Floor Regulations · Handball - Changes to the Rules of the Game Overview · Handball - Current editorial changes and additions to IHF Rules of the Game. The rules of Team Handball are straightforward. The official Team Handball weighs about 16 ounces and is 23 to 24 inches in circumference. 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.