Joe Durso is the undisputed king of Handball. For decades, he dominated the sport on the Coney Island courts. Passionate and obsessed, the legend took The Athletic on a colorful ride through his ...
The King of the Courts is the St. Albans Handball Association's premiere event, and perhaps the most prestigious Big Blue tournament around. Rookie won in 1998, but was defeated last year in the semi-finals by Ray Lopez, who went on to take the crown. This year Rookie was unstoppable.
The 22th Annual King of the Courts was played on July 20th and 21st. We had a great record breaking turnout of 117 players who came to compete and showcase their skills at Big Blues largest “Grand Slam” event. You read corectly 117 participants and temperatures reaching well over 100 degrees on the court. The heat was very challenging for all the players, but they played their hearts out point by point.
Welcome to St. Albans Handball Association. Host to the King Of The Courts Championship Tournament! Pre-registration for this event and all others events will open in January 2019. The most player defining tournament in the game again took place on July 2017 and with 2018 coming up soon all should be training many players are making strides getting into the later rounds putting vets on notice!
Every year, New York's top street handball players converge at a tournament in Queens to determine who takes the crown as King of the Courts. Watch the video here.
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The Saint Albans Handball Association held their annual King of the Courts Big Blue Men's Singles Championships on July 27th 2002 at Roy Wilkens Park in Queens. This Association added to the "pot" money that had been raised selling food and refreshments to the players and spectators.
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Better known in handball circles as "Rookie," Wright holds the record with seven King of the Courts wins in the 21 years since the tournament began. After playing together one afternoon, Wright ...
Six-time king of the court John “Rookie” Wright says besides basketball, handball is the most played sport in the city. “It’s easy to pick up,” he tells CBS2’s Steve Overmyer. “It ...