WPH Press: The 59th Annual USHA National Junior 4-Wall Championships kicked off this afternoon in beautiful Tucson, AZ, home of the United States Handball Association. Players from throughout the U.S., Canada, and Ireland filled the Tucson Racquet Club courts for first day of big ball action and an exciting junior handball clinic.
Fred Lewis Foundation Head Coach Abraham Montijo, FLF Offensive Coordinator Sean Lenning, and WPH Master Instructor David Fink led and enthusiastic group of 16 junior players between the ages of 9-16 in a three-court clinic, emphasizing the sidearm stroke, back wall technique, serve and return of serve, and mostly how to have fun on the handball court!
“The WPH was extremely proud to collaborate with the USHA and the Fred Lewis Foundation on this exciting clinic that set the stage for an incredible tournament,” revealed Fink. “The kids were so eager to learn and to improve their games. I think the coaches had even more fun than the students.”
Big ball action will continue tomorrow and the small ball divisions will start as well. Northern California’s 16-year old Anthony Sullivan is already anticipating several very difficult matches. “I am playing in the 19-and-under and there are a lot of really good players entered,” revealed the precocious 16-year old that defeated WPH R48 top 20 pro Erik Torres to win his first open tournament several months ago. “Tyler Stoffel, Gabhain Mc Crystal, and Coleman McGrath are all playing really well and I cannot wait to start playing.”
To follow all of the action from the most prestigious 4-Wall junior handball tournament in the country, go to ushandball.org or click here: http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=12855
Good luck to all of the participants!
Photo courtesy of Matt Krueger and the USHA