Recreation calendar

June 18, 2013 

recreation calendar

Recreation Calendar lists upcoming events first followed by ongoing events in rotation, in alphabetical order, as space permits. Send items to Recreation Calendar, P.O. Box 921, Bradenton, FL 34206; e-mail to or fax to 745-7097.


June 18-30: Bradenton Country Club will host summer tennis camps every week in June. The camps will run from 9:30-2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $160, $210 for guests.

June 18-Aug. 16: The Celsius Tennis Academy, based at Bath & Racquet Tennis Club in Sarasota, is offering the following summer youth tennis camps for the summer. The summer tennis program is led by 2011 USTA Junior Competitive Coach of the Year Cary Cohenour and supported by a team of professional instructors who are former ATP Tour and/or collegiate or nationally ranked players.

• The Celsius Drop-in Program is suited for the confident intermediate+ player, ages 7-18, who may have other commitments and summer vacation plans or visiting teens from out-of-town who are looking for game and skill training sessions without an ongoing commitment. The cost is $90-$150 per day for 2-4 hours of coaching during regular summer practice hours.

• The Celsius 90-Degree Junior Development Program is designed for players, ages 7-16, who want to learn how to compete and have a strong desire to improve and take their game to the next level. Includes athletic skills training and conditioning. The camp runs from 9-11 a.m. weekdays, and the cost is $250 per week or $750 per month at three days per week or $400 per week or $1,000 per month for five days per week.

• The Celsius 180-Degree Program is for dedicated, competitive players, ages 10-18, who have a long-term commitment to the sport and a work ethic to continually work on strategy, stroke production and all other aspects of the game. These are players who aspire to play tennis at the highest level, including playing at the high school and collegiate levels and beyond. Match play for this program is typically Thursday or Friday depending on the weekend tournament schedule. The camp is available weekdays for two-, three-, four- and six-hour-per-day options. The cost is $250-$2.000 month based on participation. Daily drop-in rates are $90-$150 per day with two-, three- and four-hour options.

• The Celsius Future Champions camp is for intermediate-level players from ages 6-13 and will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays in two sessions (July 1-31, Aug. 1-16). The cost is $230-$850 per month long session depending on frequency and duration of participation, with 1.5 hour and 2-3 day options available. August cost is half the full month cost.

For more information on the Celsius Tennis Academy's programs and staff, visit or contact Cary Cohenour at 941-737-2635 or

June 29: The Manatee Crew Rowing Team will hold a Fun-raiser from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 29 at Tarpon Pointe Grill. There will be a rowing demo from the Riverwalk Launch, food and drink specials and island-style music from T. Scott Walker. Enter a four-person team for the Erg Challenge. For more information, contact Margaret Tsai at 941-812-7260 or

July 13-Aug. 10: Bobby Jones Golf Club will host Get Golf Ready, a golf instruction program for people with little or no golf experience at 11 a.m. every Saturday from July 13-Aug. 10. The cost is $99, and all sessions will be taught by Head PGA Golf Professional Christian Martin and Assistant Golf Professional Daniel Bailey. Participants will learn techniques regarding chipping and putting, full swing and bunker play and fundamental guidelines of use and maintenance of golf equipment, keeping scoring and navigating the course. For more information or to register, visit or call the Bobby Jones golf shop at 941-954-4163.

July 15-16: Junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour's Crown Buick Invitational on July 15-16 in New Orleans. The entry fee is $235 and includes greens fees, tee gifts and trophies in four age divisions. The deadline is July 12. To enter, call Owen Seiler at 318-402-2446 or enter online at

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