Valley Sports Recreation Calendar for 12/5

The Fresno BeeDecember 4, 2013 

John Browning returns a shot during a doubles match of pickleball at his home. The game is a hybrid of tennis, badminton and ping pong. The game is popular among older athletes, because it features less movement and thus strain on body joints.

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Central San Joaquin Valley recreational announcements. Submit items and search for events at All numbers in 559 area code unless noted.


SJV Spartan Training Sessions: Ages 10U-18U. 573-4559.

Fall development program: Grades 8-10, through December. 549-4487, $400.


Lil Riders Sign-Ups: 6 p.m. Tuesday and Dec. 17, East Fresno Boys & Girls Club, 266-7605,, $25.


Central Valley Jr. Golf Tournament: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15, Ages 9-17, Riverbend Golf Club, 269-6369, register at, $30.


West Clovis Judo Club: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays. Kastner Intermediate. 434-3459,

Clovis Judo: 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays. Alta Sierra Intermediate. 299-3739.

Japan Ways traditional karate: Mondays-Saturdays. Beginner, intermediate and advanced. 432-7817,

Karazenpo karate: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 225-2199, $25 monthly.


559 Fights: 7 p.m. Friday, Selland Arena,, $20-$60.

Central Cal Lacrosse Club: 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Men's club seeks players. San Gabriel Park, Clovis. 388-4428,

Youth rugby: Central Valley Rugby Foundation forming U10, U12, U14 teams in Fresno and Clovis, with matches in January. Details: Clovis, Harlie Smith at and 259-7073 or Gavin Tablada at and 259-3960; Fresno, Rudy Negrete at or Rob Tookoian at Beginners welcome.

Clovis Rugby Club: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays. Bicentennial Park, Clovis. 322-9160.

Fresno Pétanque Club: Games 1 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Sundays, 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Cary Park, 4750 N. Fresno St. Beginners welcome. 431-5944,

Lawn bowling: Free lessons. Winter hours, noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through April. Holmes Playground. 587-1510, 222-4124.

Pickleball: All ages, skills. 834-2688.

Pickleball league: City of Visalia, 18 and older. 8-9 a.m. Saturdays at Plaza Park tennis courts. $35. 713-4381 or

Tulare County Trap Club/Shooting: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays. Trap, wobble trap, skeet. 772-2334.


Nature Walk: Winter at River West: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies, 248-8480, ext. 101, free.

Fresno Resolution Run: 8 a.m. Jan. 1, Woodward Park, 313-4469,, $20-$30.


Sponsored Girls 16U Open Tryout: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays until Jan. 26. Bullard High.

ADP Soccer Speed, Conditioning and Agility Training: 6-8 p.m. daily-Dec. 31, 549-4487,, $75 per month.


California Destroyers Girls Fast-Pitch Tryouts: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Lions Town and Country Park, Madera, 363-6035,

Fresno Blaze Tryouts: 9 a.m. Saturday. Bullard High, 273-7167 or 960-1219,

14U Clovis Rockets Tryouts: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Clovis East High, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 14 Buchanan High, 905-6004.


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