TALLCORN Tournament

2016 runner-up, Andy Nett and champion, Luis Mereno

The TALLCORN Handball Tournament is one of the longest running in the United States.  Des Moines, Iowa has been host to the TALLCORN since 1949.

The 69th Tallcorn & Central Regionals for  2017  will be April 21-23 at the Des Moines Wellmark YMCA, 501 Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Tallcorn entry form_2017

Tallcorn on R2Sports.com

2016 Open Doubles Nikolai Nahorniak, Tyree Bastidas, Chip Morales, Luis Mereno

Downtown Des Moines  map and nearby restaurants

Parking near the YMCA

2016 65+ Singles, Jim Ward (runner-up) and John Nett (champion)
  • Street parking is free after 6 PM Friday and through the weekend
  • Garage parking for a fee during the week located East of the YMCA along 5th Avenue.  Garage parking is free on the weekends unless there is a special event nearby (555 5th Ave, Des Moines, Iowa)
  • Entrance to the YMCA is located at 5th & Grand (SE corner of building).  Tournament check-in will be near the front desk
  • Mens and Womens locker rooms on the 1st floor (womens locker room further down hall from mens). Towels available. Bring your own lock
  • Handball courts on the 2nd floor. Take the stairway just outside the Men’s Fitness Center Locker Room.  Courts are at South end of basketball courts (go right at top of stairs)
 Saturday Luncheon
  • Lunch will be served from 11:30 to 1:30

    2016 two event champion, Eli Seaman, in 50+ and 60+ Singles
 Saturday Night Banquet
  • Location TBA. Refreshments begin at 6 PM, Food will be served at 7 PM with a short program around 7:45 PM

Tallcorn Results: 2016 2015  2014   2013   

Tallcorn Champions since 1949

History of Des Moines Handball

  • Tournament Hotels

Holiday Inn Downtown.  1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa, 50314. 1-800-465-4329.  $90 for single or double bed. Deadline April 7, 2017

Additional Visitor Information & More Hotels at CatchDesMoines.com

Tallcorn sponsors

Tallcorn sponsor

Wellmark YMCA


Learn handball

Learn to play handball Jan2017


Handball is a lifetime sport of fitness, fun and camaraderie.

Its a sport for any age… kids, teenagers, college student to older adults looking for another sport to enjoy and stay in shape.

You can see the game played almost everyday at the Wellmark YMCA.  Typical playing times are Monday through Friday at Noon, Wednesday at 5pm, and Saturday mornings at 10am.  To play the game you need handball gloves, eye guards, and a handball.

Join us for a four-week introduction at the Wellmark YMCA every Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:30 from January 25th to February 22nd.  Call Mark Craiger at 515-707-8531 to reserve your spot. Handball flyer-Learn to Play at YMCA

Contact Mark Craiger (mcraiger@paragonitpros.com) or Jed Mengel (Jed.Mengel@axa-advisors.com) for more information about how you can learn and play the game.  We can help get you started.

USHA Rules and Development