Contrary to popular belief, handball is a very competitive
sport. It is the original poor man’s sport; all that is needed to play is a
hand-sized ball and your hands. Boys and girls of any age can play handball. The
only thing that matters is the ball, your opponent and the wall.
The sport has been around since the 19th century; initially introduced by the
Irish, the United States modernized the game into a sport that demanded mental
strategy and precision. It is a game that I can’t get enough of. When the
night courts were open, many others and I would play till 4 o’clock in the
morning. By the time I got home, the sun was on its way up. I would collapse for
a few hours only to wake up and find myself playing again. Many players would
agree with me when I say handball is an addiction. After working a long day in
the machine shop, looking greasy and dirty, I would still make it my duty to go
to the park and bust out a few games.