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Paul Haber

Paul Haber

USHA Hall of Fame Induction: 1983

It was an accurate ceiling shot that won Haber his national championships. He could drop the ball into the left rear corner from any place on the court, with any stroke: overhand, underhand, or sidearm. Paul was the first player to use the ceiling as an offensive weapon; his patience and determination with it were legendary.

For almost five years, Haber played up to 100 exhibitions a year, not counting tournaments. He was playing so much in practice - sometimes six hours a day - that he often complained that a weekend tournament got his arm out of shape. So much play made Haber a court philosopher; there was little he didn't know about handball.

In his early career, Paul was a professional golfer. After his handball success, Paul returned to golf as a club pro in the Chicago area.

Paul's father Sam is also a member of the Handball Hall of Fame.

USHA National Handball Championships

1966 Four-Wall Singles Champion
1967 Four-Wall Singles Champion
1969 Four-Wall Singles Champion
1970 Four-Wall Singles Champion
1970 Three-Wall Doubles Champion
1971 Four-Wall Singles Champion
1971 Three-Wall Doubles Champion
1973 Three-Wall Singles Champion
1974 Three-Wall Doubles Champion

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