Sports Competition for Adults Over 40: A Participants Guide to 27 Sports
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Handball is the oldest game played with a ball and, according to the President's Council on Physical Fitness, the "best all-around conditioner." The minimum age for "Masters" handball players is 35. The national sponsoring organization for handball in the United States is United States Handball Association.

United States Handball Association
2333 N. Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, Arizona 85716
Phone: (520) 795-0434

The first table below presents the schedule for the 2017 national championship adult handball tournaments. The second table summarizes the number of competitors, by gender and selected age groups, for the 2016 National Championships. The next tables present the 2016 national champions in the major national handball championships.

2017 USHA Handball National Championships
2017 USHA 4-Wall National ChampionshipTBA
2017 NMHA Masters Doubles Handball National ChampionshipApril 6Cincinnati, OH
2017 NMHA Masters Handball Singles ChampionshipMay 4Denver, CO
2017 USHA 1-Wall National ChampionshpAugust 2Coney Island, NY
2017 USHA 3-Wall National ChampionshipSeptember 1Maumee, OH

2016 Handball National Championship Summary Table
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Over 60 Men Over 70 Women Over 60
2016 NMHA Masters 4-Wall Singles National Championship 102 0 68 36 0
    Percent   100%   0%   67%   35%   0%
2016 USHA 4-Wall National Championship 249 0 202 109 0
    Percent   100%   0%   81%   44%   0%
2016 USHA 3-Wall National Championship 185 0 113 36 0
    Percent   100%   0%   61%   19%   0%
2016 USHA 1-Wall National Championship 38 0 24 0 0
    Percent   100%   0%   63%   0%   0%
2016 NMHA Masters Doubles 4-Wall National Championship 126 0 72 48 0
    Percent   100%   0%   57%   38%   0%

2016 USHA 4-Wall Handball National Championship Fridley, MN June 14-19
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
SinglesMen35/40+Gavin Buddy4
SinglesMen45-49Ducksy Walsh4
SinglesMen50-54Shawn Linnell7
Singles BMen50-54 David McElwain6
SinglesMen55-59Gary Scogin10
Singles Men60-64 Lloyd Garcia16
Singles BMen60-64David McElwain12
SinglesMen65-60Merv Deckert21
Singles Men70-74James Ward19
Singles BMen70-74Wayne Baker12
SinglesMen75-79Vittorio Di Luzio10
SinglesMen80+Charlie Wicker14
DoublesMen75-79Di Luzio/Grossenbacher14
DoublesMen80+Wicker/Del Grande10

2016 USHA 3-Wall Handball National Championship Maumee, OH Sept. 3-7
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
SinglesMen40-44Casey Mayo5
Singles BMen40-44Presley Sims III7
SinglesMen45-49Jim Kramer5
SinglesMen50-54Thomas Valenzuela8
Singles BMen50-54Mark Miller13
Singles Men55-59Scott Walker6
SinglesMen60-64Phil Kirk5
Singles BMen60-64Jesse Valera14
Singles Men65-69Roger Berry14
SinglesMen70-74Bob Bardwell11
SinglesMen75-79Michael Driscoll3
SinglesMen80+Ben Marguglio4

2016 1-Wall Handball National Championship Brooklyn, NY August 2
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
SinglesMen40/50+Milton Jones6
SinglesMen65/70+Joe Agosto6

2016 NMHA 4-Wall Handball Doubles National Championship Fountain Valley, CA April 7-10
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Doubles BMen55+Gaboury/Travens10
DoublesMen65+Carrillo Sr/Fitzwater14
Doubles BMen70+Kelly/Aguire8
DoublesMen75+San Angelo/Clark10
DoublesMen80+Del Grande/Wicker6

2016 NMHA Masters Singles 4-Wall Handball National Championship Portland, OR May 5-6
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
SinglesMen40+Gavin Buddy18
SinglesMen45+Arturo Suarez8
SinglesMen50+John Robles8
SinglesMen55+Mike Flannery9
SinglesMen60+David Steinberg16
SinglesMen65+Edward Campbell16
SinglesMen70+James Ward20
SinglesMen75+Michael Driscoll7
SinglesMen80+Charlie Wicker5
SinglesMen85+Joe Lenhardt4

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