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.
Friday, 17 May 2013 00:00
Friends of the Garden City Public Library will sponsor a free lecture, “Life in the Music Business,” with Garden City resident “Bugs” Bower. The legendary music arranger/producer/publisher will be appearing on Thursday, May 30 at 2 p.m. at the Garden City Public Library at 60 Seventh St. to share excerpts from his new book, Nice Stories about Nice People—highlights from his personal experiences in the music business.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
When gardeners begin shopping for spring flowers, they may notice a familiar staple missing: the impatiens.
Impatiens walleriana, which are beloved globally for their wide selection of color and low maintenance, have been affected by a fungus called downy mildew. The fungus first causes tiny spots, then yellowness on the leaves. A few weeks later, all that’s left is the flower’s stem and a frustrated gardener.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The boys and girls high school teams are both rolling and have their sights set on a long run in the playoffs. Both team have faced a number of formidable opponents throughout the season and have successfully navigated their schedules. One thing that has been consistent for both teams has been that their defenses have had to stand tall at key times and shut down very active offenses. Both Coach Finnell and Coach Chapman have made sure that the non-league schedules of their teams will ensure that their teams are prepared for whatever the playoffs can throw at them.
After going the full season last year undefeated, the boys team has three blemishes on their record with losses to powerhouses Ward Melville, Manhasset and LaSalle of PA. With a 9-3 record the Trojans are looking to wrap up the number two seed in the playoffs to force a rematch of the Manhasset game in the County finals. The boys have excelled defensively only allowing 4.25 goals against per game. And if you remove those three tough losses the goals against average drops to 3.1.
Thursday, 16 May 2013 00:00
The Recreation and Parks Department’s new roller hockey rink is now open for general public use by Garden City residents during the following days and times:
Tuesdays 3:30 p.m. to dark
Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. to dark
Thursdays 3:30 p.m. to dark
Saturdays Noon to 6 p.m.
Sundays - Family Skate 3 to 6 p.m.