Archive for Wednesday, May 23, 2001

Sports Briefs

May 23, 2001

THS basketball camp starts next week

Tonganoxie High School is hosting a fundamental basketball camp for boys in the ninth through 12th grades.

The camp, which runs from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. May 29 through June 1, will cost $5.

Free tennis clinic scheduled for June 2

The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission is sponsoring a free tennis clinic on June 2 at the tennis courts in Chieftain Park.

The clinic will be conducted by Sid Kanter, head teaching pro at Homestead Racquet Club in Kansas City. Other tennis instructors from Kansas City will assist Kanter.

The first clinic session is for children ages 10 and under and it will run from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The second session is for ages 11 through 18 and will run from 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. The final session is for adults, and it will run from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Each clinic will consist of an exhibition by the professionals in addition to teaching of tennis skills. Tennis balls will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own tennis racquets. However, Kanter will bring a number of racquets in case anyone does not have a racquet.

Although the clinic is free, anyone interested in participating is asked to register by calling the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission Office at 845-3502.

Annual summer day camp set for July

The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission's annual summer day camp is just around the corner.

The Little Chieftain Daycamp will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays the weeks of July 23 and 30.

The camp is for children ages 5 through 10, but nobody from this year's fifth-grade class qualifies. Campers will work on crafts, go on nature walks, tour local law enforcement headquarters and participate in numerous educational and fun events, said Mark Zerrer, commission director.

Sign up is one day only: this Friday.

For more information, call the commission, (913) 845-3502.

Rec Commission plans baseball camp

For the eighth year in a row, the Bluedevil Baseball Camp is coming to the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.

The camp, coordinated by the Tonganoxie Recreation Commission and Kansas City Kansas Community College Baseball, is for children 7-18 interested in improving their fundamentals.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon June 4-7.

The cost is $46 with a T-shirt and $40 with no T-Shirt.

The camp's instructor is Matt Goldbeck, KCKCC baseball coach.

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