The World Players of Handball's Professional Tour of 2015/2016, Powered by ESPN, started off with a bang at the Simple Green sponsored US Open of Handball in Fountain Valley, CA. Athletes from around the globe came out to participate in this world class sporting event and compete for $200,000 in cash prizes.
The largest US Open of Handball results are in:
- 345 participants
- From 17 states
- Representing 9 countries
"There is a very collegiate atmosphere at this tournament," said Bruce FaBrizio, inventor and founder of Simple Green. "Eighty-five-year-old people who have played since they were 12 are coming to this event as well. It's a family friendly festival."
Handball is one of the oldest sports in the world, dating back to 1500-2000 B.C. and is still incredibly popular today. Individuals or teams of two hit a small rubber ball against a wall with their hands. Similar to tennis, the objective is to make it impossible for the opponent to return the ball. The sport is divided into three categories depending on the number of walls surrounding the players: one-wall, three-wall and four-wall handball.