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Garden City Recreation Department News

Children’s Tennis Schedule Announced

The Recreation Department’s Tennis Program for children has set its schedule for the fall. Classes will begin in late September and registration will be by mail only beginning Friday, Sept. 11.

The schedule is being announced for information only to help families plan their children’s after-school activities. Please watch this article for registration instructions and costs at a later date.      

Tots (ages 4-5) – this 45-minute class will be introductory and will be offered on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

PeeWee (ages 6-7) – Also, introductory, these 55-minute classes will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday; at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; and at 12:30 or 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays

Novice (ages 6-7) – this 55-minute class is geared toward the child who can already hit the ball over the net with consistency. Serving and the elements of the game will be introduced. Novice classes will be held on Mondays at 5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 4:30 or 5:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 3:30, 4:30 or 5:30 p.m.; Fridays at 3:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 12:30 or 1:30 p.m.

Junior (ages 8 – 11) - this is a 55-minute beginner class for any child who wants to learn the elements of tennis. Junior Level tennis will be offered at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday or Thursday; 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday; 5:30 p.m. Wednesday or Thursday; 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays

Junior Advanced (ages 8-11) - this class is used to challenge the child who can hit and serve the ball and knows the elements of a tennis game. The class is one hour and 25 minutes in length and will be offered at the following times – Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.

Senior (ages 12 and up) – Is your child a little older and wants to learn the game of tennis? Then this level is your choice. This 55-minute lesson will teach strokes, serving and the game to the beginner older child. The days and times will be Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., Fridays at 3:30 or 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m.

Senior Advanced (12 and up) - the child in this class is proficient in tennis and wants to hone their game. The classes will run one hour and 25 minutes and will be held on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday (one hour only) at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m.

Junior or Senior Ultimate Workout (ages 9 – up) - this class is for experienced players only. The child is this class will be put who drills to sharpen their skills and game. These classes will be held on Fridays from 5:30–7 p.m.

Adult Roller Hockey Registration Begins

Registration began Friday, Aug. 21 for the Recreation Department’s adult roller hockey program. The season will begin Sunday, Sept. 13 and run through mid-November. All games are strictly pick-up and just for fun. The cost of this program is $50 per person.

Who can play: ages 30 & over

When: Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.

Where: Roller Hockey Rink at Community Park

For additional information visit www.leaguelineup.com/gcrechockey.

Come Play in the Recreation Department’s Hockey League

Registration for the Recreation Department’s fall hockey leagues began Friday, Aug. 21 in the Recreation Offices at 108 Rockaway Avenue. The roller hockey season will begin on Sunday, Sept. 13 and run through mid-November. The cost of the program will be $60 per child. Please pay careful attention to the information below as the age groupings and days/times playing have changed.

Who: Mites Division (Ages 6 and 7)

When: Sunday late afternoons beginning Sunday, Sept. 13

(Games will be played at either 3:15 or 4:30 p.m.)

Where: Roller Hockey Rink at Community Park

Who: Junior Division (Ages 8-10)

When: Friday afternoons beginning Friday, Sept. 11

(Games will be played at either 4 or 5:30 p.m.)

Where: Roller Hockey Rink at Community Park

Who: Senior Division (Ages 11-14)

When: Friday evenings beginning Friday, Sept. 11

(Games will be played at either 6:45 or 8 p.m.)

Where: Roller Hockey Rink at Community Park

Be advised that space is limited in all of our age groupings so register early. For additional information please visit our website at www.leaguelineup.com/gcrechockey.

Learn & Play Hockey Camp Program Announced

The Recreation Department is pleased to announce the start of registration for its Learn and Play Hockey Camp began Aug. 21 at the Recreation Office at 108 Rockaway Avenue. This eight-week program will begin on Sunday, Sept. 13. This program has been designed to introduce the exciting game of roller hockey. No experience is required in hockey or roller skating as this is a beginners program. The cost of the program will be $60 per child, which includes a jersey. Please make all checks payable to the Inc. Village of Garden City.

Who: Ages 5-7

When: Sunday afternoons 2 to 3 p.m.

Where: Roller Hockey Rink at Community Park

Be advised that space is limited in all of our programs, therefore register early. For additional information please visit our website at www.leaguelineup.com/gcrechockey.

Women’s Platform Tennis at Community Park

Any Garden City resident interested in playing platform tennis for the Long Island Women’s Platform Tennis League should contact Sue Tarzian. Please email Sue at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for information. This is a daytime league.