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Tennis tournament set for Sept. 28

The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will host the second annual Mattie Smouse Memorial adult doubles tournament on Sept. 28-30 at Delta Woods Park.

"The first tournament had about 45 players and went really well," organizer Don Kirby said. "This year we're aiming to have about 50 players and use this as an event for community development. Mattie (Smouse) was a great tennis player and very well liked in the community and we're excited about honoring her with this event."

Men's and Women's doubles will play in three divisions: A Division (7.5 or greater combined); B Division (6.0 to 7.0 combined); and C Division (just getting started or super seniors, eight games Pro set only). If players need a partner, one can be provided.

The entry fee is $25 per player. This event is open to the public. For information and registration forms visit www.NCTF.USTA.com, call Don Kirby at (352) 584-2778 or email NCTF@tampabay.rr.com.

SOCCER: The Tampa Bay Sports Group will host Little Kicks Soccer at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center. Classes begin Saturday and will run through June 2013. There is an annual registration fee of $15, which includes a T-shirt, and a monthly fee of $40. This non-competitive form of soccer is taught at the basic level and focuses on skills, drills and games. Classes take place on Saturdays from noon to 12:45 p.m. for kids ages 3-4, and from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. for kids ages 5-7. A registration form may be downloaded at www.tampabaysportsgroup.com/little-kicks-soccer/. For information call (727) 657-4560 or email info@littlekicssoccer.com.

GOLF: Habitat for Humanity will host the 2012 Habitat Business Challenge Charity Golf Tournament on Sept. 29 at Silverado Golf and Country Club in Zephyrhills. The four player scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The entry fee is $250 per business team with registration limited to the first 30 teams. Teams are comprised of three chosen golfers and a high school golfer purchased at a mixer party on the evening of Sept. 28. Proceeds will benefit the Habitat for Humanity and local high school golf teams. For information, visit www.habitatpasco.org. To register, call the Silverado Golf and Country Club pro shop at (813) 788-1225.

PADDLERS TOOLKIT: The Florida Paddling Trails Association will provide Environmental Toolkit Training starting at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 13 at Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park. There will be about three and a half hours of classroom training on interacting with nature, protecting Florida's environment and bringing the right gear. After lunch there will be a several hour paddle. To sign up, visit www.floridapaddlingtrails.com. For information contact Hank Brooks at hbrooks@floridapaddlingtrails.com.

To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at davidrice83 @gmail.com.

KAYAKING: Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park will host the Durney Key Sunset Paddle at 5 p.m. Sept. 29, launching from the Citizen Support Organization office at 9120 Old Post Road, Port Richey. Paddlers will head to the small tropical spoil island a mile off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, where they will relax and enjoy the sunset. The return trip will be under a full moon rising in the east. This 4-mile excursion is mostly through open Gulf waters, so it is not recommended for beginners. All paddlers must bring their own kayak or canoe, as well as a Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device, whistle and flashlight or some other light on the boat. The event is free to Citizen Support Organization members; $5 for everyone else. To register, visit tinyurl.com/CSO-paddle. For information email cso.saltsprings@gmail.com.



KAYAKING: Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park will host the Durney Key Sunset Paddle at 5 p.m. Sept. 29, launching from the Citizen Support Organization office at 9120 Old Post Road, Port Richey. Paddlers will head to the small tropical spoil island a mile off the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, where they will relax and enjoy the sunset. The return trip will be under a full moon rising in the east. This 4-mile excursion is mostly through open Gulf waters, so it is not recommended for beginners. All paddlers must bring their own kayak or canoe, as well as a Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device, whistle and flashlight or some other light on the boat. The event is free to Citizen Support Organization members; $5 for everyone else. To register, visit tinyurl.com/CSO-paddle. For information email cso.saltsprings@gmail.com.

Tennis tournament set for Sept. 28 09/13/12 [Last modified: Thursday, September 13, 2012 8:21pm]
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