The wall version of handball is thought to be among the oldest ball games that is still played, with records of its play from ancient Rome, Spain, and France. Games involving throwing or hitting a ball toward a wall have been around since balls were created, with different cultures developing different versions, including the Spanish jai alai , the British fives , and the sport known as Irish handball.
1 : a game played in a walled court or against a single wall or board by two or four players who use their hands to strike the ball. 2 : a small rubber ball used in handball.
handball noun (GAME) A2 [ U ] in the US, a game in which players hit a small, hard rubber ball against a wall with their hands. Giantstep Inc/DigitalVision/GettyImages. [ U ] (US also team handball) a game similar to football, played by throwing a ball instead of kicking it. skynesher/E+/GettyImages.
a. A game that is played, often on a four-walled court, by two or more players who alternately hit a small rubber ball against the front wall with the hand, with play stopping if the ball bounces twice on the floor or does not reach the front wall. b. The ball used in this game. 2.
A game in which a small ball is batted against a wall or walls with the hand, alternately by opposing teams of one or two players. noun.
A city sport played against a wall with you hards. Probably one of the oldest and greatest games. Played in the U.S. and Ireland, in U.S. mostly in New York City.
American handball is played on a walled court, with either a single (front) wall, three walls, or in a fully enclosed four-wall court; four-wall courts typically have a ceiling while three-wall courts may or may not. The four-wall court is a rectangular box.
For those of you who do not know what handball is, it is a sport similar to racquetball. The difference is that you play with your hands. The walls are very similar, and some of the same rules apply. But in my opinion, handball is a bit harder due to the fact that you are using a part of your body to hit the ball, not a wooden racquet.