--- Handball Announcements, News & Messages

Handball Announcements, News & Messages

2019 SCHA Hall of Fame

The Southern California Handball Association is inviting all HANDBALL players and their guests to the event of the year - The 2019 SCHA Hall Of Fame Outdoor BBQ and Dance to be held August 24, 2019. Our 2019 HOF inductees are Chris Watkins, John Libby Jr., and Ron Moormeister. This year's event will proudly be hosted by Tom and Julia Serrato at their home in Covina, CA.. This is a great opportunity to hang out with your handball friends, share your handball stories, enjoy music and dancing, and join in honoring the inductees. IT IS A PARTY!!! NO HANDBALL, NO WAITING FOR COURTS, NO REFEREES! Get your tickets from any SCHA board member or call Jim VandenBos @ 562-843-2137 or Mark Zamora @ 626-372-9981 with any questions.

The party starts with cocktails @ 5:00 PM. Dinner will be served @ 6:00 PM and HOF inductions follow the dinner. Our DJ will be spinning tunes all evening. So bring you dancing shoes and your guests and let's boogie down! Master of Ceremonies - White Rapper Free Valet Parking Address - Serrato house - 20232 E. Dameral Dr., Covina, CA. 91724

This event supports Youth handball and the SCHA! Price - $50.00 per person You can pay at the door with cash or check or call Jim VandenBos or Mark Zamora and reserve your seats! If you prefer, checks can be mailed to :

PO Box 962
Sunset Beach, CA. 90742

Everybody pays for a ticket including the SCHA board and Hall Of Fame Members.

2019 So. Cal. 3 Wall State Championship

...in memory of Jr. Vasquez

was a huge success this past weekend. We had 35 kids this year, which was really perfect. Sometimes we have so many that its hard to give them substantial playing time. This year we were able to have them play singles in three divisions, A, B,and C. Again all kids recieved tournament shirts , USHA official headbands, free food, and a pair of Owen handball gloves.

The Open final was incredible. Vic Perez and John Wayne Cortez defeated Marcos Chavez and brother Carlos Chavez in a 11/ 10 tie breaker. Both teams had opportunities to win game. At 10, 7 John Wayne had a perfect setup floating in the air 7 ft. from front wall with no one near him and he floored it. The Chaves brother came in and got to 10,10. With one man down Marcos tried a difficult fly kill to win, only to also floor the ball. The final rally was ended with a kill by Vic to win the game. Congratulations to Vic and John Wayne for there first win at this great tournament. Marcos has won 4 times. Armondo Ortiz, and Eddie Silverya also have 4 wins each.

There was plenty of good food and a great family atmosphere. We had some big ball players come down and try little ball. Our tournament presents an opportunity for some cross play. A good time was had by all.

The donators were Tom Martinez, Mark Zamora, Mark Shelgren, Marc Penick, Tom Serrato, Tom Koop of Owen Gloves, Bo Kinnelly, Jim Mendoza, Larry Borunda, The Chicken Koop restaurant, Stephanie, Hathaway, Ben Lee, Harold Silva, Terry O'Reilly, Jimmy Ramirez, Chris Watkins, Roy Harvey, Greg Stansbury, and Tavo Martinez. I apologize is i missed anyone.


SoCal Champions at USHA Four Wall Nationals

The Southern California Handball Association thanks all local players that participated in the 69th USHA Nationals held at Los Cab. It’s the players that made the tournament a success and once again Southern California had more competitors than any region in the United States as well as Ireland and Canada. A shout out goes to Stephanie Hathaway who made the 35/50women’s division a real event! Thanks to the large group of volunteers that kept the tournament moving forward. We also wish to congratulate the following SCHA players who earned National titles @ Los Cab.

When you see these champions at your courts, be sure and congratulate their accomplishments. Southern California (including Las Vegas) produced 20 National championships. This proves that Southern California continues to be the strongest region of handball players in the US. The SCHA thanks all players for continuing to compete and volunteer in local and National handball events!

2019 SCHA Spring Doubles

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, 25 Teams competed in the 2019 SCHA Doubles Tournament at Los Caballeros Sports Village. This event was a fund raiser for the upcoming 3-Wall Jr. National Championships, being held in July. SCHA is hosting, and all proceeds will be used to provide hospitality and SWAG for the Juniors. SCHA was supported by sponsors: Owen Gloves, Far West Meats, Los Cab, West Coast Handball, LAFD Handball and LAAC, who were acknowledged on the tournament shirt.

Jerry Jarrett/Greg Stansbury

Les Halberg/Curtis Irwin

Greg Demos/James Money

Eli Barajas/Mark Zamora Jr

Marcos Chavez/Carlos Chavez

Wafe Risner/WPH Pre Qualifier-LAAC

2018 Turkey Burner-Los Cab

SCHA Mission

After several meetings the SCHA has set out the following plan for 2017;

  1. Increase membership. See below on how to join and who is currently a member.
  2. Improving communications with membership and club contacts
  3. Hosting one day socials
  4. Providing structure to Hall of Fame nominations
  5. Engaging more people and support to event hosts
  6. Increasing support for junior programs and events
  7. Avoiding tournament date conflicts (visit SCHA Tournament Page)

Player Development

Please help us get youth handball programs at your club, Boys and Girls Club, Park and Recreation or Police Athletic League.

Contact Gary Cruz 949-633-2422 if:

Pro Rankings (courtesy of WPH)

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