Area Sports Events Calendar Feb 10-16
Published 6:15 pm, Saturday, February 9, 2013
Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy, 72 Camp Avenue, Stamford, (203)-968-2872. Year-Round baseball/softball training for all age levels and skill levels that includes: A professional curriculum with proven results. Private Lessons (1 on 1 instruction). Buddy Lessons (small groups of 2, 3, or 4 students). Clinics (programmed or create your own). School Holiday Day Camps and Snow Day Specials. Cage Rentals (with or without a pitching machine). Birthday Parties. The Fury Travel Program.
GloveWhisperer.com (Accelerated Glove Conditioning) offers free recommendations on general issues of glove fit and overall glove condition for baseball and softball players at all levels. Their all natural conditioning process makes a new or flat glove playable in days not weeks or months. For more info, email GloveWhisperer@gmail.com or call (203)-487-8997.
IST Sports Headquarters in Norwalk. Program registration is now open. 2013 Programs include basketball baseball, softball, personal and sports specific strength training and Pre-K skills development programs for all ages. Online registration is open and all programs can be viewed at www.integratedsportstraining.com. Please email email@example.com with program questions. New Sporting goods store at I.S.T. Mon-Fri 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Equipment for all ages and skill levels on sale now!
Ct Blue Thunder 12U AAU travel baseball team holding tryouts in February 2013. This team will play in 7-8 tournaments in the tri- state area along with a tournament in Cooperstown Dreams Park, New York. To register for a scheduled tryout email your contact information to CtBlueThunder@aol.com
The Blue Jays Baseball Club is sponsoring a high school exhibition series in the Cooperstown, N.Y. area in Spring of 2013 for varsity and junior varsity teams. They are also sponsoring 3-game summer tournaments for 13U, 14U, 16U and 18U clubs. Night gams can be scheduled. Trophies awarded. For more info, call Harvey Sandig at 607-652-7740 with your open dates. Or email him at Cooperstown314@AOL.com
Elite Sports Training will be holding two baseball clinics the week of February 18-22. EST's pitching clinic will run from 3 p.m.-4:30 pm and the EST skills clinic will run from 5p.m. - 7 pm at Stamford High School. Pitching instruction will focus on proper throwing technique, balance, leg drive and overall pitching mechanics. During the skills clinic players will be actively engaged in drills and instructional games that will focus on fielding, batting, bunting, and proper throwing technique. The clinic director and head instructor is Rit Lacomis (SHS Assistant Varsity / Pitching Coach; Head Coach Babe Ruth 18U Stamford Thunder). He is also a certified CPR and First Aid Instructor. The Skills clinic is $160, $150 if joining with a brother. The pitching clinic is $110, $100 if joining with a brother. Please visit www.elitesportstrainingllc.com for more information or you may call EST at 203-856-7880. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elitesportstrainingllc
I.S.T.'s Winter break Baseball camp will run Feburary 19, 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to noon. Fee: $150/player. Each session will be run by Glenn Katz and I.S.T.'s professional instructors. Baseball skills development, fitness and agility, fun competitions and games will make up this year's camp! Sign up with your friends and enjoy a fun few days working with professional coaches. All sessions will separate registered players into age and skill appropriate groups. To register visit www.integratedsportstraining.com click on the orange register now button on the upper right of the main page. Or use the direct link http://assn.la/Reg/?r=4:57044 Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The highly competitive Housatonic Valley Men's 18+ wood bat baseball league is looking for new players and teams for the upcoming 2013 season. We currently have 9 teams from New Milford, Sherman, Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, Bridgewater, Wilton and Newtown. This is a great league for college players looking for a place to play this summer. Our season begins at the end of May and runs until August. If you are interested in playing contact Patrick Egan at 203-770-2991 or email him at email@example.com
The Stamford White Sox will enter their seventh summer season in the highly-competitive Westchester Baseball Association and have earned a New England Regional bid the previous six years. If you are of college age and ability and would like to play a 35-to-40 game baseball season plus playoffs and tournaments, please email Inzi7@AOL.com or call Coach Inzitari at 203-219-0335.
Babe Ruth BASEBALL
The Stamford Babe Ruth Baseball program will hold a new winter workout session for pitchers and catchers at Stamford High School starting Sunday, Feb. 10. It will run from 8:30-9:45 a.m. The program, under the direction of Bill Casolo and Bobby Augustyn, assisted by Dan Melzer, Rit Lacomis and DJ Mulvany, will run for four weeks and there is a $100 fee.To register contact Butch Lamotta at firstname.lastname@example.org There are still openings for the winter workout general session that runs from noon to 1:45 p.m. at Stamford High School.There is a $175 fee for players leaving Little League or currently registered with Stamford Babe Ruth and a $225 fee for players not registered with Stamford Babe Ruth.To register for this program go to baberuthbaseballofstamford.com
The Stamford Babe Ruth League baseball program will be running an umpire's clinic Sunday Feb. 24 starting at 11 a.m. at Stamford High School. The clinic will be conducted by Tom Byrne and Jim West and there is no cost.All returning Babe Ruth umpires are encouraged to attend. Any new umpire wishing to umpire in 2013 must be at least a senior in high school and a Babe Ruth graduate. Umpires are also required to pass the National Babe Ruth umpire's test.The clinic will cover a wide variety of items to help you become a better umpire. Future youth umpires may attend also if they are planning to umpire in Little League this year.A large turnout is expected. Those interested should email Butch Lamotta at email@example.com to reserve a spot.
LEGION BASEBALL TRYOUTS
Stamford American Legion Baseball Tryouts are set for Friday March 1 and Friday March 8 at 7 p.m. each evening at Bobby Valentine's Sports Academy. Please visit the Stamford Legion Baseball website for more information on the teams, coaching staffs, and registration form: www.stamfordlegionbaseball.com or email Chris Sabia at CSabia17@aol.com
STAMFORD SPORTS HISTORY
The Stamford Historical Society is hosting an exhibit "Forging a Community: Stamford on the Gridiron and on the Diamond 1860-1975." The event opened in September at the group's 1508 High Ridge Road facility and will run through April. Numerous photographs and memorabilia of Stamford football and baseball teams are on display in the galleries. The display is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge (donations are appreciated). Call 203-329-1183 for information.
The Polish National Youth Baseball Foundation wants your excess and used sports equipment. Baseballs, bases, bats, catcher's equipment, gloves, uniforms, etc. Donations can be dropped off at Clark's Trophies, Instant Replay in Springdale, or we will pick up. For more info, contact Al Kaproski at 203-323-9944. The Stamford Old-Timers are helping to promote Baseball in Poland and Eastern Europe.
Baseball Umpires Clinic
The Fairfield County Chapter of Approved Baseball Umpires will conduct a series of clinics for those interested in working high school, regional and youth games throughout the season. Candidates must be Connecticut residents and at least 18 years of age. Clinics on rules and mechanics will be conducted 8-11:30 a.m. on five consecutive Sundays starting Jan. 20 at St. Joseph High School in Trumbull. An exam will be administered on Feb. 24. Interested candidates can visit the website at www.fccabu.org for information or call Darrin Geseshek at 203-209-6137 or Vinny Procaccini at 203-259-7182.
Former UConn point guard Craig Austrie's Basketball IQ Skills camp at the Stamford YMCA is offering a pair of one-year membership packages. For Gold Membership at $245 per month, a player receives three private/semi-private sessions per month. Additional sessions at $45 each. Free evaluation game once per month. 25 percent off summer camp registration. You can get two free sessions if you refer a friend within 30 days of signing up. Craig will also serve as a basketball mentor looking toward AAU, school or college recruiting. The platinum membership at $325 per month entitles a player to four private/semi-private sessions, additional sessions at $36 each, one free evaluation game per month, two free summer camp sessions (a $450 savings), three free sessions for a friend referred within 30 days and basketball mentor sessions. For more info, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-832-2265 or visit www.craigaustrie.net
Peak Performance Sports Camps is back again for another great February Vacation All Sports Camp. February 19-22, 2013. Turn Of River Middle School, Stamford. Half Days 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Or 12:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $119. Full Days 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Cost is $199. 3 Day Specials Available. 3 Half Days $90 3 Full Days $149. You Choose Any 3 Days! Similiar program same days, same prices at Long Lots School in Westport. To register, please visit www.peakperformancesports.net
CT CHALLENGE EVENT
Mark Herzlich, linebacker and cancer survivor from the New York Giants, will speak on Thursday March 21 at 7 p.m. at Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 689 Unquowa Road, Fairfield. "From Cancer to the Super Bowl" is a CT Challenge Speakers Event. Advance tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students. All tickets at the door are $10. To purchase tickets please visit www.ctchallenge.org/herzlich
Newly certified Yoga teacher Ahmad Mickens of Revolution Fitness is holding a series of weekly B-Yoga classes at Revolution Fitness gym. On January 1, 2013, Revolution Fitness moved to its new gym at 579 Pacific Street, Stamford. For more information, please email Ahmad@revolutionfitness.org. Revolution Fitness is hosting Crossfit Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. as well as Wednesday mornings from 6 a.m.-9 a.m. Revolution Fitness also has a new program "The Yard" focusing on strength and hypertrophy. Zumba Classes are available as well. Anyone interested in working out alongside the Revolution Fitness Youth Boxers for one hour can call 203-355-2666 or e-mail email@example.com and get details on Operation Motivation.
Southern CT Synchronized Skating Open House Clinic registration will begin by mail only from Jan 25 -- Feb 13. We encourage skating school kids at all area rinks to attend and try synchro. All skating abilities welcome, but have minimum of passing Basic 5. Ages 6-19. Fee $20. No synchronized skating experience necessary. Bring Figure Skating Skates as you will participate in learning synchro skating moves. Mail check payable to SCSSPO. Send to Shannon Marciano, 943 South Ave., New Canaan, CT 06840. Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with Subject line "SCSSPO Synchro Open House" with the following: Skater Full Name, Age, Phone number, Email, Skating level, and indicate if you've skated synchronized skating before and what level. Visit website www.terryconnerssynchro.org for registration form or information about when the clinic will be held.
SYHA GIRLS LEAGUE
The Stamford Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) Girls League welcomes ALL interested girls from the surrounding area. The Girls league is organized to provide a learning and recreational environment featuring equal ice time for all and competition among girl players of similar abilities as well as provide young girl players the opportunity to continue their hockey careers into High School Girls Hockey. Registration is open to girls birth year between 1995 -- 2006. (Note: Registration fee will depend on participation.) Registration is now open www.syha.org. If you have any questions, please contact the SYHA registrar at email@example.com with any questions/problems regarding the registration process.
CT SEAHAWKS SOFTBALL
The Connecticut Seahawks 10U girls softball team has openings for a few impact players to round out the 2013 season roster. Practices start in January and continue twice per week into the Spring season. Interested parties should contact Richard Izzi at (203)-644-8716 or firstname.lastname@example.org Beginning in March 2013 and continuing through the summer the 10U CT Seahawks will play in 6-7 tournaments and in the Fairfield County Fastpitch Softball League (FCFSL). Offseason practice started on January 7 and continues indoors twice per week.
GREENWICH Indoor Baseball
The Greenwich Dept of Parks and Recreation has registration underway for Indoor Baseball. The program will take place at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center on Harding Road in Old Greenwich on Saturday mornings. Those who will be turning seven or eight years of age will meet from 9 am -- 10 am. Nine and ten year olds will meet from 10 am -- 11 am. Anyone turning age 11 prior to April 30, 2012 is not eligible to participate. The program will include both skill drills and game playing. Indoor Baseball started Saturday, January 5 and continues until February 23, snowdate is March 2. Players should wear sneakers and bring their glove and bat. For more info, please visit the Town's website at www.greenwichct.org. Check out Parks and Recreation and then open youth programs.
GREENWICH INDOOR SOFTBALL
The Greenwich Dept of Parks and Recreation has registration underway for the Indoor Girls Softball Programs for ages 8-14. The program will take place at the Greenwich Civic Center on Harding Road in Old Greenwich on Saturday mornings beginning in January. Ages eight through 10 will meet from 11 am -- noon and ages 11 through 14 will meet from noon to 1 pm. Players should wear sneakers and bring their glove and bat. The program will focus on hitting, throwing, catching, sliding and pitching. Indoor Softball started Saturday, January 5 and runs through February 23, snowdate March 2. Players must turn age 8 by July 31, 2013 and not turn age 15 by that same cut off date. For more info, please visit www.greenwichct.org. Check out Parks and Recreation and click on youth programs.
YOUTH HOOP CLINIC
The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center is registering children in first -- 4th grades for a basketball clinic during the School break winter recess Monday, February 11 -- Friday February 15, 2013. Boys and Girls in first -- fourth grades will come from 9 a.m. -- noon. They will be split up according to ability and age, and taught basketball fundamentals and skills. The program will be under the direction of John Czarnecki who has coached basketball at GHS, the Greenwich Flames, and the Boys and Girls Travel Teams. He currently is working with many HS and travel players in the area to improve their basketball skills. Space is limited, sign up early. The cost for the 5 day program is $225.00. For more info please contact the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center at 203-532-1259, or visit our website at www.greenwichct.org
Rec Soccer OGRCC
The OGRCC is currently offering Recreational Soccer programs for children of all ages (3 and up). Soccer for Tots (Age 3 Only) Tue. 1:45-2:30 p.m., Litter Stars (Ages 4-5) Thur. 2 -3 p.m. and Fri. 2- 3 p.m., Kiddy Kick (Kindergarteners only) Fri. 3:40-4:40 p.m., Co-ed (Grades 1 to 2) Tue. 3:40- 4:40 p.m. and Fri. 4:50- 5:50 p.m., (Co-ed Grades 3 to 4) Tue. 4:50-5:50 p.m. Mickey Kydes Soccer (MKS) curriculums are customized taking in to consideration the developmental stages of each age group, and with an emphasis on soccer skills, responsibility, sportsmanship and fun. MKS has over 19 years of on field experience and is the Coaching Director for our recreational soccer program. Registration is open now and the programs start the first two weeks of January. Go to www.myogrcc.org, or contact the office @myogrcc.org, or (203)-637-3659.
Youth hoop clinic
Youth basketball clinics will be held at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center each Thursday starting Jan. 31. The six-week program for children in Kindergarten will run from 3:45-4:30 p.m. First and second graders will meet from 4:30-5:15 p.m., and third and fourth graders will meet 5:15- 6 p.m. The cost for the program is $100. John Czarnecki will head the program. Czarnecki has coached for the Greenwich Basketball Association, Greenwich Flame travel team, Greenwich Boys and Girls Club, and the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity basketball teams at Greenwich High School. Registration will begin by mail only will be held from Jan. 7--11. In person registration at the Civic Center will be held on Jan. 14. For more information, or to receive a registration form, please stop by The Bendheim Western Civic Center or call 203-532-1259, or visit our website at www.greenwichct.org.
Indoor lacrosse clinic
Registration is underway for the Town of Greenwich Co-ed Indoor Lacrosse Clinic that is open to children ages 6 to 12, at the Western Greenwich Civic Center, beginning Jan. 28. Children ages 6-8 will play from 6:30--7:15 p.m, with children ages 9-12 meeting from 7:30-8:15 p.m. The clinic will be held until March 18.
This introductory non-contact clinic will emphasize stick work, passing, catching, shooting, basic offensive and defensive skills, and small-sided games will be played. The cost for the seven sessions is $95 and must be paid during registration. Sign up early space is limited to the first 12 children per class. For more information please stop by the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center or call 203-532-1259, or visit www.greenwichct.org.
BETTERIDGE GREENWICH CUP
The Betteridge Greenwich Cup 2013 series has 12 races this year and registration is now available for the first two new events. The YMCA of Greenwich Mile Swim & Pool Party takes place from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday March 3 at the Greenwich YMCA. Registration is also available for the Greenwich Half Marathon (13.1 miles) which begins at 7 a.m. on Sunday April 7 at Greenwich Point.The third event of the series is the Cancer Care Walk/Run for Hope (5K Run/Walk, Kids Half Mile) at 9 a.m. on Sunday May 5 at Greenwich Point. For more information visit www.threadsandtreads.com or call 203-661-0142.
The other nine events are: the 49th Annual Jim Fixx Memorial Day Run (5-mile run, Kids Half Mile) at 8:15 a.m. on May 27 on Greenwich Ave., the Whole Foods Cook Your Buns (3-mile run, Kids Mile) at 6:30 p.m on June 7 at Greenwich Point, the Greenwich Point Mile Swim at 7:30 a.m. on July 20, the Betteridge Greeenwich Cup Triathlon (half-mile swim, 15-mile bike, 3-mile run) at 6:30 a.m. on July 28 at Greenwich Point, the HSS Tour de Greenwich XXIX (20 miles) at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 15 at Greenwich High School, the Muddy Up 4 Kids II (5K Mud Run) at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 29 at Camp Simmons, Susannah's Run (3-mile run, Kids Half Mile) at 9 a.m. on Oct. 13 at Greenwich Point, the Back Country Bushwhack (4-mile run, Kids Mile) at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 10 at Camp Simmons, and the Jingle Bell Jog for Pathways (3-mile run) at 9 a.m. on Dec. 8 at Threads and Treads.
Greenwich Track Club
The Snowflake Fitness program for kids grade 2-12 will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays until March 7 at the Greenwich Family YMCA.
The Connecticut Sports Writers' Alliance will accept applications in February for the 2013 Bohdan Kolinsky Memorial Journalism Scholarship. Named for a longtime scholastic sports editor of the Hartford Courant who died in 2003, the scholarship provides the winning applicant $1,500 toward the first year of college study leading to a career in sports journalism. Increased aid is offered for the remaining college years if the student meets certain criteria of progress.Information has been sent to school guidance offices or can be obtained by emailing Robert Barton, competition chairman, at email@example.com, subject: kolinsky. Applications and supporting documents must reach the Alliance at Box 70, Unionville, CT 06085, by Feb. 19.
Stamford Jr. Wrestling Club is in its 22nd year. Registration for the Stamford Jr. Wrestling Club Winter session is underway. The SJWC offers instruction and competitive opportunities for beginners and experienced wrestlers ages 6-14. Wrestlers will have the opportunity to learn skills, practice technique and gain match experience in a disciplined and fun environment. The program is open to children from all towns. For registration information visit www.stamfordwrestling.com or call 203-322-5366.
NORWALK Junior Cheerleading
Norwalk Junior Cheerleading is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that mentors and teaches aspiring cheerleaders in Grades 1-8 on the fundamentals of cheerleading. American Youth Cheerleading has participants ages 5-13 cheer for designated football teams as well as take part in regional events. Norwalk is one of 11 towns in the Colonial Football and Cheer League. For more info, please visit www.norwalkctyouthfootball.com
Ridgefield High School Athletics is now accepting applications for the following coaching vacancies: Boys Lacrosse -- Freshman Coach, Girls Softball -- Freshman Coach, Golf -- JV Volunteer Assistant. Girls Softball -- Head Coach; immediate opening Spring 2013. Cheerleading -- Head Coach; beginning Fall 2013. Successful candidates will:Hold a valid Connecticut Teaching Certificate, Coaching Permit or be eligible for a Temporary Emergency Coaching Permit. Have successfully completed standard first aid, CPR and concussion management training. Have substantial knowledge of the sport for which the application is made. Have knowledge of legal and safety aspects of coaching, medical aspects of coaching adolescents, principles and practices of coaching adolescents and adolescent sports psychology. Show evidence of kindness, intelligence and the ability to work effectively with student athletes and with adults. Possess a steady composure, a sense of humor and grace under pressure. To apply, contact Carl Charles, Athletics Director, Ridgefield High School, 700 N. Salem Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877. Or call 203-438-3785 ext 1010.
WRESTLING FAME DINNER
The Connecticut chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame will hold an induction dinner on Saturday, April 20, 2013from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at MGM Grand Hotel at Foxwoods Resort Casino to honor these men for their contribution to the sport of wrestling and our communities. The six men to be honored are: John Chacho, the former coach at Staples High in Westport and former official. Frank Chaves, the former coach at Simsbury High and a current official. Ken DeStefanis, the former coach at Central Connecticut State University and current youth wrestling club coach. Staff Sergeant Joseph Kapacziewski, a former wrestler at Bristol Eastern High, who is currently an Army Ranger. He has been on multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Bernard Nasser, a long-time official and former coach at Fitch High in Groton. Ricky Shook, the coach at Danbury High School. Chacho, Chaves, DeStefanis, Nasser and Shook will receive a Lifetime Achievement award for coaches, officials, media or contributors with at least 20 years of service. Kapacziewski is being honored with a Medal of Courage, an award for a wrestler or former wrestler who has overcome insurmountable challenges. Each award recipient will be permanently recognized in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (Stillwater, Oklahoma) with an embossed name plaque, and each receives a plaque and jacket to commemorate the very special occasion. These six will join 29 other inductees from Connecticut in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Tickets for the banquet are on sale now for $85 each ($25 kids age 12 and under) and are available online through cwhof.ticketleap.com For more info, please visit www.ctwrestling7.homestead.com/halloffame.html
CHELSEA PIERS CAMPS
Chelsea Piers Connecticut (CPCT, located at 1 Blachley Place in Stamford, is pleased to announce that a vast array of sports classes, leagues and programs will be offered at the 400,000 sq-ft sports complex in the winter of 2013. Led by an extensive team of accomplished coaches, teachers and directors, the fall programs at CPCT will cater to youth and adult athletes of all levels and abilities. Winter programming will be comprised of four core categories: Little Athletes (6 months to 5 years). Developmental (5 years to 13 years). Elite/Competitive Teams (6 years and older). Adult Programs (Leagues and instructional classes).The Little Athletes programs are taught by experienced, professional coaches who also teach the highest level athletes. Sports offered include basketball, gymnastics, ice hockey, ice skating, lacrosse, rock climbing, soccer, squash, swimming, tee ball and tennis. The youth sports development program offers a comprehensive, diverse and innovative curriculum for athletes of all ages. Developmental programs will feature after-school and weekend programs for kids ages 5 to 17 in a wide range of sports including baseball/softball, basketball, field hockey, figure skating, flag football, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, multi-sport, rock climbing, soccer, squash, swimming and tennis. Field hockey available at a later date. Elite training is offered for dedicated junior high and high school, prep school, and college athletes that are looking for a complete off-season training program to take their game to the next level. Elite training and competitive teams will be available for gymnastics, lacrosse, squash, swimming and tennis. Basketball and volleyball travel teams will also be offered. The Leagues at CPCT will provide competitive kids off all ages a broad selection of youth leagues throughout the school year, including basketball, gymnastics, lacrosse, squash, swimming, tennis and volleyball. The adult amateur sports program have league games played at CPCT with referees and full-time program directors .Competitive Adult Leagues for men, women and co-eds (individual or teams) will be offered in basketball, ice hockey, lacrosse volleyball and indoor soccer. Over-30, Corporate and Open leagues will also be available as well as a Masters swim team, competitive triathlon team, and tennis and squash leagues. For more info, visit www.chelseapiersct.com
CHELSEA PIERS TRIATHLON
Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford announces that 4X USA Triathlon Team National Champions, Full Throttle Endurance Racing, will offer a triathlon training program. The triathlon program will include high-intensity triathlon training led by USAT Level II coach Scott Berlinger and USAT Level I coach Rick Krupa. Training is geared towards all aspects of triathlon racing for all levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans. For more info, visit www.chelseapiersct.com
Since 1983, the Small Boat Shop at 144 Water Street in South Norwalk has been the premier source for anyone interested in sea kayaking, rowing, canoeing, and generally exploring the coast in small craft. Contact the Small Boat Shop of Norwalk, CT at 203-854-5223 or visit www.thesmallboatshop.com.
TENNIS FALL PROGRAMS
Shippan Racquet Club, an indoor tennis club in Stamford, currently has registration open for programs for both adults and children this upcoming winter season. Junior programs include our Junior Development Academy for all ages and levels, along with our Tournament Training and High School programs. For adults, we offer our Adult Integrated Method which are small group lessons, leagues, privates and seasonal court time. For more information on our programs, please call 203-323-3129 or visit us at www.shippanracquet.com.
Kings Highway, an indoor tennis club in Darien, has registration open for programs for both adults and children this upcoming winter season. Junior programs include our Junior Tennis Pathway Progression for all ages and levels, our High Performance/Varsity Training programs as well. For adults, we offer small group lessons, leagues, privates and seasonal court time. For more information on our programs, please call 203-655-8769 or visit us at www.kingshwytennis.com
TenniSimple being offered at Shippan Racquet Club and Kings Highway. TenniSimple is designed for both total beginners and former players that are getting back into the sport after an extended absence. The fun, fast-paced lessons will have you learning the game and competing within a matter of weeks. The $150 fee includes six, one-hour group lessons with a licensed pro and a new racquet.The TenniSimple program is also located at Fairfield Indoor Tennis, Trumbull Racquet Club and Milford Indoor Tennis. For more info, Fairfield Indoor Tennis, 15 Old Dam Road, Fairfield, CT--(203) 254-0440. Kings Highway Tennis Club, 98 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT--(203) 655-8769. Milford Indoor Tennis, 580 Bridgeport Avenue, Milford, CT--(203) 876-1776. Shippan Racquet Club, 45 Harbor Drive, Stamford, CT--(203) 323-3129. Trumbull Racquet Club, 35 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull, CT--(203) 374-8622.
Operation Music Aid is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Madison that secures musical instruments for our wounded servicemen and women. There is an auction consisting a Geno Auriemma signed guitar, two Geno Auriemma signed basketballs, a Jim Calhoun autographed guitar, two autographed Jim Calhoun basketballs and a signed football from the 2010 New York Giants. Bidding for these items continues. To make a bid, make the bid and your e-mail contact info to Operation Music Aid, Unit 1, 1 Orchard Park, Madison, Ct. 06443. For general organization info, visit www.operationmusicaid.org
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