Carl Hayden Heads to the Tucson Memorial

Posted on Nov 12 2019 - 12:39pm by DV

Written by Chris Hogan, Carl Hayden High School Head Handball Coach – 

Phoenix, AZ, WPH Press, 11/12/19-

On the first weekend of November, the Carl Hayden Handball Club journeyed to Tucson to play in the Race 4 Eight Tucson Memorial Tournament, which featured the best men’s, women’s, and senior professional handball players in the world. Carl Hayden took 11 scholars, five returning players and six new members to play again in the JR WPH Memorial double elimination singles tournament. 

The Carl Hayden players played against the top two 13-and-under players in the country from the Fred Lewis Foundation, as well as a very talented player from Ireland.  All of our players did their best and learned a little bit more about themselves and about small ball. I was very proud of their effort, their sportsmanship towards their opponents, and respect for their environment. 

The pro players and tournament directors at the Memorial Tournament were extremely supportive of our participation and our program. I want to thank David Fink, the 5th ranked player in the world & WPH Development Director and Abraham Montijo, the 15th ranked player in the world and Fred Lewis Foundation Executive Director for keeping the JR WPH event flowing.  Carl Hayden Handball Clubs looks forward to future handball events/clinics with the World Players of Handball (WPH).

Once again, I want to thank all Falcons for their support of our players, but most of all, our program. 

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