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Cinco de Mayo tennis tournament getting cranked up

The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation will host its second annual Cinco de Mayo Adult Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament on May 4 and 5 at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The event will feature two divisions. Teams with a combined national tennis rating of 7 or above, according to the U.S. Tennis Association. will be placed in Division A; tandems with a rating less than 7 will compete in Division B.

The cost is $20 per player. The event is open to all adults, including non-USTA members.

For information, call Don Kirby at (352) 584-2779 or Karen Lund at (352) 585-3733. Interested players may also send email to nctf@tampabay.rr.com or visit nctf.usta.com.

HERNANDO WOMEN'S 500 CLUB BOWLING: The Hernando County Women's 500 Club will have its next tournament on April 28 at Mariner Lanes in Spring Hill.

The event will be an 8-pin no-tap tournament with two divisions: Class A (151 average and above) and Class B (150 average and below). Entrants must be members of the Hernando County Women's 500 Club, the Hernando County Women's Bowling Association and the U.S. Bowling Congress.

The deadline to register is April 23. Applications are available at both Spring Hill Lanes and Mariner Lanes.

For information, call Sheila Wehrenberg at (352) 688-1575.

MUD ENDEAVOR 5K: The second annual Mud Endeavor will take place Saturday at 7182 Remington Road, near the Croom Motorcycle Area, east of Brooksville.

Organizer Randy Yoho says the 5K course will feature hilly terrain; obstacles specially constructed for the event, including three water slides, and "lots of mud."

The event is open to the public and will include live music, a costume contest and a post-race party. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

For information, visit mudendeavor.com or call Yoho at (352) 588-0323.

HUMANE SOCIETY GOLF TOURNAMENT: Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville will host the fourth annual Cause Fore Paws golf tournament April 9 to benefit the Humane Society of the Nature Coast.

A shotgun start for the best-ball scramble is set for 9 a.m., with check-in at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $75 per golfer, which includes prizes and a buffet barbecue lunch. The registration deadline is March 29.

Sponsorships also are available for pets and their human companions. Proceeds will be used to care for homeless pets in Hernando, Citrus, Pasco and Sumter counties.

For information, call the Humane Society office at (352) 796-2711 or visit humanrescue.org.

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Gifts from Home Support Our Troops Golf Tournament will be April 14 at Rivard Golf Club, off U.S. 41, south of Brooksville.

All proceeds go to Gifts from Home, which sends items to troops overseas to raise morale. The organization's funding comes from individual donations and fundraising events.

Registration fee is $35 per golfer or $140 per foursome. The cost includes greens fees, prizes and food.

The shotgun start will be at 8 a.m. There will be a closest-to-the-pin contest, a longest-drive contest, a 50-50 raffle and a yard sale. Entry forms may be picked up at Rivard.

For information, contact Larry or Linda Kidwell at (352) 684-4185 or giftsfromhome@tampabay.rr.com.

FIREARMS CLASSES AND BENEFIT EVENT: The Hernando Sportsman's Club, on U.S. 19 north of Weeki Wachee, is offering firearms safety classes over the next few months.

The next class dates will be April 3, April 20, May 1, May 18 and Jun. 5. A special "ladies only" class will be held on June 15. All classes run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The course covers lessons about the basics of firearm safety around the home and the fundamentals of pistol shooting. The class includes practice time on the range.

Completion of the class provides the required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit.

Advance registration is required; fee is $60 per person.

For information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit hernandosportsmansclub.com.

HOGAN LAW FIRM FISHING TOURNAMENT: The fifth annual Hogan Law Firm Charity Fishing Tournament to benefit HPH Hospice casts off from Bayport on April 27.

The event begins at 7 a.m., with fishing ending at 3 p.m. An awards banquet and silent auction will follow.

Registration is $100 per angler for individuals with their own boat, bait and tackle. Participants registering by Friday will receive a $25 discount. All anglers will receive a gift bag, tournament shirt and three meals for the day.

Last year's tournament included 50 registrants and raised more than $19,000 to benefit of HPH Hospice.

For information, including sponsorship opportunities, call the Hogan Law Firm at (352) 799-8423 or visit HLF-Fishing Tournament.com.

DISTANCE RUNNING EVENT: Jim Harnett is hosting the Croom Fools Trail Run, a long-distance running event in Hernando County, on April 6.

The run will be in the Withlacoochee State Forest. The event is a series of three races, including a 50-mile Fools Run, a 50-kilometer "I'm Not a Fool" Run, and a 16-mile run. The main trail for the event is a 16-mile loop.

For information, visit naturallyhernando.org or call the county tourism office at (352) 754-4405.

TENNIS CLINICS: Ace Performance Tennis is offering Quick Start Drills on Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The cost is $10 per class. Drills and games are designed for beginning players, using the U.S. Tennis Association-approved strategies for 60-foot court players.

Participants will learn to play tennis quickly with age- and size-appropriate equipment and modified courts.

Ace Performance Tennis is also offering Ladies Night Out from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Monday at Delta Woods Park.

The cost is $10 per class. Women of beginning and intermediate skill levels will learn to play in a fun social setting.

For information, call John or Louise Downey at (352) 666-0658 or visit louisedowney.usptapro.com.

Contact Derek J. LaRiviere at derekjlariviere@gmail.com or (352) 584-6337.

Cinco de Mayo tennis tournament getting cranked up 03/21/13 [Last modified: Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:08pm]

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