RECREATION CALENDAR

BASEBALL

  • BY Wire Service
  • Friday, June 20, 2008 2:13pm
  • Sports

BASEBALL

GRAND SLAM CAMPS

These camps are for players ages 6-12, and are staffed by local high school coaches and current college players who teach fundamentals in a fun, upbeat environment. Camps are scheduled for July 7-10 at Daffodil Park in Sumner, July 14-17 at Petrovitsky Park in Renton, and July 21-24 at South County Ballfield Park in Federal Way. The cost is $99. More information: (360) 802-2232 or online at www.grandslamcamp.com.

BASKETBALL

RECREATIONAL PLAYERS NEEDED

Mature recreational players are needed for a group that gathers on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday basis at noon in the Kent area. It’s strictly for fun and exercise. More information: e-mail to kknapp@rei.com.

4SLAM ARENA TOURNAMENT

This tournament is open to men and women of all ages. It is scheduled for June 27-29 at the South Sound Athletics gym, 2450 S. 142nd St. in SeaTac. This modified full-court game is 4-on-4 with 8-foot hoops for juniors and women, 9-foot hoops for men, 2-, 3- and 4-point lines, points for fouls, a continuous clock, a no-dribble zone, no free throws, and four points for dunks. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on June 24. More information: Marv or Brian at (206) 246-1259, or e-mail to 4slam@4slam.com.

KENTLAKE BOYS HOOP CAMP

This camp for players who will be entering grades 2-9 is scheduled for June 24-27 at Kentlake High School, 21401 S.E. 300th St. It will be directed by Kentlake coaches Ron Charrier and Jeff Martin. The cost is $100 and includes a camp T-shirt and basketball. In addition to individual and group instruction, campers will participate in 5-on-5 games, hot-shot competition, free throw contests and other activities. More information: e-mail to ron.charrier@kent.k12.wa.us.

KENTLAKE GIRLS CAMP

This camp for girls entering grades 2-9 is scheduled for June 30-July 3 at Kentlake High School. More information: e-mail to coach Scott Simmons at coach_simmons@hotmail.com.

ADVANTAGE CAMPS

Registration for summer camps is being accepted. Camps will run all summer in various locations throughout Washington. More information: (425) 670-8877 or www.advantagebasketball.com.

WTA HIGH SCHOOL TEAM CAMP

This camp, opento all boys and girls teams, is scheduled for June 29-July 3 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. each day at Mount Rainier High School in Des Moines. The cost is $500 per team. More information: (425) 744-1860, or online at www.yourwta.com, or e-mail to wtabball@comcast.net.

CAMPS

GOFAST SPEED CAMP

These four-day camps take place at Kentridge High School, and are open to boys and girls ages 10-18 in all sports. The focus will be on developing speed, agility, quickness, running technique, injury prevention, and linear and lateral movement. More information: (253) 630-4160 or online at www.unlimitedathlete.com.

DODGEBALL

KENT ADULT LEAGUE

This league will be offered by Kent Parks from July through September. More information: Kent Parks at (253) 856-5000.

FASTPITCH

GRAND SLAM CAMPS

These camps, one for ages 7-11, and one for ages 12-15, are scheduled for July 14-17 at Petrovitsky Park in Renton, and July 21-24 at South County Ballfield Park in Federal Way. They will be directed by Pacific Lutheran University pitching coach Lance Glasoe and a staff of current college players The focus will be on fundamentals (pitching, hitting, slapping, fielding, etc.) in a fun, upbeat environment. The cost is $99. More information: (360) 802-2232 or www.grandslamcamp.com.

FOOTBALL

KARNEY’S 44 KIDS CAMP

This one-day non-contact camp for boys and girls ages 7-14 is scheduled for Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at French Field on the Kent-Meridian High School campus. The cost is $75 per camper, and includes lunch, water and a camp T-shirt. Campers should wear T-shirts and shorts, and tennis shoes or rubber cleats only. No previous football experience is required. Instructors will be a group of NFL players, including former Kentwood High star and current New Orleans Saints fullback Mike Karney, as well as local high school and junior high coaches. Reigstration forms are available by e-mailing to Kim Jones at Karneys44kidscamp@gmail.com.

PUGET SOUND FOOTBALL CAMP

This camp is for players who will be entering grades 4-9 in the fall. It is scheduled for June 30-July 3 at French Field on the campus of Kent-Meridian High School. It is a non-contact camp and runs from 9 a.m.-noon each day. It will be directed by Kentridge High head coach Marty Osborn, and the camp staff will include coaches from Kentridge and other area high schools and junior highs, as well as current Kentridge seniors and former players now in college. The cost is $105. More information: Coach Osborn at (253) 891-2294 or (253) 373-4248.

GOLF

KENT CHAMBER GOLF CLASSIC

The 30th annual edition of this tournament is scheduled for Monday, July 14, at Washington National Golf Club in Auburn. Play goes from noon-9 p.m. Players will be encouraged to dress up in the colors of their favorite college team (within Washington National’s dress code.) SPONSORS are desired. More information: (253) 854-1770.

TENNIS

COVINGTON COMMUNITY SPORTS SUMMER PROGRAMS

Instruction for all age and skill levels will be offered throughout the summer on the courts at Cedar Heights Middle School, 19640 S.E. 272nd St. Sessions, dates, times and costs are as follows: MUNCHKIN, ages 3-5, June 23-July 16 and July 23-Aug. 13 on a Monday-Wednesday basis, 11:20-11:50 a.m.; $40 for eight classes. BEGINNERS, ages 6-8, June 23-July 16, and July 21-Aug. 13 on a Monday-Wednesday basis from 10:10-11:05 a.m; June 24-July 17 and July 22-Aug. 14 on a Tuesday-Thursday basis from 5:30-6:25 p.m.; $75 for eight classes. BEGINNERS, ages 9-13, June 23-July 16, and July 21-Aug. 13 on a Monday-Wednesday basis from 9-9:55 a.m. OR from 5:30-6:25 p.m.; $75 for eight classes. INTERMEDIATE, ages 6-8, June 24-July 17 and July 22-Aug. 14 on a Tuesday-Thursday basis from 11:20 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; $75 for eight classes. INTERMEDIATE, ages 9-13, June 24-July 17, and July 22-Aug. 14 on a Tuesday-Thursday basis from 10:10-11:05 a.m.; $75 for eight classes. BEGINNER ADULT, ages 14-older, June 24-July 17 and July 22-Aug. 14 on a Tuesday-Thursday basis from 9-9:55 a.m.; June 23-July 16, and July 21-Aug. 13 on a Monday-Wednesday basis from 6:45-7:40 p.m.; $75 for eight classes. INTERMEDIATE ADULT (ages 14-older), June 24-July 17, and July 22-Aug. 14 on a Tuesday-Thursday basis from 6:45-7:40 p.m.; $75 for eight classes. The instructor for all classes is Stephen Johnson, a member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Registry. More information: Covington Community Sports at (253) 335-4069, or online at www.CovingtonSports.org.

KIDS TENNIS CAMPS

Covington Community Sports will offer these four-day camps for boys and girls ages 8-12 will be offered Monday through Thursday beginning July 14, July 28 and Aug. 11. Camp hours are 1-3:30 p.m. each day at Cedar Heights Middle School, 19640 S.E. 272nd St. Campers will learn and enhance skills by playing in games and participating in other activities. Proper stroke and movement will be emphasized. The cost is $95 per camper per session. The instructor is Stephen Johnson, a member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Registry. More information: Covington Community Sports at (253) 335-4069, or online at www.CovingtonSports.org.

KENTRIDGE SUMMER TEAM

This program is for boys and girls ages 8-18 of all ability levels from beginners to advanced. The program goes from June 30-July 28 and will be part of the Auburn Valley Summer Tennis League. It will be coached by Kentridge High state tournament veteran Zack AhYat and his assistants. More information: Vince Howard at (253) 735-9638 or e-mail to vince.howard@kent.k12.wa.us.

KENTWOOD SUMMER TEAM

This program is for boys and girls ages 8-18 of all ability levels from beginners to advanced. The program goes from June 30-July 28 and will be part of the Auburn Valley Summer Tennis League. It will be coached by Vince Howard and his assistants. More information: Vince Howard at (253) 735-9638 or e-mail to vince.howard@kent.k12.wa.us.

TENNIS FEST

This free event for ages 5 and older is scheduled for Saturday, June 21, from 10:30 a.m.-noon at McKnight Middle School, 1200 Edmonds Ave. N.E. in Renton. It will include fun drills, games, and a chance to hit for prizes. Participants must wear tennis shoes. More information: Aces Tennis at (425) 235-9495 or online at www.rentonwa.gov.

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