Tyler Hamel, Kingwood, TX

Posted on Feb 11 2014 - 4:39pm by DV

2Hot Seat: Tyler Hamel

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.

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