Beach Handball Right Around the Corner

June 25, 2014

It’s that time of year again. After a super-successful event last summer, it is finally time to return to the sands of Chicago’s North Avenue beach for the second annual ChicaGO Beach Handball tournament.

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Beach Handball is a very different game from its indoor cousin. Extra points are awarded for “spectacular” goals so Beach Handball is very spectator-friendly. Be prepared to see plenty of creative shots such as 360 aerials and lots of alley oops/kempas/kung fus!

This year’s event will have 12 teams from all over the USA, including 3 teams featuring top-level handball stars from Germany and Poland. Inter is happy to welcome our VIP guests to Chicago and to our tournament:

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Pascal Hens – long-time German national team player, two-time Olympian and 2007 World Champion

Malte Petersen
Jendrik Meyer
Malte Schroeder
Daniel Sasse
Bartlomiej Jaszka
Bartlomiej Tomczak
Tomasz Zyzik
Krzysztof Lijewski
Rafal Glinski
Marcin Lijewski
Bartosz Zielinski
Torge Johannsen
Mario Cloessner
Martin Ziemer
Pascal Hens
Philipp Mueller

Martin Ziemer (the MVP of last year’s event) and Malte Schröder (right back of MT Melsungen) liked last year’s event so much that they came back again this year!

There are only three more days until everyone faces off on the sands. The action starts at 10am, Saturday, on North Avenue Beach. The event is FREE to attend and we will have an exhibition court set up for you to try out Beach Handball and test your skills.  See you there!

Putting on events like this takes a tremendous amount of time and resources. Please consider donating to Chicago Inter to keep events like this happening. Chicago Inter is a 501c3 non-profit and your donation is tax-deductible.