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Garden City Community Park News: April 3, 2012

Registration for Womens Tennis Leagues Begins

Sign ups for the 2012-13 Community Park Tennis Center weekday women’s tennis leagues are underway. All players wishing to join can pick up and fill out an application at the Community Park Clubhouse, or download an application at www. gardencityrecreation.org.

Current players have first choice to rejoin their league and must be signed up for next season by Friday, April 27. After this date, openings will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis by qualified players. If you do not come in first or second in your current group and you wish to move up, you may try out for the group. If the pro ranks you at that level and there are openings you can move to the next level. So get your application in as soon as possible. All new players must attend a tryout (to be rated) with one of our pros before they can play in the league. You do not have to try out for the learn and play league. If you do not get into the league of your choice, you may sign up as a sub player. They will do their best to accommodate players; however, there is limited court time and a limited number of openings in the womens tennis leagues.

For more information please call Tom McGerty at the Community Park Clubhouse, 483-2525. The fee to play is $460 per person for doubles and $470 per person for singles leagues.

Monday 3.0 doubles 1– 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday 2.5 doubles 11:30–1 p.m.
Wednesday 2.0-2.5 (coached play) 11:30–12:30 p.m.
Thursday 3.0 singles 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Thursday 3.5 doubles 12:30–2 p.m.
Friday 1.5-2.0 (instructional) 11 a.m.–noon
Friday 3.0-3.5 singles noon–1 p.m.   

Have Your Next Birthday Party at Community Park

If you are planning a birthday party, a group outing or just looking to get together with family, friends or co-workers, why not try miniature golf at Community Park. The course has twists and turns to excite players of all ages! Offered is a beautiful setting with a shaded picnic area, a playground and a snack bar. Additionally this fun-filled activity is reasonably priced. So look into these party packages and let the fun begin.

They are now booking parties for the 2012 season, which will start mid-April.

For more information or to book a party, call Tom at the Community Park Clubhouse at 483-2525.

Extra Tennis Court Time

Looking to play some extra tennis? Limited court space is available on various afternoons at the Tennis Center. Call the Community Park Clubhouse at 483-2525 for further information.

News

Ever since the Garden City School District passed a $36.8 million School Investment Bond back in 2009, the upgrades throughout the district have been quite substantial. And while most of it has gone towards infrastructure, external visible improvements have rightfully been a source of pride for the board, which has taken to conducting tours at the different schools preceding the monthly public meetings that are normally held at Garden City High School. On the night of the school board meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 14  at the Homestead Building, the school board, administration and Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen went on a guided tour of the building by Homestead Principal Dr. Suzanne Viscovich.

Feirsen described the tour as a new tradition started last year where administration travels around each of the district’s school buildings in the Fall to observe its current offerings and recent upgrades.

In an earlier column, Mayor John Watras shared some helpful tips on how to secure your property in preparation for a hurricane. The following are additional recommendations on what you can do now to be prepared in the event that a major storm hits Long Island.

As the storm approaches, customers should take the following steps to prepare for the arrival of either a hurricane or tropical storm:


Sports

Stretching tips for the high school athlete

Prior to the start of high school running season, Garden City’s Physical Therapy Options (PTO) had an opportunity to provide a presentation to members of Sacred Heart Academy’s cross country team. Team members gathered at Garden City’s New York Running Company to learn strategies and tips for a successful fall season.

PTO staff members Dr. Meghan Goetz, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and PTO Aide Mike Murphy discussed the importance of stretching to prevent injury and provided strategies and tips for success for the high school runner.

The league started on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Garden City’s Tullamore Park. It runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. A uniform shirt and soccer balls are provided. Cleats and soccer shorts are recommended and players must wear shin guards. Age groups range from pre-k through 12th grade. Garden City residents and non-Garden City residents are welcome. Middle school and high school age volunteers are needed. No soccer experience is necessary. If you have any other questions, please contact Andy Garger at ajgarger@verizon.net or 516-775-8058.

— Submitted by the Challenger Soccer League


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