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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

North Shore-LIJ’s Cushing Neuroscience Institute (CNI) recently announced that Garden City resident Richard E. Temes, MD, MS, has been appointed director of the Center for Neurocritical Care at North Shore University Hospital and assistant professor of neurology, neurological surgery and internal medicine at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

“Dr. Temes is a nationally recognized leader in neurocritical care and we are delighted to have him on board to spearhead our efforts in further expanding the neurocritical care services program,” said Raj K. Narayan, MD, chair of neurosurgery at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center and CNI’s director. For the past seven years, Dr. Temes served as director of the neurocritical care program he founded at Rush Medical Center in Chicago, Ill. He also served as the hospital’s medical director of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit and as director of the Therapeutic Hypothermia Service. Under Dr. Temes’ leadership, he established Rush’s neurological emergencies transfer center, which grew to transfer 1,200 patients annually from over 30 institutions throughout southern Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana and western Michigan.

‘Landscape-altering’ bug creeping north

It’s a cute little ‘bug.’ What it represents, however, is anything but cute.

An unusual-looking Volkswagen is toodling around Long Island this month. Painted to resemble the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), the VW Beetle is part of efforts by the US Department of Agriculture to eliminate the pest, which can destroy 70 percent of an area’s tree canopy, according to the agency. Initially, officials held hope for complete eradication from about 23 square miles of the Island designated as infested or at risk by 2016. Instead, this “landcape-altering pest” is spreading.


Sports

Garden City falls to Brentwood

after beating Farmingdale

The Farmingdale Baseball League recently capped off its fourth annual 9/11 baseball tournament with a series of championship games, to ultimately determine which Long Island town reigns supreme. On Aug. 16, teams from 8U to 14U fought tooth and nail for the ultimate prize.

One of the most exciting games was the evening 14U championship match-up between the Garden City Warriors and Brentwood Braves.

Fall Roller Hockey Programs Announced

The Garden City Recreation and Parks Department will once again offer various roller hockey programs this fall for both youth & adults who reside in the Inc. Village of Garden City. Whether you played in the past or looking to get involved, there is no better time to sign up and experience all the fun. All programs take place at the roller rink located at Community Park. Please note at this time, the recreation department is just announcing its programs. Fees and registration information will be announced at a later date.

This season, the roller hockey programs are broken down into grades. Please pay careful attention as grades and dates/times have changed:


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