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Garden City Recreation And Parks Department News: October 2, 2012

Fall 2012 Tennis Instruction For The Older Child

The recreation department is proud to announce the Garden City Community Park youth tennis program for 11 to 18-year-old children. A schedule of classes is listed below. Registration is by mail only until October 2. Non-resident children attending Garden City Public Schools* will be accepted beginning Oct. 2. Make checks payable to the Inc. Village of Garden City. Mail the registration slip and registration fee to the Recreation Department at 108 Rockaway Ave. Please note – classes are not considered day care and cannot be declared for tax exemption.

*Nonresident children who would like to register for the tennis program must prove they attend one of the Garden City Public Schools. Proof must accompany registration and will be accepted beginning October 2. An additional $50 fee will pertain to anyone in this category.

Junior -ages 11 & 12
Session Time: 55 minutes

This group needs activities that will help their coordination, speed, endurance and power. Emphasis will be to get them striking the ball, improving movement and skills related to tennis play.

Junior Intermediate -ages 11 & 12
Session Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

This group is a more serious more advanced student. Classes are longer and emphasize competition in a challenging fun environment.

Senior - ages 13 +
Session Time: 55 minutes

This group is a continuation of activities presented in the Junior program. Continued emphasis on fundamentals and skills related to tennis play.

Senior Intermediate - ages 13 +
Session Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

This group is a more serious advanced student. Classes are longer and emphasis is on competition in a challenging and fun environment.

Ultimate Workout for Experienced Junior and Senior-aged players
Session Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Workout and drills for experienced Junior and Senior level tennis players who want to “hone” their skills and get a good workout. This is not a lesson.

12 weeks of classes – Mondays, 14 weeks of classes – all other days

Junior - Ages 11 And 12

Monday 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. JRM $288

Wednesday 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. JRW $336

Thursday 5:30 - 6:25 p.m. JRTH $336

Saturday 10 – 10:55 a.m. JRS10 $336

Saturday 11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. JRS11 $336

Saturday 1:30 – 2:25 p.m. JRS1 $336

Junior Intermediate - Ages 11 And 12

Monday 5:30 – 6:55 p.m. JRADM $384

Tuesday 5:30 – 6:55 p.m. JRADT $448

Wednesday 5:30 – 6:55 p.m. JRADW $448

Friday 5:30 – 6:55 p.m. JRADF $448

Saturday 11 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. JRADS $448

Senior - Ages 13 And Up

Tuesday 5:30 – 6:25 p.m. SRTU $336

Wednesday 5:30 – 6: 25 p.m. SRW $336

Thursday 5:30 – 6:25 p.m. SRTH $336

Saturday 12:30 – 1:25 p.m. SRS $336

Senior Intermediate - Ages 13 And Up

Monday 5:30 - 6:55 p.m. SRADM $384

Tuesday 5:30 - 6:55 p.m. SRADT $448

Wednesday 5:30 - 6:55 p.m. SRADW $448

Friday 5:30 - 6:55 p.m. SRADF $448

Saturday 11a.m. – 12:25 p.m. SRADS $448

Ultimate Workout – For Children

Drills for the experienced player

Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. Juniors ages 11 and 12 JUW1 $448

Friday 5:30-6:55 p.m. Seniors ages 13 and up SUW1 $448

Classes begin the week of October 9. Your child must be the age listed by the start of the session in order to attend. Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable. To register: by mail only, no walk in registrations will be accepted until Friday, October 2. We can not be held responsible for delays in the mail. To register, pick up an application at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave or download it from our website at www.gardencityrecreation.org. You can also make your own by listing your child’s name, address, phone number, birth date, grade he/she will be entering in September and the session and classes for which you are registering with a first and second choice. Mail all information with full payment to the Garden City Recreation Department at 108 Rockaway Avenue. Please make all checks payable to the “Inc. Village of Garden City.”

Introducing 10 & Under Tennis At Community Park

Kids around the world have been successfully playing tennis using the 10 & under format for years. The Village of Garden City Recreation Department is proud to announce that it will be adopting this USTA (United States Tennis Association) approved methodology for teaching children age 10 and under the game of tennis. By using slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls, shorter and lighter racquets on smaller courts kids can get into the game easier by making tennis more fun from the start by boosting their confidence and building skill development. Each practice will be designed appropriately for the physical, mental and social skills of that age group. Emphasis will be placed on rallying and playing so that children want to learn the skills necessary to play with their friends on a team. The rules for youth tennis have changed and the USTA requires all sanctioned 10 and under tournaments to be played using slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls on smaller courts. (Ages 4-8 will be taught on 36’ by 18’ court. Children 9 and 10 will be taught on 60’ by 21’ courts.) Therefore, the recreation department will be modifying the program to adapt to these new rules for its 10 and under tennis program.

Classes begin Tuesday, October 9.
Tots – ages 4 to 5 (preschool)

Tuesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTST $210

Wednesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTSW $210

Friday 1:30 – 2:25 p.m. TOTSF1 $210

Friday 2:30 - 3:25 p.m. TOTSF2 $210

Friday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTSF3 $210

Saturday 12:30 – 1:25 p.m. TOTSS12 $210

Pee Wee - ages 5 – 6
(5 years old and in kindergarten)
Beginners

Monday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. PWM3 $180

Monday 4:30 - 5:25 p.m. PWM4 $180

Tuesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. PWT3 $210

Tuesday 4:30 - 5:25 p.m. PWT4 $210

Wednesday 3:30 - 4:25 p.m. PWW3 $210

Wednesday 4:30 – 5:25 p.m. PWW4 $210

Thursday 3:30 - 4:25 p.m. PWTH3 $210

Thursday 4:30 - 5:25 p.m. PWTH4 $210

Friday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. PWF3 $210

Friday 4:30 – 5:25 p.m. PWF4 $210

Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. PWS11 $210

Red Group - Ages 7 to 8

Monday 3:30-4:25 p.m. REDM3 $252

Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. REDM4 $252

Tuesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. REDT3 $294

Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. REDT4 $294

Wednesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. REDW3 $294

Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. REDW4 $294

Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. REDTH3 $294

Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. REDTH4 $294

Friday 3:30-4:25 p.m. REDF3 $294

Friday 3:30-4:25 p.m. REDF4 $294

Saturday 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m. REDS11 $294

Orange Group - Ages 9 to 10

Monday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. ORM3 $288

Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. ORM4 $288

Tuesday 3:30 - 4:25 p.m. ORT3 $336

Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. ORT4 $336

Wednesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. ORW3 $336

Wednesday 4:30- 5:25 p.m. ORW4 $336

Thursday 3:30 -4:25 p.m. ORTH3 $336

Thursday 4:30- 5:25 p.m. ORTH4 $336

Friday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. ORF3 $336

Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. ORF4 $336

Please make selections carefully as fees are not returnable.

News

The Garden City Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for the 35th annual Fall Festival Street Fair set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Seventh Street. The chamber thanks the Garden City Hotel which will serve as the primary event sponsor.

JGS entertainment will return for the 16th year as master ceremonies providing music and vocals. There will be plenty of activities for the kids. Included will be the return of the two trackless trains carrying children 12 years of age and younger up and down Seventh Street sponsored by Coach Realtors and Garden City Teachers Association. There will be the traditional inflatable bouncy house sponsored by SMPL Technologies and the ever-popular money cube sponsored by Calogero’s and Leo’s. The Garden City Parks and Recreation Department will have giveaways and temporary tattoos.

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.


Sports

Reminder

With the fall sports season upon us, the department of recreation and parks would like to remind all residents that pets are not allowed in any neighborhood parks, Community Park, or St. Paul’s fields. Non compliance with this rule will result in the issuance of appearance tickets.

Register For The Online Registration Option

Garden City’s Department of Recreation and Parks will offer the option of online registration with credit card payment beginning with its winter programs in early December.

In order for a family to use the online registration option, the family will first need to visit the recreation and parks office at 108 Rockaway Ave. to verify residency and their family information and receive their password.  A list of instructions as to how to use the website will be included.

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.


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Monday, October 27

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