Drop-In Tennis For Teens And Tykes


One of the highlights of the summer sports season for the younger set is the drop-in kids tennis programs that will be held from 10 a.m. each Saturday until July 8. Youngsters 8 to 16 years of age are eligible to participate free of charge. Youngsters should bring their own racquets. Used tennis balls will be supplied by the Payson Tennis Club. Members of the PTC will be on hand to give instruction, as will local tennis teaching pro Diane Jackson.

On the links

Several members of the Payson Women's Golf Association's nine-hole group traveled June 1 to Sedona where they participated in an invitational tournament held at Oak Creek Country Club.

Julie Lynch walked away with a trophy after winning the Flight D low-gross championship.

Pam Mitchell took third-place low-net honors in flight A. She also pocketed closest-to-the-pin prize money on the third hole. Norma Fallers picked up a cash prize for being closest on the 13th hole.

Also participating in the tournament were Ruby Billerbeck and Mary Nolan.

Hoop shoots

A girls' basketball camp sponsored by the Lady Longhorn basketball program and the Town Parks and Recreation Department will be held from 8 a.m. until noon July 17 to 20 in the old high school gymnasium. Girls ages 8 to 14 are eligible to participate. Registration is $30 per camper and may be paid at the parks and recreation offices at Green Valley Park.

On hand as a guest instructor will be former Lady Longhorn hardwood star Erin Dahlmann who now plays for Yavapai College.

The camp will be highlighted by quality instruction with emphasis on the fundamentals of shooting, ball handling and position play. Defensive skills also will be stressed.

On the gridiron

The Little Longhorn Football Camp for athletes from 8 years of age to those entering eighth grade next school year will be held from 8 a.m. until noon July 24 to July 26.

The purpose of the camp is to acquaint the campers with the basics of football as it is played at Payson High School. Campers will learn the basic skills needed to play on both offense and defense.

Coach Mike Wheelis stresses it is not a conditioning camp, and prospective campers should attend in good physical condition. Campers should wear shorts, T-shirts and either football shoes or tennis shoes. Camp will be held on the Rim Country Middle School field. Applications may be picked up at the Payson Roundup, 708 N. Beeline Highway. Call Wheelis at 472-5739 or 474-7041 for more information.

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