Welcome to Beach Handball in Adelaide! IMG 2557 2

If you're looking for a new sport to play, or want a fun way to get fit this summer, beach handball has exactly what you're looking for!

Beach Handball is an attractive, fast-paced non-contact sport that combines competition with leisure and can be enjoyed by anyone. What does it look like? It's like soccer with your hands.

Played on the sand outside the Stamford Grand at Glenelg beach each Sunday over the summer months, it is fun-filled, fast-paced and perfect for beginners.


Beach handball is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, for both players and spectators. We welcome you to come and see the sport in action at Glenelg beach, or have a go!

Beach handball teams are currently looking for new players, so email us right now so we can get you started!

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Rules of the game

Beach handball is played on sand by teams of four players (plus subs)Games feature two halves of 10 minutes each.

The rules allow players to hold the ball for three seconds, and take three steps with the ball. Players pass the ball between their teammates in order to create space to shoot at goal.

In beach handball, extra points are awarded for spectacular goals, such as alleyoops or 360˚ spin shots, penalty shots or goals by a goalkeeper. Goals must be shot from outside the six-metre area, therefore encouraging giant leaps at goal.

Each half of the game is worth one point each. Should each team win a half, the game is decided by a ‘shoot-out’.

See the Beach Handball rules section for more information.