The Washington Athletic Club’s WPH Pre-Race Invitational and Instructional Clinics

Posted on Jul 8 2015 - 11:22am by DV

PeixotoThe Washington Athletic Club and the World Players of Handball are proud to present the Pre-Race Invitational and Instructional Clinics on Saturday, September 12th, 2015. The Washington Athletic Club served as the home of the first two WPH Race 4 Eight Player’s Championships in 2012 and 2013 and is thrilled to present to kickoff event to the Race 4 Eight V season.

The Pre-Race Invitational features Seattle’s four-time Race 4 Eight champion and current Race 4 Eight Player’s Champion Sean Lenning, third-ranked and current national finalist Emmett Peixoto, current Race 4 Eight Rookie of the Year and current collegiate national champion Daniel Cordova and rising top 20 Race 4 Eight star Erik Torres. Lenning and Peixoto own the hottest rivalry in the sport, with the pair trading wins in over 60 matches played dating back to their teenage years. The dynamic group of Lenninghandball pros will each play two singles matches on Saturday afternoon, with the winners of the semifinals facing one another for the Pre-Race title on Saturday evening and the losers from Saturday afternoon’s semifinals facing one another for third place.

TorresLenning, Peixoto, Cordova and Torres will conduct instructional clinics between the semifinals and the finals on Saturday afternoon for collegiate and junior handball players, as well as WAC members. The pros will focus on handball technique, strategy, situational play and having more fun on the court!

“This is an incredibly exciting event for the Washington Athletic Club and the World Players of Handball,” boasted WPH Executive Director David Vincent. “The pros will dazzle during the Pre-Race Invitational and will be equally impressive in teaching the game to players of all levels during the instructional clinic. This is a can’t miss event if you are in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.”

CordovaFor more information on the Pre-Race invitational and all of the World Players of Handball’s upcoming initiatives, please visit or contact David Fink at For more information on the Washington Athletic club, please visit or contact Pre-Race Invitational director Randy Multack at

David Fink

WPH Senior Writer


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