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 www.planitfresno.com. All numbers in 559 area code unless noted.

BASEBALL

** Bullard Cal Ripken Registration: T-ball 8th grade Saturday, Dec. 21 and Jan. 11, Starr Elementary or register online at www.Bullardcalripken.org, 289-8630, anthony.demaria@mccormickbarstow.com.

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

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

BASKETBALL

** Lil Riders Sign-Ups: 6 p.m. Tuesday, East Fresno Boys & Girls Club, 266-7605, www.bgclubfc.org, $25.

GOLF

** Central Valley Jr. Golf Tournament: 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Ages 9-17, Riverbend Golf Club, 269-6369, register at www.cvjrgolf.com, $30.

MARTIAL ARTS

** West Clovis Judo Club: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays. Kastner Intermediate. 434-3459, jtakeda@chukajudo.org.

** 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, www.japanways.com.

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

MISCELLANEOUS

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

** Youth rugby: Central Valley Rugby Foundation forming U10, U12, U14 teams in Fresno and Clovis, with matches in January. www.centralcaliforniarugbyfoundation.com. Details: Clovis, Harlie Smith at hsmith3486@aol.com and 259-7073 or Gavin Tablada at gt944@att.net and 259-3960; Fresno, Rudy Negrete at rnegrete559@gmail.com or Rob Tookoian at RTookoian@gmail.com. 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, fresnopetanque@gmail.com.

** 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 jcoyne@ci.visalia.ca.us.

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

RUN/WALK

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

SOCCER

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

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

SOFTBALL

** 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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