Tennis Block Party celebrates Tennis Month

PUHI — A first-ever Tennis Block Party is just one way the Kaua‘i District Tennis Association is celebrating May as Tennis Month.

Cardio Tennis will open the festivities starting at 10 a.m. May 12 at the Kaua‘i Community College tennis courts in Puhi.

Beginner Adult and Youth classes are part of the Cardio Tennis program with the Line Game starting at 11:45 a.m. A Foam Ball Tournament which starts at 12:30 p.m. has limited slots available and players interested should sign up early.

At 1:15, the United States Tennis Association’s Project 36/60 demonstrations will start, targeting young players between 8 and 10 years old. Project 36/60 utilizes scaled-down courts, modified equipment and competitive scoring formats.

Local tennis pros and instructors will be on hand to help players jazz up their games with skills and drills to fortify anyone’s tennis game during the Island Pro Tour that starts at 2 p.m.

Throughout the day, Prince and Babolat rackets can be test-driven with prizes and a tennis swap meet punctuating the day.

The tennis swap meet is a fundraiser for Kaua‘i’s Junior Team Tennis program.

Members of the KDTA invite people to bring a potluck to share and complement the KDTA’s pupu platters and beverage offerings.

The USTA Tennis Block Party is a nationwide effort for people to learn more about the game of tennis while having fun doing it.

People should bring a racket, shoes, sunscreen, water, chair, and a favorite dish.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call Laurie Coberly at 826-1476, or Carolyn Lum at 245-9661.

Lihu‘e PW meeting

next Tuesday

The Lihu‘e Pop Warner Association Tackle and Cheer Program will be hosting its general membership meeting next Tuesday at the Lihu‘e Neighborhood Center.

All Lihu‘e Patriot participants and families are encouraged to attend this informative meeting which starts at 6 p.m.

Registration forms for the 2007 tackle and cheer season will be available.

For more information, call Gracie Grace at 635-5517.

Free basketball

clinic offered

“The Ultimate Basketball shooting method” clinic will be offered this weekend at the Kaua‘i High School gym. The clinic is free and open to players aged 4 to 12 years old.

Professional basketball shooting coach Allan Silva of Farrington High School, high school all-state basketball players Beau Albrechtson, members of this year’s boys state basketball champions of Kaimuki High School, and members of the University of Hawai‘i basketball team are expected to attend.

The clinic will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 274-3173, ext. 218.

WKMC/KVMH holds annual golf Tournament

The West Kaua‘i Medical Clinic and the Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital announced its third annual charitable golf tournament, with proceeds benefitting the KVMH charitable fund.

It will be held on Saturday, June 9 at the Po‘ipu Bay Golf Course. The entry fee is $95. The deadline to apply is June 1. For more information, call Steve Kline at 338-9452.

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