Santa Ana HB Club Forms

Junior Tournament and Doubles Fundraiser

Santa, Ana, CA, WPH Press, 6/4/23

JR WPH was proud to support the Santa Ana Handball Club’s junior handball tournament and fundraiser on June 3 at Boisseranc Park in Southern California to launch the Santa Ana Handball Club’s nonprofit organization. The event featured 45 junior handball players, an open doubles tournament, opportunities to donate, food vendors, new Santa Ana club shirts to purchase and raffles.

“What a turnout today,” declared Santa Ana Handball Club’s Founder and Executive Director Gilbert Granado. “We had to add a 10-12-year-old division. I did not expect that many to show up. I was definitely blown away by the enthusiasm the kids showed.”

The Santa Ana Handball Club was recognized by the United States Congress House of Representatives at the groundbreaking event for acquiring its non-profit status and bringing together the Handball community.

WPH legends Mando Ortiz, Jr. and Alfredo Morales offered their support during the inaugural event, in addition to a number of players and parents who eagerly supported the Santa Ana Handball Club in its first major event.

“JR WPH is extremely proud to support the Santa Ana Handball Club and its initiatives to grow the game of handball,” stated the WPH’s David Fink. “We are excited for what is next for the Santa Ana Handball Club and its ambitious goals to introduce the game to 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.

Keep an eye out on, as new clinic opportunities and recaps pop up weekly. Want to coach a clinic or a junior handball program? Need more information regarding junior handball? The Junior WPH group spans multiple countries, continents and oceans with clinics happening daily. We can help! Contact WPH Development Director David Fink at

To enable Junior WPH to continue to host junior handball clinics and tournaments across North America with Certified WPH Coaches, the World Players of Handball invites you to make a tax-deductible donation today in supporting the growth of the game. 100% of the donations received by the WPH go towards junior handball development.  Donate on-line HERE or send your generous gifts through PayPal (HERE) or by mailing checks to:  WPH, 3561 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 125, Tucson, AZ, 85718.

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David Fink

WPH Senior Writer

Posted on: June 4, 2023, by : DV