Recreation Calendar, April 13

All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.


LADY BOBCATS SUMMER YOUTH CAMP: Who: Girls in grades 4-7; When: 4:30-6:30 pm, June 10-July 22; Where: Bluffton High School; Cost: $75; Registration deadline: June 1; Note: Campers will receive a T-shirt. Space is limited to 70 campers; Information: Contact Bluffton High School girls basketball coach Lonnie Roberts at


CROQUET CLINICS: What: Croquet Clinics available by appointment; Where: Port Royal Croquet Club Lawn Court; When: 1 p.m. on Monday afternoons; Notes: Chance to become a member of the Port Royal Croquet Club; Information: Call 298-6566, ask for Russ Rymer or call Port Royal Plantation at 681-1771.


PARRIS ISLAND IRON MIKE BIKE/WALK TOUR: What: 14-mile bike tour or 3-mile walking tour; When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 16; Where: Parris Island; Cost: Free; Notes: Bike tour takes riders on a 16-stop tour of the Depot's colonial plantation and military historic sites. Walk covers historical portions of mainside Parris Island. A driver's license, registration and proof of insurance are required to access the base. Base policy requires cyclists to wear helmets and follow the rules of the road. Information: Call 228-2951.

CENTURY AND RIDES ON THE ISLANDS: What: Sixth annual event sponsored by Pathways Connect; Who: All levels; When: May 7; Where: Lady's Island, 100 Sea Island Parkway (Route 21); Notes: The "Fun Ride," 15 miles, and the 30-mile ride will start at 9:30 a.m. The 60-mile and 100-mile rides will start at 8 a.m. The ride benefits the Beaufort County Rail Trail. Registration: Online at, or obtain a form at Lowcountry Bicycles, 102 Sea Island Parkway, Lady's Island. Information: Call Jane Frederick at 522-8422.

KICKIN' ASPHALT BICYCLE CLUB: What: A bicycle touring club for riders of all ages, abilities and experience levels; Note: Each ride for has 20- or 40-mile option; Information: Call 384-1808 or


BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: April 14; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island. Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: Capt. Wally Phinney and Capt. Bill Parker will present techniques using planers, spoons and or ballyhoo to catch Spanish mackerel. There will also be a presentation on chumming for very large Spanish. No reservations needed. Guests are welcome. Information: Call Capt. Frank Gibson at 522-2020.


ULTIMATE FRISBEE PRACTICE: When: 5:30 p.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays; Where: Chaplin Park, Hilton Head Island; Notes: Guys and girls of all levels welcome; Information: call 290-0804 or e-mail


YOUNG LIFE GOLF TOURNAMENT: What: Fundraiser for Beaufort Young Life; When: April 18; Where: Dataw Island Golf Club; Time: Registration, 11 a.m., shotgun start, 12:30 p.m.; Format: Captain's choice; Registration deadline: April 1; Cost: $100 per player; Information: Go to or email

CODA SWING FOR SPRING GOLF TOURNAMENT: What: Golf tournament to benefit Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse; When: May 2; Where: Callawassie Island Club; Time: Registration, 11 a.m., shotgun start, 1 p.m.; Format: Shamble; Cost: $140 per person, $480 for foursome; Information: Go to or call 770-1074, extension 221.

DEDE OWENS MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL: What: Ninth annual fundraising tournament for Cross Schools; When: 12:30 p.m., May 9; Where: Belfair Golf Club, Bluffton; Cost: $150 per person; Notes: Luncheon and awards reception after play. Putting contest, silent auction, mulligans. Sponsorship opportunities available. Information: Call 706-2000 or go to

BEAUFORT COUNTY GAMECOCK CLASSIC: When: 9 a.m., June 11; Where: Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island; Format: 4-person scramble, Captain's Choice; Cost: $100 per player; Notes: Gift bag, awards lunch, on-course beverages, hole contests and prizes. Proceeds benefit USC scholarship athletes. Information: Call Linda McCarty at 521-1445.

BRITISH OPEN PUB JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM: What: Introduction to the rules and etiquette of golf; Where: Old South Golf Links; When: 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays (grades 1-2) and Wednesdays (grades 3 & up) from Feb. 7-March 9; Cost: $25 per week or $100 for five-lesson series (includes snack, drink and USGA rulebook); Note: Clubs and balls provided

FREE GOLF EXHIBITION: Where: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort; When: Mondays, 4-5 p.m.; Notes: Doug Weaver, director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy, conducts a weekly 45-minute golf clinic and demonstration entitled "Where Does the Power Come From?" at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Center at Palmetto Dunes. Free and open to the public. Information: Call 785-1138 or e-mail

PALMETTO DUNES JUNIOR CLASSES: What: Instruction and games focusing on mastering the fundamentals of golf, etiquette and rules; When: 10-11 a.m. Monday through Friday; 4-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Where: Robert Trent Jones Golf Course; Cost: $25 per class; Registration/Information: Call 785-1138.

PALMETTO DUNES ADVANCED JUNIOR SESSIONS: What: Play with the pro and learn as you go; When: 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays; Where: Robert Trent Jones Golf Course; Cost: $90 per session; Registration/Information: Call 785-1138.


HILTON HEAD ISLAND GYMNASTICS: What: Winter Session, Jan. 3-March 19; Who: Ages 1-18; Where: 379 Browns Cove Rd. (Riverwalk Business Park on SC-170); Registration deadline: Dec. 31; Notes: Specials for early registration. Holiday camps Dec. 20-30, Fun Gyms, Open Gym, Birthdays. Information: Call Cecilia at 815-6590 or go to

SPORTS ACADEMY GYMNASTICS AND DANCE: What: Fall Registration for gymnastics and dance; Who: ages 1 and up; When: Fall classes start Aug. 17; Where: Sports Academy Gymnastics and Dance, 20 Maxine Lane, Beaufort; Notes: Gymnastics classes for mommy and me, preschool, school age, advanced and team. Dance clasess include preschool, ballet, tap, and hip-hop. Information: Call 846-1804 or go to


TIDE RIDERS KAYAKING CLUB: What: Monthly kayak trips; Cost: $10 per person per trip; Notes: Club meets once a month to explore new areas and meet new folks. Most trips are between 4-8 miles in length and are accessible to beginning paddlers. There is no fee to join. Send an e-mail to to get on the mailing list. Information: Call Kim Gundler at 525-0810 or go to


KIDS KARATE: What: McElroy's Martial Arts Academy; Where: Powerhouse Gym, Bridge Center, Bluffton; Who: Ages 5-13; When: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Nov. 9; Cost: $20; Notes: Master instructor Rick McElroy teaches the class, which is held twice weekly. Registration/Information: Call McElroy at 681-6538.

TAE KWON DO CLASSES: Where: Wardle Family YMCA, Beaufort; When: Mondays and Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Who: All ages; Notes: Class is taught by 2nd degree black belt Tim Snyder. Try one class for free before deciding whether to join. Information: Call 522-9622.


LOW COUNTRY HOG JOG: What: Fifth annual trail run and nature walk; When: 8 a.m., May 15; Where: Sergeant Jasper Park, Hardeeville; Notes: Adult event will be a 4-mile trail run. Kids (under 12) trail run is 2 miles. The event also will include a Toddler Trot, award ceremony and post-race celebration and door prizes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the USC Beaufort and Bluffton High School cross country teams. Registration: Go to; Information: Call Bear Foot Sports at 757-8520.

PALMETTO PACERS WEEKLY RUNS: What: Palmetto Pacers Running Club; Where: Bluffton; When: 8 a.m. Sunday (at Island Bagel Company) and 5:45 p.m. Wednesday (at Squat-n-Gobble); Notes: Each run will consist of a long and short run, typically ranging from 3-5 miles. Information: E-mail


ADULT WATER EXERCISE CLASSES: Where: Beaufort County YMCA, Port Royal; When: Shallow Water Classes -- Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:45-9:45 a.m. & 10-11 a.m.; Saturday 8:45-9:45 a.m.; Deep Water Classes -- Tuesday and Thursday, 10-11 a.m. & 5:35-6:35 p.m. Notes: Classes are led by trained instructors and offer a strenuous, low-impact aerobic workout. Information: Call the YMCA at 521-9622, go to, or e-mail

WATER AEROBICS CLASSES: Where: Celadon Activity Center & Spa, Lady's Island; When: Mondays at 4 p.m., Wednesdays at 11 a.m.; Cost: $5 per class; Registration/Information: Call the Celadon Activity Center & Spa at 379-1088.


JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS REGISTRATION: What: USTA summer tennis team competition program; When: Registration began April 1; Who: Tennis players of any ability under 18 years old; Notes: Season begins May 11 and ends June 25. Typically, there is a mid-week practice and a weekend match. Children will be broken up into age groups to compete as singles, doubles or mixed doubles. USTA membership, at a special junior rate, and a team fee is required; Information: Call Robert Brown at 290-2833 or go to

BANANA OPEN JUNIOR CHALLENGE: Where: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center; When: April 29-May 1; Cost: $35 (includes Friday night dinner by Jim N Nick's, lunches by Truffles); Registration deadline: April 24; Format: Novice and Tournament level play for ages 18 and under; Notes: All proceeds benefit children's research at Charles P. Darby Children's Research Institute at MUSC Children's Hospital. Registration: Call 785-1152, go to for entry form, or email; Information: Call Frances Worthy at 785-5168.

BILLYBOB CENTURY CUP DOUBLES: What: 26th annual tournament; Where: South Beach Racquet Club, Hilton Head Island; When: April 29 through May 1; Format: Women's, Men and Mixed; Registration Deadline: April 25; Notes: Divisions are determined by the total age of each doubles team. Divisions are 80, 100, 120, 140 and 150. There also will be a 4.0-and-below division for 80-119 and 120-139. Friday players party, sponsored by the Salty Dog, will include the first matches of the new Hilton Head Island Pro Tennis League. Registration/Information: Entry forms can be found at and, or at tennis pro shops and retailers on the island and in Bluffton.

BLUFFTON TODAY OPEN: Where: Various Bluffton locations; When: May 13-15; Divisions: Juniors -- 12U, 14U, 18U; Adults -- 2.5-4.0, men, women and mixed; Cost: $10-50; Registration deadline: May 9; Notes: Adults will play on clay courts. Juniors will play at Bluffton High School. All players are guaranteed at least two matches. Proceeds will benefit public tennis in Bluffton. Annual adult/child matches on May 14 will benefit the Junior Benevolent Fund. Refreshments, a breakfast and dinner, Head racket demo, silent auction items, prizes, junior trophies and a commemorative T-shirt for all main draw participants. Sponsorship kits available; Registration/Information: Go to or call Bluffton High School coach Robert Brown at 290-2833.

KIDZONE TENNIS CAMP: Who: Ages 3-14 (grouped by age); When: April 18-22 & 25; Time: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm; Where: Chaplin Park, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $38/day; Notes: Activities include pre-tennis, Quickstart tennis, hockey, speedball, agility games, snack, arts & crafts, and playground. Registration:; Information: Call Patricia Hy-Boulais at 298-4229 or email

FREE TENNIS EXHIBITION: Where: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort; When: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Notes: Watch world-class tennis during this special courtside Happy Hour at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center. Free and open to the public. Information: Call 800-827-3006 or e-mail

SUNDAY ROUND ROBIN SOCIAL: Where: Chaplin Public Tennis Center; When: Sundays; Time: Sessions 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.; Fee: Voluntary donation to Public Tennis, Inc. to help cover the cost of two new courts at Chaplin Park; Registration deadline: Play is limited to 36 players per session; Format: Mixed doubles round robin 2.5, 3.0, 3.5; Information: Tim Ryan, 682-3504 or e-mail Include name, USTA level and session preference.

JUNIOR TENNIS AT HAMPTON HALL: Who: Ages 5 and over; When: Session 2, Feb. 28 to March 26; Times: Mondays 4-4:45 p.m. (Ages 5-7, 8-10) and 5-6 p.m. (11 and over); Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. (11 and over) and 4:30-5:15 p.m. (Ages 5-10); Thursdays 4-4:45 p.m. (Ages 5-7, 8-10) and 5-6 p.m. (11 and over); Cost: (one class per week) $40/session for ages 5-10 or $60/session for ages 11 and over; discount for multiple days per week; Information: Contact Jo Cahi at 422-8896 or, or Brett Robertson at 816-2033 or

AFTER SCHOOL/WEEKEND YOUTH CLINICS: Who: Ages 8-15, beginner to advanced; Where: Port Royal Racquet Club, Hilton Head Island; When: Starting Sept. 28; Times: 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (advanced, ages 12-15), 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (beginner/ intermediate, ages 8-12), 9-10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays (advanced, ages 12-15), 10-11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays (beginner/intermediate, ages 8-12); Notes: Program is under the direction of tennis professional Alfredo Soliz. Clinics will feature fitness, technique, drills and match play. Registration/Information: Call Alfredo Soliz at 684-4035.

CARDIO TENNIS KIDS: What: Fitness program featuring drills and games; Who: Ages 6-12; Where: Hilton Head Beach & Tennis or Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center; Notes: Cardio Tennis Kids emphasizes movement and fun using music and pedometers. Using age-appropriate equipment, the program aims to develop tennis and athletic skills while improving health and fitness. Each class runs 30-45 minutes, depending on age. Information: Hilton Head Beach & Tennis -- contact Eric Wammock at or 301-2113; Palmetto Dunes -- contact Tapi at 785-1152.

CARDIO TENNIS: Where: Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club, Hilton Head Island; When: 8-9 a.m., Tuesday & Thursday; Cost: $15 per session; Registration/Information: Call 686-8804.

CARDIO TENNIS FOR ADULTS: Where: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, Hilton Head Island; When: 7:45-8:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; Cost: $22 per session ($12 for locals); Notes: For players of all abilities. Heart rate monitors will be provided. Classes are instructed by Tapi H