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Garden City Recreation Department News: November 12, 2010

Registration for Session Two Children’s Tennis Begins

The Recreation Department will offer tennis lessons to children, ages 4 to 18, at the Community Park Tennis Center. The lesson program will start in early January and run for 12-13 weeks depending on the holiday schedule.
Registration begins on Monday, November 8 for residents of the Inc. Village of Garden City. Non-resident children who attend Garden City Public Schools may register beginning Dec. 1. Registration can be done in person or by mail by downloading our application off our website at Our administrative offices are located at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Here is a description of the classes we offer and the Days/Times of each level:
Tots Tennis (ages 4 to 5, 5-year-old that are in Preschool)
Please read description for Peewee below:
Times, Codes and Cost:
Tuesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTST $162.50
Wednesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. TOTSW $162.50
Friday 1:30 – 2:25 p.m. TOTF1 $162.50
Friday 2:30 – 3:25 p.m. TOTF2 $162.50

Pee Wee Tennis (ages 5 to 7 years.
5 year olds that are in kindergarten)
The major goal of this program is to introduce young children into the ‘fun and rewarding world’ of tennis. The equipment and size of the playing area are tailored down to a comfortable size for young children. Emphasis is placed on learning basic movement and striking skills. Rackets are provided at this level only.
Times, Codes and Cost:
Monday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. PWM3 $150
Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWM4 $150
Tuesday 3:30 – 4:25 p.m. PWT3 $162.50
Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWT4 $162.50
Wednesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWW3 $150
Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWW4 $150
Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWTH3 $162.50
Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. PWTH4 $162.50
Friday 3:30-4:25 p.m. PWF $162.50
Saturday 11:30-12:25 p.m. PWS11 $162.50
Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. PWS1 $162.50
Novice Tennis Program (ages 6 and 7)
The Novice level program is designed for children who have taken two or more sessions of Pee Wee Tennis Lessons, and who have mastered the basic movement and striking skills. The children will be introduced to a full size tennis court, but emphasis continues to be on the ‘fun world’ of tennis, while reinforcing the basic movement and striking skills. Serving and scorekeeping will also be introduced.
Times, Codes and Cost:
Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVM4 $210
Monday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVM5 $210
Tuesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVT3 $227.50
Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVT4 $227.50
Wednesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVW3 $210
Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVW4 $210
Wednesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVW5 $210
Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVTH3 $227.50
Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. NVTH4 $227.50
Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. NVTH5 $227.50
Friday 3:30-4:25 p.m. NVF $227.50
 Saturday 12:30-1:25 p.m. NVS12 $227.50
Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. NVS1 $227.50

Junior Tennis Program
(ages 8 to 11 years)
The Junior program is an extension of the Novice Level Program. Emphasis continues to be on efficient movement and striking concepts, and skills related to tennis play. The concept of trying hard, having fun, and improving remains at the heart of the lessons. An introduction to the benefits of competitive fair play and respect for opponents is provided.
Monday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRM3 $240
Monday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRM4 $240
Tuesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRT $260
Wednesday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRW3 $240
Wednesday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRW4 $240
Wednesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. JRW5 $240
Thursday 3:30-4:25 p.m. JRTH3 $260
Thursday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRTH4 $260
Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. JRTH5 $260
Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. JRF $260
Saturday 10-11:25 a.m. JRS $260
Saturday 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m. JRS11 $260
Saturday 1:30-2:25 p.m. JRS1 $260

Advanced Junior Classes
(ages 8 to 11 years)
The Advanced Level Classes are for the more serious, more advanced student who has mastered the elements of our Junior Level program.
Times, Codes and Cost:
Monday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADM $320
Tuesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADT $347
Wednesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. JRADW $320
Saturday 12:30-1:55 a.m. JRADS $347
Senior Tennis Program
(ages 12 and older)
The Senior Programs are focused on the fundamentals of recreational and competitive play, including tennis fitness, stroke mechanics; positional play movement, and strategies. All strokes are introduced and/or reviewed in the first several sessions, with drills and integration of strokes and strategies built into subsequent lessons.
Times, Codes and Cost:
Tuesday 5:30-6:25 p.m. SRTU $260
Thursday 5:30-6:25 p.m. SRTH $260
Friday 4:30-5:25 p.m. SRF $260
Saturday 12:30 p.m.–1:25 p.m. SRS $260

Senior Advanced Tennis  (ages 12 and older)
The Advanced Level Classes are for the more serious, more advanced student who is of the appropriate age and has mastered the skills offered in our Junior or Senior Level programs.
Times, Codes and Cost:
Monday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADM $320
Tuesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADT $347
Wednesday 5:30-6:55 p.m. SRADW $320
Saturday 11a.m. -12:25 p.m. SRADS $347

Ultimate Workout for Juniors (ages 9 to 11 years) or
Seniors (ages 12 and up)
For youngsters who want to ‘hone’ their skills and get a good workout. Be ready for intense and demanding drill sessions.
Fridays 5:30-6:55 p.m. Code UW2 Cost - $347
Registration for Second Session of Peewee Sports

The second session of the Recreation Department’s Peewee Sports Sampler will begin the week of Nov. 9. This six-week program incorporates a variety of sports with basic instruction geared to the preschool aged child. Each session runs for one hour, one a week and is instructional, combining news skills and free play in a non-competitive setting. This program in open to Garden City residents ages 4-5. A participant must be 4 years of age by the start of the class in order to participate.
We will offer sessions according to the following schedule:
We will offer sessions according to the following schedule:
Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (begins Nov. 18)
Thursday at 1:30 p.m. (begins Nov. 18)
The PeeWee Sport program will be held in St. Paul’s Fieldhouse and will cost $75 for the six-week session. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave. Please make check payable to the Inc. Village of Garden City.

Adult Dance Exercise Classes Now Forming
Garden City Recreation will be offering the following adult dance classes with Felicia Lovaglio as the instructor, which began Oct. 19. The following classes for adults are offered:
Ballet: Tuesdays at 9:15 a.m. 8 weeks $72
Zumba: Tuesdays at 7:45 p.m. 8 weeks $72
Zumba: Thursdays at 9:15 a.m. 8 weeks $72
Dance Performance Group Saturdays at 10 a.m. — this class teaches different dance techniques and will culminate with a dance performance in late spring. This 20-week program costs $180.
All classes take place in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall. This program is open to adult residents of the Village of Garden City. To register for any of these classes, visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Additional Zumba Class Added on Saturdays
Due to the overwhelming popularity of our newest exercise program, we have added a Zumba class on Saturday morning for those who work during the week or just want to take a second class! This class will take place in St. Paul’s Cluett Hall on Saturdays at 9 a.m. beginning Saturday, Nov. 6. The cost of this six-week program will be $54. To register, please visit the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Ave.
Rec Department  Platform Court Membership Application for Residents
The Community Park Platform Tennis resident membership covers anyone interested in playing platform tennis on a regular basis from Sept. 15, 2010 to April 15, 2011. This membership is open to any individual who is a resident of the Inc. Village of Garden City. It covers unlimited play for the membership holder only under the rules and regulations set forth by the Garden City Recreation Department. It does not cover any programs or special events that the Recreation Department itself chooses to run, nor does it cover guests. Said events would require an additional fee if applicable. The fee for membership will be $225. To register for membership, visit the Recreation Administrative Offices at 108 Rockaway Ave. Checks should be made payable to the “Village of Garden City.”