Handball. Basic One-Wall Handball Rules. The Game. The game is played by two (singles) or four (doubles) players. It can unofficially” be played by three players (cutthroat). The side first scoring 21 points, or 11 points in the third game “Tiebreaker” wins a game. The side first winning two games wins the MATCH.
A Handball Court with one wall increases the amount spectators that can view the game and are less expensive to construct than 3 or 4 wall Handball Courts. Handball Courts have an overall length of 131.23’ (40 m), width of 65.62’ (20 m), and have a total area of a 8611 ft² (800 m²).
We are having difficulty finding information on how to construct the wall for our court. We are building the one-wall style court. The dimensions of the wall are: 16 feet high and 20 feet wide.
One-wall handball, also known as 1-wall, wallball or international fronton is an indirect style ball game where one hits a small rubber ball with their hand against a wall with the goal of the game being to score more points than one's opponent when you hit the ball so that it bounces off the wall and the floor (within the court lines) in such a way that your opponent cannot return the ball and you thus score a point.
The main wall is build primarily out of 2x6 material and sits on blocks, both to allow water to flow and to allow for leveling adjustment, since the ground was presumably not flat. The wall is covered with 3/4" MDO plywood and protected with two coats of outdoor paint and a capping 2x8 beam on the top.
A vertical line marked on each sidewall, 5 feet behind the short line, indicates the front edge of the back court receiving zone. In one-wall handball the wall (front) is 20 feet wide and 16 feet high, with a playing zone 34 feet long (the back edge is the long line) by 20 feet wide. The sidelines extend 3 feet farther from the wall than the long line.
One-wall handball courts have a wall 20 feet (6.1 m) wide and 16 feet (4.9 m) high. The court floor is 20 feet (6.1 m) wide and 34 feet (10.4 m) long. When not played as part of tournament or league play, the one-wall game typically uses the bigger ball called "the big blue" (described below in the "Equipment" section).
They do offer handball courts at some of your local YMCAs, but I believe they play more of the professional way, using the smaller ball and more than one wall. If you want to try it, but can't find an official type of wall, the side of a building works quite well for practice!
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