North Raleigh: Sports

Sports Notes, Oct. 22

Basketball coaches needed

The Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department is seeking responsible adults interested in volunteering one night a week and an hour on Saturdays to coach youth basketball teams of all age groups. Leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 5-17. Practices will get underway soon, and games will run from December through February at Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St., Wake forest. Call 919-435-9457 or email for more information.

Karate classes

Karate Kenpo classes are offered from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for youth, and 7 to 8:30 p.m. for adults, at Millbrook Exchange Park, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh. Monthly fee is $45. The instructor is Bill Parsons of the Triangle Kenpo Institute.

Pickleball open play

Play pickleball from 8 to 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday, and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays on the tennis courts 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

Flag football

Each year from September through November, the Wake Forest Parks and Recreation Department partners with CenterPoint Sports to offer an Adult Flag Football League.

League games are played on Sunday afternoons from mid-September through early November.

For team entry information, contact Edward Austin at 919-435-9562.

Adult basketball leagues

Wake Forest Parks and Recreation offers 4-on-4 basketball leagues for adults both Over 35 and Under 35.

Registration costs $200 per team and is held in August. The leagues run September through November with Over 35 games on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Under 35 games on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Flaherty Park Community Center.

For more information, visit or contact Meghan Hawkins at or 919-435-9457.