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Local Sports in Brief: Spring and summer tennis offerings in Prescott

Six one-day Grand Prix Tournaments will continue on a once-a-month basis, from May through October, with NTRP ability levels of men’s and women’s Doubles (9.0-8.0-7.0-6.0), Mixed and Singles (4.5+, 4.0, 3.0, 2.5) on the following dates: Sundays – May 7 (D), June 11 (M), July 30 (S), Aug. 13 (D), Sept. 24 (M) and Oct. 22 (S). Times: noon to 5 p.m. Site: Yavapai College. Cost: $20 per person. Prizes, food and round-robin format/balls provided. Enter by sending an email to: choward4541@gmail.com, listing your name, ability and partner.

Yavapai College Tennis summer classes begin June 5 and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $79 for the semester. Register at yc.edu. Classes are listed as: PHE 105, 126 (a.m.) and 127 (p.m.). Classes open to the first 16 people to sign up.

PATA NTRP Memorial Day Tennis Tournament May 27-29 (singles/doubles and mixed events); PATA Mile High Senior Tennis (Sanctioned) Open July 13-16 (singles/doubles and mixed events by age groups, not ability levels) and PATA NTRP Labor Day Tennis Tournament Sept. 2-4 (singles/doubles and mixed events).

Clinics taught by local certified and long-standing tennis professionals Fay Matsumoto, Dave Hibbs and Chris Howard. They include… “Learn the Game of Tennis in a Weekend,” May 13 & 14 (May 5 registration deadline): teaches basic strokes, singles and doubles strategy, rules, etiquette and match-play situations. “The Art of Doubles” (3.5-4.5 NTRP Level to Join), June 24 & 25 (June 16 registration deadline): teaches team attitude, hitting spots, shifting as a team, when to approach and when to stay back, dealing with the lob, mindset, on-court and off-court discussions and demonstrations. “Secrets of Good Doubles” (3.5-4.5 NTRP), Aug. 5 & 6 (July 28 registration deadline. Morning session: 8 to 11:30 a.m. Lunch: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Afternoon session: 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $300. Held at Yavapai College. To sign up or ask questions, email Dave Hibbs at: onehibbee@hotmail.com.

Buckey O’Neill VFW Post golf tournament May 6 at Antelope Hills in Prescott

As Americans, we all owe a debt to the Veterans who have sacrificed life, limbs, health and time with those they love to go to war on our behalf. If you’ve ever wanted an opportunity to thank the men and women who have served our country – on the battlefield and behind the scenes – now is your chance.

And you can do it by donating to the cause or spending a beautiful day outside on the golf course with friends. The Buckey O’Neill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 541 is the oldest continuously active Post in the State of Arizona. On May 6 they will be hosting their annual golf tournament at the Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott to raise money to help other Vets in need.

The VFW Post is seeking hole sponsors, teams and donations of raffle items. Hole sponsorships are offered for a $125 donation and will include a sign with your or your company’s name, or the name of someone you would like recognized. Corporate advertising can include the name, logo, phone, email or web address visible to all players and public at the event. Teams cost $85 per player and should include four players for a four-person scramble. Show time is at 7 a.m., with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Awards and a lunch will follow at the V.F.W. Post 541, 202 N. Arizona St. The Post also needs donations and raffle prizes for the auction at the end of the tournament. This is a great opportunity to advertise your business or to simply show support to our Arizona veterans. All proceeds go towards Veteran Relief and the Prescott VA Alzheimer’s award. To sponsor a hole, to register a team or to donate, call George Beitzel at 928-237-8434 or Gina Pecoraro at 650-291-5699. Your Veterans need you!

Salvation Army’s 17th Annual Kidz 2 Camp Golf Tournament May 9

The Salvation Army Prescott Corps is once again planning on sending 100 lower-income children from all over the quad-city area to camp this summer. Camp Ponderosa’s registration cost is $235 per child for a week at camp, so they are attempting to raise a minimum of $23,500. You, too, can register your child or children who are between the ages of 7 and 12 for camp by calling 928-778-0150. To help raise these funds is The Salvation Army’s 17th Annual Kidz 2 Camp Golf Tournament, Tuesday, May 9, at The Club at Prescott Lakes. To register to play, sponsor or donate auction items, call Salvation Army Prescott Corps at 928-778-0150 or stop by the office at 237 S. Montezuma St. in Prescott. Join us May 9. When you play golf with us, you’ll help “kidz” play at camp!

Embry-Riddle Summer Basketball Camp

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Men’s Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls runs June 5-8 at the Activity Center on ERAU’s Prescott campus. Those ages 7-11 will go each day from 9-11 a.m., followed by those ages 12-16 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Entry fee is $90 per participant.

The Embry-Riddle men’s basketball team’s coaching staff and players operate the camp. For more information, email ERAU coach Eric Fundalewicz at: fundalee@erau.edu or assistant coach Doug Beilfuss at: beilfusd@erau.edu. Website: http://summercamps.erau.edu/camps/basketball-day-camp.html.

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