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American handball

Definition of the noun American Handball

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Specialised definition of the noun American Handball

Glossary of sports

return game played in a room (approx. 13 x 6 x 6 m) with all four walls being part of the playing field (as singles and doubles). The ball is made of hard rubber, has a diameter of 4.8 cm, and is played with the palm against a wall in such a manner that the opponent is unable to reach it after it has hit the floor. A set is played to 21 points, a match is played as best of three sets. In regard to facilities and the idea of the game, American handball is very similar to squash and racquetball. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Explanation

American handball is a sport in which players use their hands to hit a small rubber ball against a wall so that it bounces off in such a way that their opponent cannot return it. There are three versions of handball that can each be played by either two players, three players or four players.

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Google previewSports around the World: History, Culture, and Practice [4 volumes] (2012)

History, Culture, and Practice by John Nauright

American handball is a fast-paced game similar to traditional Gaelic handball from Ireland. The game can be played on indoor or outdoor courts, or on any surface with a hard wall. Handball involves players using a gloved hand to hit a ball ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Olympic Movement (2015)

by John Grasso, Bill Mallon, Jeroen Heijmans

American handball is a sport ...

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