Beach Handball Rules

Official Rules

 The Rules are governed by the International Handball Federation. A full copy of those rules can be found here

Understanding Beach Handball

Beach handball is a thrilling and dynamic team sport that is played on a sandy court. It is a non-contact sport where players rely on quick passes and creative plays to score points, often with impressive acrobatic moves like jumps, spins, and alley-oops. These spectacular plays are a hallmark of beach handball and add to the excitement and energy of the game.

Matches in beach handball are played in either two or three sets, with a golden goal or a shootout set if teams are tied. Goalkeepers play a crucial role in beach handball, defending their rectangular area and making crucial saves. They also have the unique opportunity to score points themselves by throwing the ball into the opposing team’s goal.

Despite its non-contact nature, beach handball is a skillful and physically demanding sport that requires a high level of athleticism, coordination, and teamwork. Players must work together to coordinate quick passes and creative plays, all while defending their own goal and trying to score points.


The Game

What You Need

How To Play

How To Score

Who Plays

Who Wins


Do’s and Don’ts

What You Can Do

What You Cannot Do