It was an accurate ceiling shot that won Haber his national championships. He could drop the ball into the left rear corner from any place on the court, with any stroke: overhand, underhand, or sidearm. Paul was the first player to use the ceiling as an offensive weapon; his patience and determination with it were legendary.
For almost five years, Haber played up to 100 exhibitions a year, not counting tournaments. He was playing so much in practice – sometimes six hours a day – that he often complained that a weekend tournament got his arm out of shape. So much play made Haber a court philosopher; there was little he didn’t know about handball.
In his early career, Paul was a professional golfer. After his handball success, Paul returned to golf as a club pro in the Chicago area.
Paul’s father Sam is also a member of the Handball Hall of Fame.
USHA National Handball Championships
1966 Four-Wall Singles Champion
1967 Four-Wall Singles Champion
1969 Four-Wall Singles Champion
1970 Four-Wall Singles Champion
1970 Three-Wall Doubles Champion
1971 Four-Wall Singles Champion
1971 Three-Wall Doubles Champion
1973 Three-Wall Singles Champion
1974 Three-Wall Doubles Champion