Australian Handball is a sport where players use their hands to hit a ball against one or two walls. It is very similar to squash but without the racket. To play, first a player will do a serve, this is to hit the front wall without touching the ground. Secondly, the other player should hit the ball back before the ball touches the ground twice. Then the server will just do the same to continue the rally.
This sport started in Australia in the late 1800s and the first formal game was held in 1923. Since then, the game has evolved and is now very much played during schoolboys' competitions. The Australian Handball Council heads the official or national Australian handball games.
- American Handball — players use their hands to hit a small rubber ball against a wall.
- Fives — an English sport in which a ball is propelled against the walls in a specially designed court by using a bare or gloved hand.
- Chinese Handball — a form of American handball which is popular in the streets of NY, similar to Wallball.
- Gaelic Handball — a wall-based sport, played in Ireland, similar to squash though the ball is hit with the hand.
- Wallball — a wall-based sport similar to squash in which a hi-bounce rubber ball is hit with the hand onto a wall after a single bounce.
- Squash — a racquet sport played by two or four players in a four-walled court with a small hollow rubber ball.
- See the unrelated sport European (team) Handball.
- Sport in Australia
- Complete list of sports
- The Encyclopedia of Sports