Tennis lessons slated
The Greater Volusia Tennis League will conduct free tennis lessons from Jan. 21 to Feb. 3.
This is a free beginner group tennis lesson from a professional tennis instructor for adults 18 and older. Loaner racquets will be available. For more information, call one of the participating centers.
Plantation Bay Tennis, (386) 236-4292
Florida Tennis Center, (386) 671-8901
Ormond Tennis Center, (386) 492-2928
Trails Racquet Club, (386) 677-8081
Airport Road Park in Port Orange, (386) 299-6551
Brandywide Tennis, (386) 734-0900
K.C. Tennis Academy, (386) 801-7725
Fast pitch travel softball tryouts
Ormond Beach Lady Renegade fast pitch travel softball tryouts will be on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex, softball quads, 700 Hull Road, Ormond Beach.
Tryouts are open to any girls ages 8-14 interested in playing competitive softball.
Tryout time for girls born in 2002-04 will be 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Tryout time for girls born in 2000-01 will be from noon to 2 p.m.
All girls age 14 may try out from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call (386) 212-5982.
Club to host 'Rookie Day'
The Halifax Sport Fishing Club's second annual Rookie Day is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Riverside Pavilion in Port Orange.
There are presentations by club members on offshore, inshore, surf and pier fishing.
Club members will sell hotdogs and hamburgers as a club fundraiser during the lunch break.
Captain Lee Noga has been added to the all-day fishing seminar lineup. Capt. Noga will be doing a presentation on shrimping and scalloping in the East Central Florida area.
Seating is limited. To make a reservation, call (386) 334 9038 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the fishing club, call (386) 871 5351 or e-mail email@example.com.
Fly fishing demo planned
The Mid-coast Flyfishers club meeting will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 14, at Fraternal Order of Police No. 40 Hall, 471 Old Mission Road, New Smyrna Beach.
Ron Winn from the Back Country Fly Fishing Association will demonstrate the use of synthetics in the tying of flies.
Mr. Winn will utilize various synthetics and show tips on its use. He will tie a finger mullet as well as a pilchard wide body fly. Both of these flies are good bait in this area. The methods can be used on any number of flies.
For more information, call 386-409-9194.
Basketball academy planned
DeLand Parks and Recreation will offer the DeLand Drive Basketball Academy for boys and girls ages 4-15.
Dates for the league are Jan 15-March 3 (age as of Sept. 1, 2012). The league is scheduled to operate at the Old DeLand High School Gym and the Chisholm Center.
Cost per child is $50 per participant ($3 non-resident fee). By joining the league, each participant will receive a team jersey, shorts and an award.
Parent volunteer coaches are needed. Registration starts now at DeLand Parks and Recreation office.
For more information, call (386) 740-5800 or visit www.deland.org.
Winter adult softball league forming
DeLand Parks and Recreation will be offering a Winter Recreational Adult Softball League at DeLand's Sperling Sports Complex from the end of January through March.
Church, coed and men's division's will be offered with church playing Monday nights, men's playing Tuesday nights and coed playing Wednesdays. The league is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. All leagues will play an eight-game schedule.
For more information, including cost, call (386) 740-5800 or visit deland.org.