Caraballo & Chopper Growin’ It

WPH Press, 10/4/23

The first week of October saw WPH Outdoor pros Manny Caraballo and Anthony “Chopper” Hernandez enthusiastically and graciously donate their time and extraordinary handball skills to inspire the next generation of players.

3WB Pro Finalist Caraballo Inspires at the 2023 3WB World Championships

3WB pro finalist Manny Caraballo graciously jumped on the court with a number of junior players at the conclusion of the 2023 3WB World Championships on the Las Vegas Strip, hitting the ball around with the kids and even playing some doubles. What a thrill for the youngsters to share the court with one of the game’s top stars!

WPH Outdoor Ice Bowl Champion Anthony “Chopper” Hernandez Inspires at the Santa Ana Handball Club

WPH Outdoor Ice Bowl Champion and current 3-Wall #1 pro Anthony “Chopper” Hernandez runs a weekly junior clinic with Gilbert Granado’s Santa Ana Handball Club at the Delhi Center in Santa Ana, Ca. “Our goal is to teach the kids the fundamentals of the sport while keeping a fun and competitive atmosphere,” stated Coach Chopper. “We have kids ranging from 7-17 years old who are all hungry to learn. As the official coach of the SAHC, I take pride in the growth of these children and my goal is to teach them everything I know so they can develop both on and off of the courts.”

Thank you to Manny and Anthony for giving back to the game and inspiring the next generation of players.

About the Santa Ana Handball Club

The mission of the Santa Ana Handball Club is to connect with the youth through handball, introduce youngsters to the sport, spend quality time through coaching and training, provide opportunities for the youth to compete, and support their dreams and celebrate their achievements

Founder and Executive Director: Gilbert Granado

Board members: Jack Miranda (Treasurer), Mario Ramirez (board member), Isaac Manzo (board member), Anthony Hernandez (official “Coach” and Ambassador)

The Santa Ana Handball Club nonprofit was established in 2023

The Santa Ana Handball Club has hosted several junior clinics at El Salvador Park in Santa Ana and several youth tournaments at the same park.

Pictures courtesy of Gilbert Granado.

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Posted on: October 4, 2023, by : DV