy penegra taking a break from tamoxifen do alli slimming tablets work when to take clomid after a cycle low price quibron-t uk side effects of lopressor 50 mg antibiotics to purchase from canada where actos pravachol discount medications generic allopurinol switzerland buy alligator meat nj pharmacy will you order allegra canada generic uk paypal kamagra oral jelly cold sore prescription medicine price increase viagra buying atrovent how to by omnicef online nizagara daily use reviews viagra plus generic cialis how to use bactroban ointment strattera discount vouchers free trial venta de viagra en farmacias ahumada buy lamisil tablets online australia celexa does combivent cause weight gain amitriptyline dosage sleep brahmi vati ayurvedic medicine health canada lioresal buy buspar in ireland generic desyrel switzerland femcare online forum what is the generic version of zofran differin gel 0.1 & pregnancy how can i get promethazine codeine prescribed actoplus met in croatia hoodia 9000 where to buy sinemet brand order discount code for rosuvastatin i pill nitroglycerin website buy eurax australia betnovate dosage cialis en farmacias sin receta prescription pain meds for fibromyalgia can you only get requip on prescription lipitor with prescription arthrotec 75 dosage information generic lipitor recall 2012 buy avodart online australia what is ranitidine hcl used to treat buy online viagra for women purchase periactin how to take accutane for a second time licensed pharmacy metformin best online pharmacy generic arava what does fosamax contain non persciption pyridium lipothin delivery uk buspar medication for anxiety can you buy hydrochlorothiazide over the counter like generic vasotec safe reviews on trandate brand name toprol xl online buy epivir-hbv mg online buy cheap tretinoin 0,025 buy himplasia hong kong viramune not generic hoodia to buy in england discount zyrtec mg most reliable place to buy promethazine online risperdal from serpina next day delivery himplasia reviews for men buy generic pletal buy desyrel 100 periostat acne reviews ranitidine 300mg tablet speman pas cher tinidazole without prescriptions medicine canadian cholestoplex cheap overnight pharmacy atarax order atarax uk pharmacy buy proscar online without a prescription omnicef liquid cost celebrex online forum alcohol and diclofenac sodium 50mg is there a generic for risperdal generic drug for strattera buy cipro antibiotic buy cheap alli uk aceon mg price viagra for women 2012 where to buy live yeast cell derivative proscar where to purchase olanzapine 15 mg price actoplus met fast mexico how to get clomid with how to order acticin aldactone common side effects buy generic motilium online ephedraxin no prescription compare prices generic femara canada glyset perth australia what doses does risperdal come in benzac online forum generic finasteride 5mg canada mercury drugstore philippines products where to buy pure hoodia select menosan for sale philippines buy atrovent online in usa lexapro for anxiety my daily experience how do i cancel my acai burn order prescription drug zyban cyproheptadine for cats asthma ciproxin side effects headache no rx robaxin where purchase trazodone safe to buy generic differin from usa craigslist usa california iphone aldactone weight loss dosage exelon competitors glee we found love lyrics bupropion cost target generic astelin uk paypal how long does it take flomax to work for kidney stones bupropion brands in india z pack dosage 5 day buy viagra super active phexin overnight pharmacy half price proscar hyaluronic acid price in india generic medicine for vytorin zoloft reviews anxiety depression zocor dose time can you buy clomid pharmacy actoplus met from usa pharmacy prednisolone online sales anacin without prescription canada abana medication how to buy tegretol order finast online uk lipothin order by phone purchase revatio cheap is voveran sr available over the counter lamictal prices walmart janssen cilag saudi arabia careers allegra coupons walgreens bactrim ds 800 160 mg what class of drug is prilosec antabuse prescription uk side effects of naproxen ec 500mg what does imitrex pill look like elavil medication interactions prograf 100mg tablet aciclovir shipping overseas where to buy diflucan cheap natural post-cycle therapy supplements retino-a cream 0,025 weight gain artane no prescription needed kamagra soft side effects uk what is seroquel medication used for requip xl coupon lozol canada online no prescription cialis australia prices fml forte cheap uk lithium on line cialis 2.5 buy nolvadex for research purposes where do i tadacip in usa norvasc bonus pills shampoo better than nizoral liv 52 order by phone pulmicort respules side effects weight gain where do i cephalexin in india atarax visa get malegra dxt toronto buy cheap kamagra jelly sildenafil lisinopril 25 mg for sale side effects of risperdal injection paxil stopped working now what bupropion xl side effects 300mg where to buy cheap xenical flagyl 400 wiki aciclovir 400 zithromax no prescription cheap aciclovir tablets 200mg buy lopressor australia pharmacy what is the dosage for detrol la bayer aspirin max dose alli shopping list what is sildenafil andros does plavix patent expire best price celebrex generic can you buy phenergan over counter amaryl order online trazodone use for dogs albenza online pay paypal tetracycline daily use reviews buy generic cabaser para que se usa el medicamento topamax online accutane no prescription lexapro dosage children organic pharmacy reviews order aciclovir europe buy proscar online canada no prescription zyban prices usa zanaflex sale flomax pharmacy price prandin drug oversea viagra jelly where to buy in canada prescription buy avodart online purchase unisom common side effects of coumadin how to order anchen bupropion imuran online urispas canada head office pure acai berry reviews uk viagra from canada for women overnight delivery amaryl without ventolin overdose effects levitra cheapest rate buy kamagra oral jelly australia 100mg himalaya septilin usa cheapest online drugstore tadalis sx reviews and dosage best place to buy ceftin without a prescription canadian online pharmacy for doxazosin chloramphenicol costco tretinoin 0,025 brand positioning which uk site to buy unisom national socialist movement usa cost of zyprexa relprevv colchicine to purchase without a prescription can your buy plus in ireland levitra online drug buy valium online uk no prescription purchase erection packs 2 doxycycline hyclate dosage and administration color of tamsulosin capsules can you buy penegra over the counter in germany cytotec pills side effects cipla pharma does viagra oral jelly work buy chloromycetin discount reliable canadian pharmacy reviews cost of aygestin without insurance lotrisone otc what type of medication is ventolin sale altace baclofen on line pharmacy viagra pharmacy canada can you only get ortho tri-cyclen on prescription indomethacin 50mg cap mylan pariet side effects rash safe tetracycline buy para que se usa el medicamento prozac caverta from usa pharmacy side effects of tegretol cr 400 pulmicort respules pediatric dose ic doxycycline mono uses sirve viagra para mujer zyloprim canada head office buy orlistat mexican pharmacies how many mg of benadryl to take anti anxiety medication citalopram cheap aciclovir 100 mg mercaptopurine side effects back pain order januvia cheap diclofenac 100 mg zetpillen buy online mobic generic buy female cialis boots pharmacy buy ephedraxin tablets canada what class is phenergan with codeine ordering allegra on line what is doxycycline hyclate doxycycline in india lipitor pas cher italie atacand cost canada tulasi limited india viagra 25 mg tablet buy seroquel low cheap price buy diarex visa propecia price comparison altace 2.5 mg side effects death by xanax overdose generic for protonix 40 mg cozaar from europe cheap genuine zofran online what are the side effects of doxycycline mono aspirin 75mg gastro resistant tablets buying canadian drugs in us korean red ginseng online shop can order precose canada buy meclizine tablets vardenafil lowest price lisinopril and hydrochlorothiazide tablets usp 20 mg/25/mg generic acticin uk paypal can you buy zovirax pharmacy allegra london facebook buy genuine phenergan uk 100 mg hydrochlorothiazide valtrex medication information cost of zyprexa at walmart best place to buy differin without a prescription perceuse lithium pas cher online pharmacies in mexico what is mircette used for imitrex buy online canada how much does yasmin cost australia what is maxalt-mlt getting high off gabapentin nike air max men over counter lozol 150 mg viagra overdose alli weight control pill where can i buy phentermine hcl 37.5mg zyprexa uk buy actoplus where can i buy retail price of zetia cytotec dosage to induce abortion effexor xr online from uk ponstel generic 2013 drugs ayurslim costco accutane and alcohol webmd comprar rogaine 5 original maximum dose of cialis a day lov cost deltasone flagyl er 100mg cheap trazodone coupons lithium grease wiki generic for cymbalta 2011 actonel ordering online pharmacy viagra clinic arimidex pharmacy coupons hyaluronic acid shelf life liposafe no prescription generic advair diskus info drug amitriptyline 25mg cost how to take prednisolone 5mg soluble tablets buy naprosyn billig mentax online kaufen indian viagra plus mail-order astelin valtrex online canada drugs tadalis sx order online list of tesco stores selling prilosec buy phexin online pharmacy lisinopril cheapest rate avapro price comparison rumalaya next day delivery how long does it take for cymbalta to work on pain nizoral shortage 2013 can you buy tenormin generic atenolol generic name allopurinol buy tramadol online buy generic trileptal us pharmacy online levitra professional buying micardis in manchester deltasone rx how many aleve pills to overdose when was generic dilantin available buy adalat us
twitter facebook picasa vimeo
Join Our Email List

2015 World Championships

3wal2014web     Aug. 11-21, 2015
      Calgary, Alberta

Login Form

Lost Password?

Sign up for Court Shorts


Sign up for Court Shorts HERE . court_shorts_sign2

US Handball's E-Newsletter

Tournament Calendar

May 2015 June 2015
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Go to list of events

Contact Us

  2333 N. Tucson Blvd.
  Tucson, AZ 85716
  This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it


Growth of Handball in NY PDF Print E-mail

Growth of One-Wall Handball in New York
Taken from A History of U.S. Wall Handball

by Mickey Blechman, Rockville Centre, NY

By 1900, Irish 4-wall handball was well established in the U.S.. Just before that the Amateur Athletic Union was founded to promote and control sportsmanship in many sports.

The beaches of South Brooklyn had long fairly high wooden jetties to prevent beach erosion. Bathers, at low tide, used the jetty sides as walls to hit a "bald" tennis ball with open hand against them. Areas were marked off in the sand and single-wall handball was born. These bathers would go to beaches fully clothed and change into beach clothes in lockers at the various Baths that had been built for them and for promenaders.

In 1909, Charles J. O'Connell convinced Charles Keene, manager of the Parkway Baths, to build a one-wall handball court at his establishment. It was such an immediate success that one beach club after another built 1-wall courts for their members. Within a few years Brighton Beach Baths had more than 20 1-wall courts in almost constant use.

Within 10 years, the A.A.U. held the first city-wide tournament. By the '20's there were more courts indoors and many A.A.U. tournaments. The Metropolitan Association, A.A.U. held N.Y. State and Metropolitan A.A.U. tournaments. The National A.A.U. sanctioned the Nationals in the Metropolitan area.

In the '30's, the N.Y.C. Parks Department put up thousands of courts in the five boroughs. There were tournaments almost every week during the warmer months. Many athletic clubs had built 1-wall courts indoors and there was intense competition between their teams. Women's tourneys starting in the '30's were outdoors at the beaches.

By the '40's there were other courts away from the South Brooklyn beaches. Except for WWII years, there was lots of activity. >From 1913 there had been, in the newspapers, coverage of all types of handball. After WWII, handball as an amateur sport with few spectators, got decreasing coverage in the media. In the '50's, with little exception, there was only a National A.A.U. tournament and that was about it. The last A.A.U. tournament was in 1976 in Coney Island.

In 1959 Irving Ehrlich who had founded the Brownsville Handball Club promoted and ran the huge first National U.S.H.A. 1-Wall tourney (which has been held annually, with 2 exceptions, ever since).

The original ball before the '20's was a cross between the Irish 4-Wall Hardball which is like a golfball, and the bald tennis ball. The official "Ace" handball used today is very much in keeping with the "official" balls used through the years. Of course, the growing game in the Metropolitan area is "Big Blue" that uses a racquetball instead of the Ace or any others of its kind.

The rules of the game, through many versions, are really very much unchanged. However, in each of the many printings, there are many changes in wording. C.J. O'Connell continued his interest from the early 1900's, wrote the first rules and continued to be active in all phases of the game until he died at age 93. He wrote many A.A.U. handbooks and other published books on handball that may be available even today.

< Prev   Next >

Purchase Handballs


CLICK HERE to purchase handballs!

USHA 21 Handballs are the Official Handballs of the United States Handball Association's National Tournaments and Sanctioned Events.