Friday, 05 October 2012 00:00
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.
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.
This group is a more serious more advanced student. Classes are longer and emphasize competition in a challenging fun environment.
This group is a continuation of activities presented in the Junior program. Continued emphasis on fundamentals and skills related to tennis play.
This group is a more serious advanced student. Classes are longer and emphasis is on competition in a challenging and fun environment.
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
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
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
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
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
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.”
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.
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
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
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
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.
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00
This month’s Garden City Board of Education meeting saw a boost in attendance, and not just from district residents. This was the first board meeting to be held at Stratford School, so teachers and students there stopped by to show off the best it has to offer.
Leading the pack was school principal Eileen Vota, who gave the board a tour of the school before the meeting got underway. Along the way, highlights of the capital improvement project were pointed out, all a result of the 2009 School Investment Bond and Energy Performance Contract.
Saturday, 22 November 2014 00:00
The Senior Advisory Committee is the Senior group that helps plan trips, parties, and programs for all seniors in cooperation with the recreation and parks department. It consists of: Kathy Auro, Richard Bankowsky, Evelyn Iagrossi, Joe Leto, Ellen Moynahan, and Gloria Weinrich. Please feel free to suggest trips to anyone on the committee.
Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00
Winter Swim Lesson Registration Announced
The Garden City Recreation Department will be conducting children’s swimming lessons for village residents at the Adelphi University swimming pool in Woodruff Hall on Saturday mornings. Your child must be six years of age by the start of the program to participate. This 10-week session will begin Saturday, Dec. 6. Classes are taught by Red Cross-certified instructors. The cost is $80. These classes are open to residents of the Incorporate Village of Garden City.
Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:42
Learn And Play Paddle Tennis
The recreation and parks department will offer beginner level platform tennis lessons at Community Park’s Platform Courts. This five-week course will offer the basic instruction and will be taught by certified platform instructor Sue Tarzian. Each class will be 1.5 hours in length. The cost of this program is $187.50. Classes began the week of Nov. 5. The following classes will be offered:
Beginners - Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Advanced Beginners – Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.
This program is for beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. To register, visit the recreation office at 108 Rockaway Ave.