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Sports briefs: Youth tennis league starts Saturday in Woodland

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From page B2 | October 27, 2013 |

Future Stars 2000’s, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the growth of tennis in Northern California, is offering a Saturday Tennis League for children at the Woodland High School Tennis Courts.

The Saturday league, under the direction of Davis instructor Ann Pellow, begins Nov. 2 and runs through Dec. 14.

The program is for children ages 5 through 18, who will be separated by age and play on courts and with balls that are appropriate for their age group. Kids ages 5-8 will play from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., followed by ages 9-12 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and ages 13-18 from 10:15 a.m. to noon.

The cost is $60 for children ages 12 and under, and $120 for children 13 and over, but families who sign up a second sibling can receive a half-price discount for the sibling.

For more information, call Pellow at 530-665-0816 or visit www.annpellow.usptapro.com and click on events to find a flier.

Girls rugby meeting

Coming off of a season that saw it take third in its division, the Davis girls rugby team is hoping for an expanded roster in 2014 and is now accepting registration.

Local girls who play on the team will be able to earn a varsity letter playing a sport that will be in the 2016 Olympic Games. There is no experience necessary to play and there is a spot on the team for everyone, regardless of prior athletic experience.

Girls in grades nine through 12 who attend school in the Davis Joint Unified School District are eligible to be on the team. An information night for players and parents is set for Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Davis High School library, 315 W. 14th St.

For more information about the team, visit www.ladydevilrugby.com.

Boys rugby meeting

After a successful return to existence last season, the Davis High Rugby Club, a boys team, is gearing up for another big year.

New head coach Andy Malpass invites all interested players and their parents to learn about the team at a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Davis High School library, 315 W. 14th St.

Competing in the Sacramento area, which is a national hot-bed for rugby, the local club will feature varsity and junior varsity squads, so players in grades nine through 12 are welcome.

Following a camp on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m., team training will start in December and run three evenings a week.

The Davis Rugby Football Club is a nonprofit corporation, so interested locals are invited to donate scholarships to the program. To donate or for more informational about the club, contact Malpass at 530-309-5763 or andy@aj-construction.com.

Spring lacrosse

Registration for Davis Lacrosse Association spring teams is open now and will close on Nov. 30.

Spots are available for boys and girls squads of multiple ages, but team sizes are limited so early registration is encouraged. Practices begin in February and games will be played from March through May.

Registration costs $285 to $425 per player and athletes must obtain their own equipment and sign up for U.S. Lacrosse, a $25 annual fee. Scholarship assistance is available.

For more information or to register, visit www.davislax.org.

Lacrosse tournament

The Yolo 7v7 Lacrosse Classic is set for Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Brown Stadium.

The tournament will feature U11, U13, U15, U17 and U19 competition and teams will match up in a seven-on-seven format (two attackers, two midfielders, two defenders and a goalie).

Squads from Sacramento and San Francisco are expected to participate, and the event will include food, clothing and equipment vendors.

For more information, visit www.yololacrosse.com.

Davis Aquatic Masters

The Davis Aquatic Masters team is recruiting new members ages 18 and over who are interested in swimming in a coached workout environment. With 650 members, the local club is the second-largest masters swim team in the country.

DAM offers 10 one-hour workouts daily, two on Saturday and six additional hours of open swim on the weekend — all but one at the heated Civic Center Pool at Russell Boulevard and B Street. Workout participants are grouped by ability and, while the majority of DAM members swim for health and fitness, pool and open-water competitions are available.

Instruction comes from head coach Stu Kahn, who was voted USMS Swim Coach of the Year in 2012, along with his wife Mary and three other part-time coaches.

For swimmers who want to check out the club, DAM is offering the first three workouts for free. Parking and dressing room and shower facilities are also available.

For more information, visit www.damfast.org or contact ann.d.willis@gmail.com or melaniegentles@gmail.com.

UCD hoops clinic

The UC Davis basketball program is offering a two-day clinic for boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grade on Dec. 22-23.

Interested athletes have the option to participate for a half-day, one day or two days.

The clinic will be limited to 60 participants, so families are urged to visit https://ucdavissportscamps.com/mensbasketball to sign up.

For more information, contact Aggie assistant basketball coach Kevin Nosek at 530-752-3501 or knosek@ucdavis.edu.

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