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Toledo 2013 by Peter Peart

Two weeks after the Maryland event, many of these same participants from the Maryland tournament found themselves headed for competition at the 63rd USHA National 3-Wall Championships-Maumee, Ohio (generally referred to as Toledo), against the best who decided to make the journey.¬†This annual end of summer season tournament is steeped in tradition and ritual going back over 3 decades at this same location. And even though many of us only play in Toledo once a year, there is a familiarity that makes it a home away from home. Each of the few years since I have been attending, I look […]

On the way to the National Championships in Toledo by Peter Peart

If playing handball serves to enrich our lives, then the 3-wall game played outdoors throughout the warmer months and culminating with the national championships held in Toledo, Ohio, adds to the treasure trove that handball provides. Before we arrive in Toledo in late August, a talented pool of 3-wallers gather and play at Centennial Park in Columbia, MD. Throughout the summer, on any given day, the courts are always occupied with players hailing from near and far (as much as 2-3 hours drive away). The familiar and distinct sounds of the game impart the pleasures of play and competition. It […]