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Nature Coast Tennis Foundation tournament starts Saturday in Spring Hill

The Nature Coast Tennis Foundation is hosting its fourth annual Junior Invitational Tennis Tournament on Saturday and Sunday at Delta Woods Park in Spring Hill.

The tournament is open to all elementary, middle and high school students; however, the playing field is complete. Trophies will be awarded for first- and second-place finishers in each division. There will be six divisions: a boys and girls division for each school level.

For more information, contact the NCTF at (352) 666-0658 or visit www.nctf.usta.com.

CLINICS: The Brooksville Recreation Department is hosting a series of educational clinics for all area youth baseball and softball coaches. The clinics are being offered through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association and will provide coaches with information on teaching proper techniques, first aid and being a role model.

Baseball clinics will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 and from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 18 Softball clinics will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 and from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 25. All clinics will be held at the Jerome Brown Center in Brooksville. Cost is $20.

For more information, call (352) 540-3835.

MLB CLINIC: For the third year in a row, the Brooksville Recreation Department, Hernando County Mining Association and Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association are teaming up to host a free baseball clinic for kids at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 7.

This is a chance for local youths to come and learn from former professional ballplayers for no charge. The clinic is open to all kids ages 7 to 14.

Although the clinic is free, pre-registration is recommended. For more information, call the Brooksville Recreation Department at (352) 540-3835.

BASEBALL: The spring 2009 Little League season will start soon and the West Hernando Little League has registration dates throughout the month.

Today and Saturday, league representatives will be at Freedom Field on Deltona Boulevard in Spring Hill. Officials will be signing up participants from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Parents can also register kids online at www.westhernando littleleague.com. For more information, call (352) 232-4671.

SOFTBALL: Spring Hill Dixie Softball is also holding spring 2009 registrations this month.

Officials from the league will be available to register interested youths at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 31.

Birth certificates and children must be present at registration. The fee is $90 per child, which includes full uniform, insurance, trophies, practices and full game schedule.

For more information, visit www.shdixiesoftball.com or call Glenn Primavera at (352) 442-1957.

Submit upcoming events, registrations, info to communitysports@tampabay.com.

Nature Coast Tennis Foundation tournament starts Saturday in Spring Hill 01/22/09 [Last modified: Thursday, January 22, 2009 5:28pm]
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