Valley Sports Recreation Calendar for 12/12

The Fresno BeeDecember 11, 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.


** Bullard Cal Ripken Registration: T-ball 8th grade Saturday, Dec. 21 and Jan. 11, Starr Elementary or register online at, 289-8630,

** 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, East Fresno Boys & Girls Club, 266-7605,, $25.


** Central Valley Jr. Golf Tournament: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, 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.


** 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.


** 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.


** 14U Clovis Rockets Tryouts: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Buchanan High, 905-6004.

** Central Cal Outlawz Tryouts: 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Golden West High, Visalia, 909-5227.

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