Recreation Calendar, April 29

All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.


YMCA T-BALL REGISTRATION: Who: Boys and girls ages 3-6; Where: Wardle Family YMCA, Port Royal; Registration deadline: May 14; Cost: $40 for Y members and $55 for non-members; Notes: Kids learn the fundamentals of T-ball and sportsmanship, as well as develop a physical activity routine. The season begins the week of May 22 and ends July 16. Financial assistance is available based on need. Volunteer coaches are needed. The YMCA will offer free coaching clinics before the season. Registration: Sign up at the YMCA at 1801 Richmond Ave. in Port Royal or online at Information: Go to or call 522-9622.

TRIPLE PLAY BASEBALL CAMP: Who: Machine pitch to high school age; When: 9 a.m. to noon, June 25-29 or July 23-27; Where: Crossings Park, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $100 per week; Notes: The camp will offer instruction, drills, games and fun competition. Coaches John Saritelli and Steve Graham will lead the camp. All campers must bring their own glove. Information:


LITTLE HUSTLERS BASKETBALL: What: Learn skills, drills and game strategies; Who: Ages 6-12; When: June 18-22, 9-11 a.m.; Where: Hilton Head Christian Academy; Cost: $75; Notes: Instructed by HHCA coach Kenny Conroy. All skill levels welcome, boys and girls. Grouped with other players of similar age, abilities and goals. Registration/Information: Go to, call 681-7273 or visit the Hilton Head Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island.

SEAHAWK YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP: Who: Grades 4-8; When: 9-11:30 a.m., July 23-26; Where: Hilton Head Island High School; Cost: $60; Notes: Camp led by Hilton Head High coach Ken Updike and assistants Steven Rockerter and Rich Keefner. Learn skills, drills and game strategies. Grouped with other players of similar age/abilities. Registration/Information: Go to, call 681-7273 or visit the Hilton Head Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island.


CHEERLEADING CAMP: Who: Ages 4-12; When: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, June 25-29; Where: Island Rec Center, Hilton Head; Cost: $100; Notes: Camp led by Annette Lee. Campers will learn proper hand and body movements and jumping techniques, as well as cheers, sideline chants, stunts, dance and tumbling. Registration/Information: Go to, call 681-7273 or visit the Hilton Head Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island.


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.


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: May 10; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island; Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: Capt. Scott Jennings and Capt. Don May will give presentations on kingfishing, from the Port Royal Sound to hard-bottom offshore. They will discuss rods and reels, preferred lines, drag, various hook setups, and baits of choice. They also will discuss kite fishing for King Mackerel. No reservations needed. Guests are welcome. Information: Call Capt. Frank Gibson at 522-2020.


BEAUFORT WILDCATS YOUTH FOOTBALL: What: Registration for the Low Country Youth Football League 2012 season; When: Through April 27; Cost: $80 per child for football, $65 per child for cheerleading; Notes: The Wildcats will have teams in four divisions -- Dynamites (5-7), Small Fry (8-9), Pee Wee (10-11) and Midget (12-13). Mandatory assesments are 11 a.m., May 5, at Battery Creek High School. Practice begins in July. Season runs from August to November; Registration/Information: Call Dave Woodruff 575-1696, Donny Woodruff 812-0633 or Brandon Clark 263-2861.

BEAUFORT HIGH FOOTBALL CAMP: Who: Ages 8-14; When: June 18-22; Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon; Cost: $80; Notes: Preregistration requested, but day-of registration accepted. Bring cleats and tennis shoes. Campers receive T-shirt. Drills with former Beaufort High players. Registration: Forms available at Beaufort High athletics office; Information: Call the Beaufort High athletics office at 322-2140.


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


HHIJGA REGISTRATION: What: Registration for the Hilton Head Island Junior Golf Association summer program; Who: Full-time summer residents of the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area between ages 8-18 (as of June 1); Cost: $100 ($65 for additional children of same family); Registration deadline: June 6; Notes: Season begins in early June, and ends with a banquet in mid-August. A mandatory meeting for all new parents of the program will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 4 at the Moss Creek Plantation clubhouse. Registrations will be accepted that evening. Applications and information also can be obtained by sending a legal-size, self-addressed, stamped envelope to: HHIJGA, Suite D, 19 Bow Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, or by visiting the office on Wednesdays or Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Information: Go to or call 785-7198.

CHAMBER BUSINESS GOLF CLASSIC: What: 20th annual tournament for Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce members; When: Noon, May 7; Where: Wexford Plantation, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $185 per player or $725 per team; Notes: Lunch included. Reception and awards ceremony, prizes, contests and raffles. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. Registration/Information: Go to or call 785-3673.

BEAUFORT COUNTY GAMECOCK CLASSIC: When: 9 a.m., June 9; Where: Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island, Beaufort; 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 CAMP: What: Introduction to the rules and etiquette of golf; Who: Ages 7 and up; Where: Old South Golf Links; When: 1-5 p.m. Thursdays, June 12-Aug. 14; Cost: $65 per day (includes clubs, snacks, drinks and USGA rulebook); Note: Two hours of instruction and two hours of course play per day. Class taught by certified professionals; 4-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. Registration: Go to www.islandreccenterorg or visit the Hilton Head Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd. Information: Call Old South at 785-5353 or the Island Rec Center at 681-7273.

BRITISH OPEN PUB JUNIOR GOLF CLINIC: What: Introduction to the rules and etiquette of golf; Who: Ages 6 and up; Where: Old South Golf Links; When: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays, June 12-Aug. 14; Cost: $25 per day (includes clubs, snacks and drinks); Note: Class taught by certified professionals; 4-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. Registration: Go to www.islandreccenterorg or visit the Hilton Head Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd. Information: Call Old South at 785-5353 or the Island Rec Center at 681-7273.

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.


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


SHOTOKAN KARATE CLASSES: Where: Burton Wells Center and Charles "Lind" Brown Activity Center, Beaufort; When: Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at Burton Wells; Tuesdays and Thursdays at Charles "Lind" Brown Center; Times: Burton Wells -- Ages 4-8: Mon/Wed 4:30-5 pm, Sat. 11-11:30 am; Ages 8-12: Mon/Wed 5-6 pm, Sat. noon-1 pm; Ages 13-17: Mon/Wed 6-7 pm, Sat. 1-2 p.m.; Charles "Lind Brown Center -- Ages 4-8: Tue/Thur 4:30-5 pm; Ages 8-12: Tue/Thur 5-6 pm; Cost: $60 per month for ages 4-17; $100 per month for ages 18 and older; Notes: Classes are hosted by Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services. Students at the Charles "Lind" Brown Center are welcome to attend the Saturday class for their age group at Burton Wells. Registration: Visit the Burton Wells Recreation Center, 1 Middleton Recreation Drive in Beaufort, or the Charles "Lind" Activity Center, 1001 Hamar Street, in Beaufort; Information: Contact instructor Al Yisrael at 476-2328 or, or go to

SOGO GOSHIN-DO CLASSES: What: Martial arts program offered by Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services; Where: Bluffton Recreation Center, 61B Ulmer Road; When: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Time: Beginners 5:30-6 p.m., Intermediate 6-7 p.m., Advanced 7-7:50 p.m.; Cost: $80/month or $12/class; Notes: Cindy Conklin, a martial artist with more than 30 years of experience, will teach the course. Information: Call Cindy Conklin at 683-4438 or go to'S MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY CLASSES: Where: Cynergy Fitness (102 Buckwalter Pkwy, #3EE, Bluffton) and Island Recreation Center; When: Classes start Oct. 29 at Cynergy Fitness and Nov. 2 at Island Rec Center; Time: Cynergy -- Kids classes 9:15-10 a.m. Saturdays, adult classes 10-11 a.m. Saturdays; Island Rec -- Kids classes 6:15-7 p.m. Wednesdays, adult classes 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays; Registration/Information: Call 816-0153.

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.


ANNUAL ATTORNEY CHASE 5K RUN/WALK: What: Annual event to benefit Lowcountry Legal Volunteers; When: 8 a.m., May 12; Where: Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $25 preregistered, $30 registration day of; Notes: Prizes for top three overall and age group prizes. Information: 815-1570 or or

OSC RUN FOR THE TEA: What: MCAS Beaufort Officers' Spouses' Club 5K Run and kids races; When: 8 a.m., May 19; Where: Shady Point Park, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort; Cost: $25 for 5K, $15 for kids races (13 and under); Notes: Participants receive a T-shirt. Proceeds benefit the OSC's annual Senior Citizens Tea, a 43-year tradition honoring the seniors and veterans of greater Beaufort. There will be a post-run awards party. Registration:; Information: Contact Kristine von Heimburg at 522-0522 or

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


YMCA BRITISH SOCCER CAMP: What: Wardle Family YMCA/Challenge Sports camp; Who: Ages 3-16; When: July 9-13; Where: Praise Assembly of God, Port Royal; Cost: Half day $123, Whole day $171; Notes: Players registering 45 days in advance will receive a free soccer jersey. Campers will be divided into groups based on age and ability. Please bring water, sunscreen and a snack. Full-day campers should bring a packed lunch. Registration/Information:, or

STORM SOCCER ACADEMY TRYOUTS: What: Fall 2012/Spring 2013 tryouts for boys and girls in Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and Savannah areas; Who: U8 through U18; Times: U8, U9 & U10 boys and girls -- 1-3 p.m., June 2 & June 9; U11 & U12 boys and girls -- 3-5 p.m. June 2 & June 9; U13-U18 girls -- 5:30-7 p.m. May 14 & 16 & 21 and 9-11 a.m. May 19; U13-U18 boys -- 7-8:30 p.m. May 14 & 16 & 21 and 1-3 p.m. May 19; Where: Barker Field, Hilton Head Island; Notes: The Storm Soccer Academy was formerly named the Savannah Soccer Academy. Information: Go to or email assistant director of coaching Dan Waymont at


BEAUFORT BOMBERS FASTPITCH TRAVEL TEAM: What: Players sought for 12-and-under and 14-and-under teams; Who: Beaufort County girls ages 11-14; Notes: Fastpitch players are needed for the 2012 season. Information: Call coach Scott Mullen at 227-1173 or email, or call coach Phil Waters at 812-4299 or email

GIRLS FASTPITCH PITCHING INSTRUCTION: What: Instruction for beginner and intermediate pitchers; When: Late afternoon weekdays or weekends; Where: Beaufort County locations; Notes: Individual or small group sessions last for 75 minutes; Registration/Information: Call Bob Lee at 518-369-1047 or email


SIXTH ANNUAL BANANA OPEN JUNIOR CHALLENGE: Where: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center; When: May 4-6; Cost: $35/one event or $40/two events; Registration deadline: April 29 at 6:30 p.m.; Format: Boys/Girls Singles Novice & Tournament Levels 10 & under through 18 & under; Notes: Event benefits the Charles P. Darby Children's Research Institute at MUSC. An Adult/Child Round Robin will be played Friday from 7-9 p.m. after the players party. Entry to Round robin is $10 per player and is a separate event from the main tournament. Registration/Information: Go to or call 785-1152.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND OPEN: Where: Van Der Meer Shipyard, Hilton Head Island; When: May 2-6; Format: Men's and women's singles and doubles; mixed doubles; Cost: $45 per person for one event, $55 for two events; Registration deadline: April 30; Notes: Levels 2.5 to Open. Prizes to winners and finalists in any division of 4 or more. Tournament happy hour will be from 4-6 p.m. on May 4-5; Information: Call 686-8804.

JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS REGISTRATION: What: USTA spring/summer tennis team competition program; When: Registration begins May 1; Who: Tennis players of any ability ages 12-18; Notes: Season begins mid-May and ends in late June. 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. Scholarships are available. Local teams include Beaufort, Bluffton, Spanish Wells, Wexford, Hilton Head Beach & Tennis, Rose Hill and Springfield (Ga.); Information: Call Robert Brown at 290-2833 or go to or

TENNISCLUB OF THE LOW COUNTRY SUMMER CAMPS: Who: Ages 5-18; Where: Rose Hill, Bluffton; When: June 11-Aug. 10; Times: Little Shots (ages 5-8), 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Hot Shots (ages 8-11) and Big Shots (ages 11-18), 8:30 a.m. to noon; Cost: Little Shots: $145/week, $35/day; Hot Shots and Big Shots: $235/week, $55/day; Notes: Instructors are Gavin Cox, Butch Staples, Mike O'Regan, Jo Cahi and Paul Tollefson. Information: Go to or call 271-6401.

BLUFFTON SUMMER CAMPS: Where: Bluffton High School; When: 9-11:15 a.m., weeks of July 9, 16, 23 & 30; Cost: $50 per week or $15 per day; Notes: Each day follows the format of: Cardio Wake Up, Stroke/Strategy of the Day, Drills for Skills and Match Play with prizes. The camp will be staffed by insured, certified PTR Pro(s) and instructors. Reservations requested. Low student-to-instructor ratio. Rackets provided if needed. Information: Call coach Robert Brown at 290-2822 or go to

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.

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