Handball Information

A Brief History of Handball

Earliest records of people using their hands to play ball games:
2000 B.C. Egypt
1500 B.C. North & Central America
450 B.C. Italy, Spain & France
Earliest records of people using their hands to play ball games against a wall:
1427 Scotland
1527 Ireland
Earliest records of people playing handball:
1700 Ireland
1742 England
1880 America (Ben Thum reports that "...a combination pub and handball court, the Shamrock Saloon and Ball Alley at 543 Market St. as the oldest published record of a handball court in America: San Francisco City Directory 1851.")

Books and Video on Handball

Four Wall Handball for the Teacher and Student; Pete Tyson; United States Handball Association, 1995, Tucson AZ

The Handball Handbook: Strategies and Techniques, Second Edition; L. Lowy; American Press, 1991, Boston MA

Percentage Handball; Mort Leve, Lewis Leve; 1985

Handball; Michael Yessis; 1984

The Handball Book; Pete Turman, Jim Tyson (Editor); 1983

Handball; Pete Tyson; 1979

Handball Basics; George J. Zafferano; 1976

Sports Illustrated Handball; Wayne J. McFarland; 1976

Handball; Richard C. Nelson, Harlan S. Berger; 1971

Handball: A Complete Guide; B. J. Rowland; 1970

Inside Handball; Paul, Haber; 1970

Handball; Ben A. Plotnicki

Handball; Thomas S. Yukic

Handball: Fundamentals; Charles L. Mand


Percentage Handball Instructional Video, United States Handball Association, 1986, Tucson AZ

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