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The World’s Top Outdoor Handball Stars Head to Las Vegas

2016 WPH/WOR 3WallBall Outdoor World Championships

Las Vegas, WPH Press, 9/12/16- The World Players of Handball and World Outdoor Racquetball are proud to present the seventh edition of the 3WallBall Outdoor World Championships at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from September 21-25, 2016. The 2016 3WallBall Outdoor World Championships will feature multiple junior handball and racquetball clinics throughout the five-day event, small ball and big ball professional and amateur men’s and women’s handball WallBall divisions, professional and amateur men’s and women’s racquetball WallBall divisions, and men’s and women’s paddleball divisions. WallBall’s most exciting event on concrete promises to be the most exciting event in seven-year history of the championships, with ESPN3 covering all of the action live for the third consecutive year, hundreds of players competing from across the globe, and thousands of fans taking in the action.

WPH Outdoor Handball#1 Juan Santos will be seeking his fourth 3WallBall Handball World Championship and fourth WPH Outdoor Player’s Cup title in five years in the 3WallBall Handball Men’s Pro Singles, while New York’s “King of the Court” John “Rookie” Wright will return to Las Vegas for the first time since 2014 in search of the 1WallBall Handball Men’s Pro Singles and Doubles titles. Santos and Wright will face the world’s strongest fields in the 3WallBall and 1WallBall handball brackets, as WPH Outdoor top stars Timbo Gonzalez, Shorty Ruiz, Kevin Gonzalez, Alfredo Morales, Samzon Hernandez, and Sal Duenas will be seeking the event’s top prizes. Women’s WPH Outdoor #1 Tanisha Groomes will be seeking her fourth 3WallBall championship in five years, as well as her unprecedented fifth consecutive WPH Outdoor Player’s Cup in Las Vegas this September. Groomes will have to overcome two of her greatest rivals en route to the 2016 3WallBall title, as all-around handball superstars Tracy Davis and Danielle Daskalakis will aim to dethrone the Women’s WPH Outdoor top star.

Defending World Outdoor Racquetball 3WallBall Racquetball Pro Singles Champion Daniel De La Rosa will be aiming to defend his 3WallBall racquetball singles championship at the 2016 3WallBall Outdoor Championships. De La Rosa will have to contend with racquetball’s top stars, to include racquetball legend Rocky Carson, Charlie Pratt, and Alvaro Beltran. Racquetball’s #1 women’s pro Paola Longoria will aim to defend her 3WallBall women’s singles championship against a strong field that includes former 3WallBall champion Rhonda Rajsich, Michelle Key, and Janel Tisinger.

The 2016 3WallBall Outdoor World Championships will kickoff on Wednesday night, September 21st, with the third annual combined handball and racquetball clinic for more than 50 high school students in the greater Las Vegas area. Handball and Racquetball’s top coaches will be on hand to coach and inspire the teenagers, teaching the fundamentals of the sport and how to develop a physically active and healthy lifestyle through WallBall sports. Saturday night at the 3WallBall Outdoor World Championships will feature the emotional and powerful Armed Forces Military Tribute, honoring our heroes that protect and serve our country and enable us to enjoy the freedom to do what we love.

“The 3WallBall Outdoor World Championships in epic,” stated women’s top five racquetball pro Michelle Key. “It’s the biggest event we have in outdoor and it’s probably the biggest event we have in racquetball and it keeps growing and getting bigger and bigger. Nothing comes close to what they do here at the 3WallBall Championships.”

“The 3WallBall Outdoor World Championships was a court sports dream just six years ago and that dream has become a reality, combining handball, racquetball, and paddleball in the biggest event in court sports,” stated WPH Executive Director David Vincent. “This year will have more combined entries of any outdoor WallBall tournament in the country and if you ask the players and fans, just about each one will tell you that this is their favorite event of the year.”

See everyone at the Stratosphere!

For information on the event, click here

WPH Outdoor Player’s Cup: The World Player’s of Handball’s WPH Outdoor Player’s Cup Series was formed in 2012 to showcase the game’s best 3-Wall Big Ball Stars. Since 2012, the WPH Outdoor Player’s Cup Series has hosted 27 events in California, Mexico and Nevada, creating the stage for hundreds of top big ball stars to compete against one another in professional, competitive and family-friendly events that promote sportsmanship and community spirit while inspiring the next generation of players. The WPH Outdoor V season features events in Southern California, Utah, and Nevada. To see the full schedule, click here. All WPH Outdoor events host Junior WPH clinics with WPH Outdoor Elite players serving as mentors and coaches and junior tournament divisions starting at nine-and-under for boys and girls.

For more information on the WPH Outdoor Player’s Cup Series, please contact World Players of Handball Executive Director David Vincent at, World Players of Handball Development Director David Fink at or WPH Outdoor Director Tom Flores For more information on the World Players of Handball, please visit

For more information on World Outdoor Racquetball, please contact Hank Markus at

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