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[race-48-logo-1-300x230]Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 6/12/19- The World Players of Handball’s Race 4 Eight Tour Powered by ESPN is thrilled to host the 2019 Tucson Memorial/Race 4 Eight 9 Stop #2 from October 31-November 3, 2019 at the home of the WPH in Tucson, AZ. The 2019 Tucson Memorial/R48 9 Stop #2 will be held at the Tucson Racquet Club, located at 4001 N. Country Club Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716.

Enter HERE

The 2019 Tucson Memorial will mark the 60th event in the history of the Race 4 Eight tour, with the tour spanning 16 states in in first eight+ seasons. The 2019 Tucson Memorial will feature the largest prize purse of the 2019 handball season, with the top R48 Men’s pros, Women Race 4 Eight, and Senior Race 4 Eight (40+) pros vying for one of the sport’s most prestigious prizes.

The Tucson Memorial was designed by local handball players in early 2015 to honor those in our community that have left us, following the mantra: Life is what you celebrate. Every ounce of it. Even it’s End.

“This is not a somber event, instead it’s a celebration of life and the sport we love most… HANDBALL!!!” exclaimed WPH Executive Director Dave Vincent. “This year’s Memorial, the handball community will be celebrating those that helped progress the game; members of our handball community that have passed; past champions and future players of the game with the Tucson Memorial Handball Tournament!”


The 2019 Tucson Memorial R48 Men’s Pro will feature defending R48 Memorial champion, R48 #2 and Tucson Racquet Club member Sean Lenning, the WR48 will feature defending WR48 Memorial champion, WR48 #1 and 18-time WR48 titlist Catriona Casey, while the SR48 will feature defending SR48 Memorial champion and SR48 #1 David Fink. Lenning, Casey, and Fink will face the most formidable fields of the season, respectively, as the world’s best always make their way to Tucson every fall for The Memorial.

Hundreds of junior and amateur level players will join the top pros at the 2019 Tucson Memorial, as the junior and amateur players will be competing in skill level and age bracket singles and doubles at the Memorial’s handball celebration.

“We take a lot of pride in hosting the Tucson Memorial,” stated Vincent. “No detail is too small in preparing for this mega event, as we have a tremendous staff and an outstanding group of volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure this event is a massive success.”

To watch the action from Tucson live on the Watch ESPN App starting on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday November 3, starting at 10 am EST, go HERE

For more information & to enter the 2019 Tucson Memorial/R48 8 Stop #2 HERE


WPH RACE 4 EIGHT: The World Players of Handball’s 2019/20 Race 4 Eight 9 Powered by ESPN features R48 stops in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Oregon, Montana, Louisiana, Texas, New York, Texas, California, and Utah, all culminating with The Player’s Championship in Utah in May of 2020. Similar to Nascar’s Nextel Cup and the FedEx PGA Playoffs, players earn points in the Race 4 Eight’s regular season stops to qualify for the season-ending Player’s Championship and bonus prizes.

For more information on the WPH Race 4 Eight, please contact World Players of Handball Executive Director David Vincent at or World Players of Handball Development Director David Fink at For more information on the World Players of Handball, please visit

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