Beach handball history. At the end of the 1980s beach volleyball was the sport that flourished on the beaches of Italy – and that sport soon became the inspiration for the country’s handball players to consider how they could transfer the game to the sand.
Beach handball is a team sport where two teams pass and bounce or roll a ball, trying to throw it in the goal of the opposing team. The game is similar to standard handball, but it is played on sand instead of on a solid floor. Because the ball loses most of its bounce on sand, there is little to no dribbling, and players instead perform more passing as the rules of travelling still apply. Matches are played as best two-out-of-three sets. If teams are tied at the end of a regular set then the te
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World Championships . Olympic Games. World Games. Super Globe. Beach Handball. III Men's and Women's Beach Handball World Championships 2008 ; II Men's and Women's Beach Handball World Championships 2006
Beach handball – A timeline. 1992: The first beach handball demonstration match was played in Misano Adriatico (ITA). 20 June 1992: Beach handball is played for the very first time on Ponza island in Italy. July 1992: San Antonio beach in Ponza (ITA) hosts the first-ever beach handball tournament.
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In contrast, Beach Handball is still in its infancy but continues to grown exponentially since it began in 1994. A primary factor for its growing popularity is that like other beach sports, Beach Handball does not require a structural court to play on. Any beach with an open space of unobstructed sand can be used.
Beach handball at the World Beach Games. The Beach Handball World Games tournaments were first contested in the first World Beach Games event in Qatar, Doha.
The IHF Beach Handball World Championships is an international beach handball competition contested by the men's and women's national teams of the member federations/associations of International Handball Federation, the sport's global governing body. The tournament was established in 2004, taking place every two years to allow continental tournaments to flourish without the burden of the World Championship qualifiers crowding the schedule every 12 months. The current tournament format lasts ove