JR WPH Singles: The Memorial

Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 11/7/23

The Fred Lewis Foundation’s Abraham Montijo graciously led the 2023 JR WPH Memorial 11-and-under big ball singles, featuring nine players from Tucson and Juarez. FLF star Johnny Lindsey won the title, defeating Juarez’s Luis Cordova III in the final.

All of the youngsters played multiple matches throughout the one-day junior event, while having the opportunity to watch the world’s best handball players in action on adjacent courts.  

“All of the player’s parents came out to watch,” stated Coach Montijo. “It’s important for the kids and parents to see that this is not just a rec sport and there is really somewhere to go with it. It means a lot to the kids to say they are playing against the sons of the number one player in the world (Luis Cordova). People tell me how much the kids are improving and it’s nice because I’m in a bubble seeing them every day and don’t necessarily see those improvements.”

Thank you to Abraham and to all of the players and parents for participating. Thank you to Coach Abraham for continuing to inspire young people through handball, while providing opportunities for competition, teamwork, travel and growth through handball.

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WPH Senior Writer

Posted on: November 7, 2023, by : DV