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opening day 2021





☚OPENING DAY

                  MARCH 9, 2021



OPEN PLAY IS USUALLY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY @3:00 - 6:00


and SUNDAY @ 10:00








Park your car on Woodward or Merrill Plaisance and meander past Lake Frances, the brand new Tennis & Pickle Ball courts and 

Detroit Mounted Police Stables to the Handball courts. Click image above for map.


Though there are not leagues, there are semi-consistent times for games at the courts.

Try Monday, Wednesday or Fridays at 3:30 - 6:30, and Sunday mornings at 9:30.


link to PALMER PARK FACEBOOK PAGE

Click on the link where people post pick-up games.

                                      

 

 In the heart of Motown....  

From 1950 to 1972 the 3 Wall Nationals were held at Palmer Park.

  In the mid 70s the courts fell on hard times, falling prey to neglect   and disrepair. In 2018 a small but determined group of handballers began a revival. 

Now you can be part of history when you roll 'em out

at these 4 - 22' x 40' courts.

Consider donating for court improvements though the MHA Donations page or the GoFundMe for Palmer Park Court Rehab. 

 GoFundMe link 

LINK TO 

COURT STATUS UPDATE 

Back in its heyday from 1951 to 1972, Palmer Park was the place for handball, hosting the 3 Wall Nationals. These tournaments lasted a week, with players coming from all over the country.

Herskowitz, Decater, the Obert brothers, August, Russo and Hofflander car-pooled from New York.

Paul Haber drank his way to the Palmer Park - and to championships.

Jimmy Jacobs represented the best of Los Angeles.

And hometown favorites such as Golden, Scopis, Rott and so many more graced these courts.

This was Detroit handball ......  

 - The 1971 3 Wall Nationals -


Joel Wisotsky-Ruby Obert vs

Fred Munsch-John Sabo


            Click the photo to head back in time

            to see video of the match and Palmer Park

            crowd filling the stands. 


☜This was 

Detroit handball

......


andThis is

Palmer

Park

Detroit  handball ......

 



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