Australian Rules Football

Equipment

Ball Gloves Goggles

Rules

American handball is played on a 40-feet long by 20-feet wide court with one, three or four walls. The short line lies on the middle of the court's floor, and divides the floor into two 20-foot squares. The service line lies five feet in front of the short line. The service zone is the area between the two lines. Games can be played between singles, doubles or three people. Play is started with the ball served by a player standing the service zone. Serves must hit the front wall first, and then hit no more than one side wall. A serve must also pass the short line before the first bounce, but must bounce before reaching the back wall. Once the ball is served, the receiver must hit the ball on the fly or after the first bounce. The ball can't bounce on the floor twice. The ball can't be returned before hitting the front wall. The first player to reach 21 points wins the game. The first player to win two out of three games wins the match.

Description

American Handball is a form of handball where individuals or two-person teams use only their hands to hit a rubber ball around a four-walled court. American handball is a fast-paced individual or team sport where players knock a ball around a walled court. Using just a gloved hand, players attempt to score points by forcing the ball to bounce on the ground twice before an opponent can return it. Gameplay can be sped up or slowed down by simply changing the size of the ball.

History

It is believed that handball was brought to the United States by Irish immigrants in the 1880's.