Tennis For Kids Saturday


The Payson Tennis Club hosts a Kids Day from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, at Rumsey Park. During the course of the two hours, members of the club will give free lessons and gently used racquets and balls to interested youngsters. PTC member Marla Johnson says more than 60 racquets have been given away at previous Kids Days.

Call Johnson at 474-3267 for more information.

More swimming
The Town Parks and Recreation Department hosts an adult swim program 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. weekdays at Taylor Pool, beginning June 7 and continuing until the pool closes in August.

For that first hour in the morning, adults can swim laps or do their own water aerobics, said Town Recreation Coordinator Beth Kreider.

Registration is $30, plus a $1 per-visit fee, and participants must be 18 years of age or older. "There is no deadline to register," she said, "but people should sign up at the Parks and Rec office as soon as possible."

Kreider said the program will not be associated with the Payson Pikes swim team as it was in past years.

More golf
The Payson Rotary Club hosts a golf tournament beginning with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. June 12 at the Payson Golf Course. Format is a four-person scramble. Tournament Director Ken Murphy is asking local golfers to form teams and participate for a traveling trophy to be named "Best Golf Team" of the tournament.

Fee is $85 per person, $52 of which is a tax-deductible contribution. A souvenir sleeve of balls will be given to each entrant as a gift. Individual prizes will be given to each member of the winning team and to closest-to-the-pin winners on par 3 holes.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Rotary's charitable endeavors.

Registration forms are available at the Payson Roundup, 708 N. Beeline Highway. Call Murphy at (520) 474-1120 for more information.

Still good
The largemouth bass bite at Roosevelt Lake has slowed some but is still very good. Rory Aikens at the Arizona Game and Fish Department recommends using split shot or Carolina rigged worms during the day. In the morning and evenings, use topwater plugs and jerkbaits.

Aikens says some anglers fishing at night for both bass and catfish have been doing well. The night crappie bite has slowed but there's been success with live minnows under a crappie light. Flathead catfish angling is getting better as the water warms.

Adult softball
Registration for the town-sponsored men's and women's softball league begins Monday and will continue until June 11 at the Parks and Recreation Department, 1000 W. Country Club Drive at Green Valley Park.

The leagues are traditionally some of the Parks and Rec department's most popular offerings. Officials are urging players to register their entries as soon as possible. The entry fee is $275.

Center opens
Chuck Hardt, Bruce Haught and Cheri Brennen are returning to oversee the town-sponsored Youth Summer Recreation Program which begins Monday and will continue through July 30. The center, in the Rim Country Middle School gymnasium, will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays for students in grades 4 through 10. Admission is free.

Call Beth Kreider at 474-5242, ext. 272 for more information.

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