Podcast (Episode 59A): Beach Handball Pioneers

Mika Maunula and John Ryan: Beach Handball pioneers reunited at the So Cal Beach Handball Championships

25 years ago, Mika Maunula and I dragged a couple of handball goals onto the sand in Hermosa Beach, California to play what we thought at the time was beach handball. The sport has come a long, long way since those humble beginnings. In this short podcast discussion Mika and I trace the past 25 years and look forward as to what the sport might look in the future.

Note: U.S. Men’s Coach, Michael Hansen was listening in and didn’t concur with the timing of all our recollections. I suspect he’s probably right in some instances. Regardless, I think it’s a fairly accurate representation of the sport’s gradual evolution and rapid development the past few years.