Midtown: Sports

Sports Notes, Nov. 17

Santa Paws 5k

The SPCA Santa Paws 5k will begin at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Cameron Village shopping center. The cost is $40. For more information, call 919-532-2086.

Rugby registration open

The North Raleigh Redhawks Spring 2014 Rugby team registration is now open. Boys and girls ages 5-19 with any level of fitness are welcome. Younger age groups play touch, and older age groups play tackle. Registration closes Dec. 31. For more information, visit www.redhawksrugby.com.

MSFITS bike ride

NC TEAM MSFITS is accepting applications for its Fifth Annual Makin’ Room for Turkey bike ride for Sunday, Nov. 24. The ride will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Raleigh Rescue Mission. The event will take place behind the Chelsea Place building at 1007 Slater Road, Durham. The registration fee is $40. Walk-in registration is welcome. For more information, visit www.MSFITS.org.

Just Think First 5K

Registration is now open for the Just Think First 5K and Skinny Turkey half marathon Thursday, Nov. 28, at Wakefield High School, 2200 Wakefield Pines Drive, Raleigh. For more information and to register, visit www.FSSeries.com.

Frostbite Doubles

The Frostbite Doubles tournament will be held Friday through Sunday, Dec. 13-15. For more information, visit www.raleighnc.gov.

Pickleball open play

Play pickleball 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday at Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St., Wake Forest.

Pickleball is played on a badminton court with a lowered net, a perforated plastic baseball and wood paddles. It is easy to learn but can develop into a competitive game for experienced players.

For information or to register, contact Joe Vartanesian at retired17@gmail.com.

Tennis coaches needed

Tennis coaches are needed for USTA Junior Team Tennis for the fall season.

Players at the 3.5 level will be trained as coaches. Teams are composed of children ages 8 and younger or 10 and younger. Practices are held from 5-6:30 p.m. Fridays and 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays.

The position pays $12 per hour and $8.25 per hour for training and administrative duties.

For more information or to schedule an interview, email David Bell at david.bell@raleighnc.gov.