The Tucson Racquet Club is known for being a handball hot spot.
Players aged eight to 80 are participating in a 24-hour tournament in midtown to help support youth handball and to fight heart disease.
The Fred Lewis Foundation for Youth Handball and the American Heart Association are co-sponsoring the Handball for Healthy Hearts event.
Players participate in 24 one-hour intervals, which started at 4:30 p.m. and is expected to go on until 5 p.m. Saturday.
Health care professionals are offering blood pressure screenings, health information and CPR techniques at the event.
The co-sponsoring organizations are accepting tax deductible contributions.
The Tucson Racquet Club hosts handball tournaments and is home to competitive leagues.
It's one part of a long-time handball tradition in Tucson.
The United States Handball Association Hall of Fame is located in the 2300 block of N. Tucson Boulevard in midtown. National tournaments are organized there, and it is also the location where the sport's only publication, Handball Magazine, is produced, according to the U.S. Handball website.
More information about the sport and the USHA Hall of Fame in Tucson can be found at www.ushandball.org.
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