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An assortment of junior tennis lessons for ages 8-17 will be held throughout the summer at the South Garner Tennis Courts. Most sessions run four weeks and feature hour-long instruction sessions. Fees range from $30-84 depending on the age group and level of play. Contact the Parks Dept. for specifics.
Adult tennis lessons are also available in four-week cycles throughout the year. The cost is $76-99. Contact the Parks Dept. for dates.
Preschool sports leagues
Preschool sports leagues for ages 4-5 are instruction-based and focus on teamwork and sportsmanship. All leagues will have five practices and three games on Saturday mornings at either 8:30 or 9:30 at the Avery Street Recreation Center. The cost is $35-46 per sport.
Youth open gym at Avery Street Recreation Center
Youth open gym sessions for ages 6-17 will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturdays at the Avery Street Recreation Center from Feb. 7 until March 28. There are games, activities and basketball available each week. There is no charge for the event.
Adult open gym
Adult open gym organized pick-up basketball games are played from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays at the Avery Street Recreation Center. Ages 18 and older can participate. The cost is $2-3. Registration is not required.
Volunteer Youth Coaches
The Town of Garner is accepting applications for volunteer youth coaches. For more info, contact Jack Baldwin at 919-662-5051 or visit garnernc.gov for an application.
Fitness Classes and Activities
The Garner Parks Department offers a variety of fitness training classes including Zumba, belly dancing, dancing, step classes and more. For info, visit garnernc.gov or call the Parks Department.
Free MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition
A free Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, at Clayton Community Park Field No. 3. Boys and girls (competing separately) in ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 (as of July 17) will have the opportunity to compete in the first of four levels of competition. Later rounds include events at all 30 MLB parks, the national finals and the MLB All-Star Game. For info or to register visit mlb.com/kids and click on the Pitch Hit and Run header.
2015 Clayton Road Race
The Clayton 5K Road Race will be held Saturday, May 9, at 9 a.m. Register by May 5 for just $20 or $30 thereafter. Race day registration is from 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. The tot trot fee for ages 6 and under is $5. Awards will be presented to the top three finishers in six age groups. Ribbons go to all of the participants in the 0.1-mile tot trot. Registration forms are available online, the Clayton Community Center, Town hall and the Hocutt-Ellington Library. The race begins and ends at Town Hall.
Girls Volleyball Camp
A Volleyball Camp for girls ages 9-14 will be held at the Clayton Community Center gym from 9 a.m. until noon from June 16-19.. Basic skills and other fundamental basic game principals of volleyball will be the focus. The camp fee is $45 for residents and $90 for non-residents.
Weekly Baseball Camps Two half-day instructional baseball camps will focus on the fundamentals of the game with college coaches from William Peace University at the East Clayton Community Park in July. The camps will help participants enhance their skills, while going through drills and game situations. A camp for ages 7-10 will be held July 20-24 and a camp for ages 11-4 is July 27-31. Camp runs from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The camp fee is $100 for residents $130 for others.
Two-day Keys to Hitting Baseball Camp
Two-day three-hour baseball hitting clinics are planned for April 27-28 (for ages 11-14) and April 29-30 (for ages 7-10) at East Clayton Community Park. The clinic will help participants work on the basics of the swing and mechanics of swing movement. The instructor will be Chris Duty, head coach at William Peace University. Camp runs from 6:30 until 8 p.m. each night. The cost is $45 for residents, $60 for others.
Two-Day Keys to Fielding Baseball Camp
Two-day three-hour baseball hitting clinics are planned for April 20-21 (for ages 11-14) and April 22-23 (for ages 7-10) at East Clayton Community Park. The clinic will help participants work on all aspects of fielding your position. The instructor will be Chris Duty, head coach at William Peace University. Camp runs from 6:30 until 8 p.m. each night. The cost is $45 for residents, $60 for others.
Summer Playground Program
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Playground Program runs from June 15 until Aug. 14 from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. weekdays. Registration is now open. The fee is $60-110 per week plus a $25 registration fee. There is a 10 percent discount for multiple siblings. The Summer Playground Program features daily activities including indoor/outdoor games, arts and crafts, gardening, and many more activities. Campers will need to bring lunch, two snacks and drinks. Our Summer Camp is mainly outdoors, weather permitting.
Tennis Camps planned for summer
Two tennis camps with the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department will be held July 27-31 (a Quickstart camp for ages 7-10) and Aug. 3-7 (a camp for ages 11-16) at Clayton Community Park. The camps run from 9 a.m. until noon daily and if a rain day is needed, it will be held on Saturday of that week. The fee is $60 for residents, $75 for others.
The Clayton Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of exercise classes, including Zumba, yoga, pilates, cardio kick and more for all ages. For information on the offerings, times and costs visit townofclaytonnc.org online.
Clayton Community Center Memberships
Memberships for use of the Clayton Community Center are available through the Clayton Parks and Recreation Department for residents of the Town of Clayton and non-residents. Non-residents rates vary from $50-160 yearly (depending on ages/numbers of family members), $8-20 monthly or $6-10 monthly. Residents fees are only $5 per year.