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Track meet is part of Land O'Lakes fitness clinic

Land O'Lakes High School will host the Land O'Lakes Family Fitness Clinic and Track Meet on July 23. The daylong event will include clinics taught by fitness and running professionals, an expo on apparel and medical topics, a track meet and a dinner.

"It's kind of the first time we've done something like this for newer coaches in track and field or cross country," Land O'Lakes' track and cross country coach Chris Keppel said. "I wanted to do something that would benefit people in the area from both a fitness perspective and for those looking to improve their skills in running and coaching.

"The event is to help bring money into the track and cross country programs here, but I really wanted to do something that would benefit young coaches," he added. "Most seminars cater to coaches who have been doing it for a while."

The clinic costs $25 for those who preregister to participate in the full day, but individual event prices are also available. The proceeds will go to the school's athletic boosters. For information, contact Keppel at (813) 508-4063 or send him an e-mail at

VOLLEYBALL: Wiregrass Ranch High School will hold a volleyball camp for kids entering grades 6 to 9 from July 27-29. The camp costs $75 and includes instruction, a T-shirt and a tournament. Forms can be picked up at the school's front office or online at the school's volleyball blog. For information, contact Wiregrass' head volleyball coach Mindy Kantor at (813) 346-6000 or send her an e-mail at mkantor

MORE VOLLEYBALL: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex in Holiday is holding open gym volleyball nights from 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in July. The games are open to all ages, but children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

TENNIS: Registration begins Aug. 2 for the Pasco Tennis League at the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex in Holiday. The league is open to players 16 and up, and registration is $10. Divisions include singles, doubles and coed. League play begins Sept. 13. For information, call (727) 942-7439.

MORE TENNIS: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex is holding tennis camps for kids ages 5-17 every Monday through Thursday this month. The cost is $34 per week and the camps will take place from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. For information, call (813) 929-1220.

TABLE TENNIS: Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex offers free open table tennis from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Friday nights. Players must be 16 years old or older. For information, call (813) 929-1220.

KARATE: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex offers ongoing karate classes taught by Marty Betts. The classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays for ages 6 and up. They are broken down into two sessions with kids ages 6 to 12 having a session from 7 to 7:45 p.m. while participants ages 13 and up go from 8 to 9 p.m. The cost is $35 for the first person and $25 for an additional family member. For information, call (813) 929-1220.

BASKETBALL: Registration runs from July 19 to Aug. 21 for the adult basketball league at the J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex in Holiday. The league, which is open to players 18 and older, plays on Saturdays. Registration is $300 per team. Space is limited. For information call (727) 942-7439.

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Track meet is part of Land O'Lakes fitness clinic 07/09/10 [Last modified: Friday, July 9, 2010 8:51pm]
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