IF Hallby Sports Association was formed in 1929 at a meeting in Stadsparken. The name Hallby comes from Hall which was taken from Dunkehalla and By from Bymarken.
The men's team had their greatest success in the 60's when they played then in the Allsvenskan (now Handball League) with a second place debut season 1962/63 as the best position. After leaving the highest series, a number of attempts have been made to return without success, but the team is now top team in the second highest series (Herrallsvenskan).
The women's team has on two occasions been up then in the elite series (now SHE) seasons 2002/2003 and 2005/2006 but has now just advanced to Div 1 and has ambitions to advance even higher