Team Handball Basic Rules. The Basics. The Playing Court: The court measures 20 meters (65' 7") by 40 meters (' 3"). The court is larger than a basketball. The origins of handball can be traced back to medieval times but it was in that the rules of modern handball were first created in Denmark. The game is. The rules of Team Handball are straightforward. The players consists of two teams that each have seven players including one goalkeeper and.