Rim Country tennis teaching pro Diana Jackson has hooked up with the Payson Parks and Recreation Department to expand the summer athletic options for local court buffs.
In past years, tennis lessons were offered to children in two age groups. This summer there will be three age groups - 6, 7 and 8-years, 9, 10 and 11-years and 12-years and older.
By increasing the teaching age groups to three from two, Jackson says she will be able to accommodate more children and better individualize the instruction.
The upcoming lessons are on the P&R agenda June, 4, 6, 11, 13, 18 and 20.
On those dates from 9 to 10 a.m., the 6, 7 and 8-year-olds are slated for court play.
From 10 to 11 a.m. the 9, 10 and 11-year-olds will have lesson.
The 12-years-and-older lessons will be from 11 a.m. until noon.
Jackson has reserved the evening hours for adult lessons.
From 7 to 8 p.m., Jackson will host lessons for beginning adults. Those, she said, are ones with little or no tennis experience.
From 8 to 9 p.m., intermediate adults will take to the court. Players enrolling in those classes should have some knowledge of scoring, techniques and basic strokes.
Each of the classes will be limited to the first eight to register with the P&R Department.
The registration fee is $20, which includes a souvenir T-shirt.
For more information, call Jackson at 474-0583.
A pair of Rim country fishing teams pocketed prize money at the AllStar Bass Lake Pleasant Invitational Couples Tournament held May 12.
Heidi and Jake Randall of Pine finished seventh in the final standings with 10.62 pounds of bass. For the finish, the two earned $200.
In eighth place with 10.35 pounds was the team of Tammy and Buddy Randall. They earned $325 due to several options they bought into.
Barbi and Shawn Woolsey of Chandler won the tournament with a six-bass limit that weighed 17.41 pounds. In their catch was a 6.13 pounder, which turned into the event's Big Fish winner. Their total winnings were $3,270.
The winners fished jigs down to 15 feet in the cove where the Lake Pleasant Harbor and Marina is located.
Other popular tournament strategies included fishing topwater twitchbaits and soft jerkbaits on secondary points in Cole's Bay.
Get a classy chassis
The Payson High School boys basketball team will be hold a benefit car wash from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 18 at Jiffy Lube, 160 E. Highway 260.
Cars will be washed for a donation. All monies earned will be used to help send a contingent of about 12 players to a prep tournament to be held in San Diego this summer.