Date of birth: March 12, 1972
Height: 6 ft 1 inch
Dominant hand: Right
Hometown/where you live now: Kingwood, TX
Coach (now/ever): Tommy Burnett
Sparring partner(s) at home: Adam Bernhart, Omar Lemus, James Grogan, Jerry Garcia
Most important win in a tournament and most satisfying win in a tournament: Seattle Qualifier over David Fink
Best ever tournament: Finalist in Atlanta Pro Stop, Lost to Chapman, only time I ever made it to the final of a pro stop
How long have you been playing: 32 years
What do you do for work: Chiropractor
What are your goals in handball going forward: Play a few tournaments, have to be careful with my shoulder, but I would like to be competitive on the 40+ pro tour
What are your goals for the SR48 season: Become top 3 on the SR48
Favorite handball tournament: Simple Green U.S. Open at Los Cab Nationals, always a great event and the best venue
How do you prepare for Senior Race 4 Eight events: Cross training, interval training, handball 1X per week, tennis 2-3X per week, lift weights.
What do you love about handball: The competition with myself, such a tough sport; you really have to be in the zone mentally and physically to play at your best.
Favorite pro player (now or ever): John Kendler, Tati Sylvera, tough choice
How would you describe your game: I play an all around game, I can wear my opponents down at times, I can dig a lot of balls to stay in the rally
What is your best shot: serve down the right, right corner kill
Given the choice, what top R48 would you most like to play: Moreno, Naty Jr.
Who has inspired you to play this game at such a high level: My dad, Gary Hamel
Who do you think is the best player of all time: Paul Brady
Which pro would you most like to have played in his prime? Naty Sr.Share this Story!