The Tucson handball community and the World Players of Handball have finalized plans with the City of Tucson’s Parks and Recreation Department on a project to convert five existing 4-Wall outdoor courts to 3-Wall. The existing courts are part of an underutilized 10-court facility in the geographic center of a community of approximately one million citizens. The goal of the planned improvements will be to not only increase access and utilization of the complex for the Tucson community, including youth handball development programs, but also provide additional tournament capacity for both small and big ball handball events.
The sketch illustrates the intended scope of the renovations. The intention is primarily to convert the five existing south facing courts from 4-Wall (enclosed) to 3-Wall (open in rear) by removing the back panels and adding additional concrete flooring/slab beyond the current back walls. Fencing and lighting improvements will be included to create a protected and safe area of play. Just outside the playable area, there will be a shade structure and room for bleachers within a beautiful grassy area, which will also provide space for picnics and barbecues, etc.
This is a terrific location in the northeast corner of Tucson’s principal mid-town park and golf/tennis/recreation center complex. The location is ideal for both casual and tournament play, given the proximity of supporting commercial, retail, and lodging – as well as the availability of access via the public transportation system. The project renovations are set to be completed during the fall of 2019.
In order to provide sufficient funds for the improvements, we are requesting that our members/friends of the handball and racquetball community consider contributing toward the associated costs. We will need to raise at least $100,000 to provide the quality project the handball community deserves. All donations will be tax deductible and greatly appreciated. “Lifetime Memberships” will be awarded to those donors contributing $500 or more and will be recognized on the Randolph 3-Wall Wall of Fame.
Please consider donating and sending your generous gifts by mailing check or money order to: World Players of Handball, 3561 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 125, Tucson, AZ, 85718. Please 'earmark' the check as, "WPH Randolph Project" in the memo section. Generous Randolph Project contributions can also be sent via Paypal HERE
For more information, please contact World Players of Handball Executive Director David Vincent at firstname.lastname@example.org or World Players of Handball Development Director David Fink at email@example.com. For more information on the World Players of Handball, please visit wphlive.tv