American Open Beach Handball Championship

Sun, sand, & sport in beautiful Gulf Shores


April 30 - May 1, 2016


101 E. Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL 36542


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Gulf Shores: Small Town, Big beach


Dear Beach Handball Friends:
On behalf of the residents, staff and City Council, I am honored to welcome you to Gulf Shores, home to some of the most picturesque beaches in the US.

This year, the last Sunday of April, I will present the Gulf Shores Mayors Cup to the American Open Beach Handball Championship winners. So, what are you waiting for? Come and explore all that Gulf Shores has to offer and experience what our Small Town, Big Beach is all about.

Robert Craft, Mayor


Gulf Shores

Dreaming of warm days, sugar-white sand and crystal blue water. We’ve got you covered. Enjoy it all from the comfort of the Phoenix I, Island Winds East/West beachfront vacation rentals. Featuring all beachfront properties, offering one, two and three bedroom units right in the heart of downtown Gulf Shores next to The Hangout and The Gulf Shores Public Beach.

Tournament Details

The annual American Open Beach Handball Championship, will begin on Friday of the last weekend of April and will feature divisions for Men, Women and Youth. Three playing courts will be stationed on the public beach at The Hangout.

Coaches Course

Team coaches, referees and delegates can increase their knowledge of Beach Handball by completing the International Handball Federation (IHF) Beach Handball Masters Course and Certification, which will be conducted at various times during the competition.

2015 Photo Gallery


To register for either the tournament or the referee clinic please click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch.

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Dede Piankova

P.O. Box 1591
Gulf Shores, Alabama 36547
Phone: (707) 295-7191