Handball Growth in the Pacific Northwest

Handball is growing in the Pacific Northwest. On Saturday April 25th, from 1:30 – 4:30 PM, the newly created Oregon State University Handball Club will be hosting a mini tournament with a team from Portland, OR and a team from Seattle, WA.

This year alone, the Pacific Northwest handball community has grown from 2 to 4 teams with the additions of Seattle and Corvallis, to a 5 year old Portland – Vancouver rivalry, thus creating more playing opportunities.

A tournament was hosted by Vancouver in November 08, which saw the host team finishing first followed by Portland and Seattle. In December 08, Seattle hosted its first tournament with Vancouver winning ahead of Portland, CalHeat and Seattle. Portland and Corvallis have been playing games on a monthly basis.

If you are interested in joining any of the existing teams, or want to come watch the April 25th games, let us now and email us at info@portlandhandball.com

Also, if you’re looking for a team to play with at the U.S. National Championships, Seattle is looking for players. Contact TJ Ogden at info@seattleteamhandball.com

Editor’s note: Thanks to Portland’s Stephane Roux for the report. And a reminder to all: If you would like for an article to appear in Team Handball News send your suggested write-up to editors@teamhandballnews.com.