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Nature Coast Tennis Foundation to host youth tournament

The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will be hosting the 2011 Simon Toftegaard Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament Jan. 29 and 30 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

It is a singles tournament open to youths up to 18 years old. The entry fee is $30 per player. You do not need to be a USTA member to participate. The entry deadline is Jan. 22. The foundation is also looking for tournament sponsors.

For information, call Phil Zee at (352) 263-9546 or visit nctf.usta.com.

SPRING HILL HONOR SCORES: Tim Ruth headlined a week of solid scores at Spring Hill Lanes a couple of weeks ago with his 299 game in the Mike's Auto Body League on Nov. 30.

Ruth tossed games of 255 and 170 for a 724 series for the night. He wasn't the only bowler to impress in the league that Tuesday at Spring Hill. Kenny Riggs Jr. (742 series) and Doug Bolander (728) each tossed 279 games.

In the Joni Classic League on Dec. 2, Clint Bullock led all competitors with his own 279 game. The veteran bowler finished with a 666 series in the Thursday evening league.

NCTF TENNIS SOCIAL: The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will be hosting its monthly Mixed Doubles Round Robin Social on Jan. 8 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The event begins at 7 p.m. The cost is $5 per player. If you need a partner, officials can help find you one. You do not have to be a USTA member to participate.

For information, call Phil Zee at (352) 263-9546 or visit nctf.usta.com.

SPRING HILL WRESTLING: The Spring Hill Wrestling Club, a member of the Florida Amateur Wrestling Association, is currently offering classes for youths from first through eighth grade.

Practices take place in the wrestling room at Springstead High School, 3300 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill every Tuesday and Thursday night. The season will run from now through March 3.

Beginners (no or one year) will practice from 5:30-6:30 p.m., while experienced wrestlers (two or more years) will have the room from 6:30-8.

The cost is $140 per child. Details on registration are available at springhillwrestling.com.

For information, call Eric Swensen at (352) 797-7010, ext 347.

HERNANDO LACROSSE CLUB: The Hernando Lacrosse Club is holding free clinics at Veterans Memorial Park in Spring Hill over the next month.

Organizers have secured the field from 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday through Jan. 7. Coaches will be on hand to help new players at the middle and high school levels, as well as returning players, boys and girls.

Registration for HLC program teams will be available during this period as well. For information, call Greg Longo at (352) 200-6111.

HERNANDO HAWKS: The Hernando Hawks 13-and-under baseball team is holding tryouts for the 2011 spring season.

The Hawks are a competitive travel baseball club based in Spring Hill.

For information, call Kelly Stacy at (352) 263-5966.

ELKS BASKETBALL: The Brooksville Elks Lodge will have its annual Elks Hoop Shoot at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the lodge at 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. All youth are eligible, with entrants expected to shoot basketballs to earn a chance to advance to the Elks District Hoop Shoot.

Hot dogs and soda will be available. Referees and scorekeepers are needed.

For information, call the Elks lodge at (352) 596-2582.

UMPIRING CLINICS: The Hernando-Sumter Umpires Association, one of the largest baseball and softball umpiring associations in the state, will have five umpiring clinics in January and February.

The classes are designed for men and women 16 and older who want to become baseball or softball umpires. They are designed for anyone with a basic knowledge of the game but no prior experience, or can help seasoned umpires become better.

The first clinic will be Jan. 9 at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill. Other clinics will be Jan. 16 at Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville and Jan. 23 at Ridge Manor Park in Ridge Manor.

Two more clinics will follow in Pasco and Sumter counties: Jan. 29 at the Kenny Dixon Sports Complex in Bushnell and Feb. 5 at the Wesley Chapel District Park in Pasco County.

Each of the clinics will begin at noon. To register, call Jerry Theilen at (352) 428-0071 or send e-mail to clinics@hernandosumterumpire.com.

To notify us of community sports achievements or coming events, contact Derek J. LaRiviere at derekjlariviere@gmail.com or (352) 584-6337.

Nature Coast Tennis Foundation to host youth tournament 12/15/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 6:15pm]
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