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County will once again play host to the USTA National Open for boys and
girls ages 16 and under. The event will be held at Harrison
Tennis Center from May 14th-16th. This event attracts
many of the top players from around the country. Past participants include
several players who are currently playing on the professional tour, including
rising star, Melanie Oudin. The draw will comprise of 32 boys and 32 girls
who are nationally ranked. The competition will begin on Saturday morning
with the singles events. Doubles will begin late Saturday afternoon. The
tournament will continue through Monday, May 16th, when many of the finals
are held. If you want to see some of our nation’s best young players,
come out to Harrison Tennis Center during this event. You can keep up
with the tournament draw on the tournament
web site. Many of Cobb's best players will be competing - come out
and support some of our country's tennis best!!!!
adult basketball is just around the corner. Leagues will be offered at
Fullers Recreation Center at Fullers Park, Ward Recreation Center at Lost
Mountain Park, and the Ron Anderson Recreation Center at Wild Horse Creek
Park. In-person registration for new and returning teams will be Tuesday,
May 17th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Parks and Recreation administrative
offices (1792 County Services Parkway, Marietta 30008). The league fee
is $320 which includes a 7 game season and post season tournament. For
more information, visit our website
or contact Andrea Raiford (Fullers) at (770) 591-3160, Kim Cammons
(Ward) at (770) 528-8896, or Jeff Abrams (Ron Anderson) at (770) 528-8892.
Numerous Summer Camp Options Available
There are plenty of summer camps avaiable to suit everyone's needs. Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs offers day camps, art camps, art performance camps, and tennis camps. In addition, there are many other camps offered by outside organizations in Cobb. The recent Camp Expo had a variety of camps represented, including ballet and dance camps, church camps, scout camps and more. For a complete listing of all the camps represented at the Camp Expo, you may download the list here (pdf file). For more information on Cobb County Parks camps, click here.
As you are out enjoying Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs parks and activities, be sure to bring your camera and capture the fun and memories of your sports activities, the beauty of the nature and wildlife in the parks, and anything else that shows why you enjoy your day at the park. The 7th Annual "Fun in the Park' Photo Contest will be accepting entries through-out the summer. Enter up to 10 of your best shots for fun and awards! Open to all photographers. Digital and print photos accepted. See rules and download entry form below at the photo contest web page.
and gymnastics have recently created a Facebook page to provide you with
easy access to the latest news and information. You can find the aquatics
page here and the gymnastics
page here. In addition to aquatics and gymnastics, Cobb Park's has
facebook pages for athletics,
Golf Course, Mable
House Barnes Amphitheatre, Mable
House Arts Center, The
Art Place - Mountain View, The
Art Station - Big Shanty and East
Cobb Park. Be sure to click the 'Like' button to be on the list of
updates from your favorite facilities and activities.
Volleyball Night at Ron Anderson Recreation Center
Come join us for Volleyball Night at Ron
Anderson Recreation Center. We have an open gym for adults and teens
who would like to come out and play volleyball. It is FREE to participate
- just come on by. Volleyball night is every Wednesday night from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
A great way to make some new friends, get some exercise and have some
fun!!! For information, contact Lionel Garrett at (770) 439-3611.
Ward Recreation Center Offers Exciting Programs for Spring
Center is offering $4 Zumba classes every Thursday at 9:30am and every
Tuesday at 5:45pm. No sign-ups or commitment, just pay as you go!
Springs Basketball Academy Camp will be held August 8th-12th.
The camp is $125 for the week. The camp meets from 7:30am-5:30pm and is
for children in grades K-8. Registration is in progress.
Soul - Nurturing Artistic Expression - Students will be encouraged
to express themselves through their paintings and other art endeavors.
The instructor will teach and explore color mixture possibilities using
the color wheel, texture designs, and creative development. Various media
work projects such as sponge designs and outline painting instruction
will be explored.
on any Ward Recreation Center program, call (770) 528-8885.
Fullers Recreation Center Offers New Programs
SALSA!!! SALSA!!! - Beginning and Intermediate Salsa classes at Fullers
Park Recreation Center on Fridays from 6:00pm–8:00pm. Learn to dance basic
Salsa. Prepare to burn calories and have lots of fun as you enjoy the
Latin rhythms. The cost of each class is $10 per person.
Introducing Yoga - Learn the best poses to develop your core while developing upper and lower body strength. Gain flexibility and good posture as you work at your own level of fitness. Release stress leaving you feeling relaxed and balanced. Yoga has it all!! The class is taught by a certified yoga instructor and meets each Thursday from 7:00pm–8:15pm.For information contact, Fullers Recreation Center at (770) 509-2737.
Tennis Clinics for Ladies Offered at Harrison Tennis Center
Want to see
real improvement in your game? Enroll in one of the specialty drills classes
offered by USPTA professional, Randy Hancock. These drill groups are offered
in six-week sessions and are $90 per session. On Monday nights, from 7:00pm-8:30pm,
we have our Advanced Drill group. This is designed for the 3.5-4.5 players.
On Wednesday mornings from 9:30am-11:00am, we offer a Ladies' Singles
Drill group. This is designed for the 3.0-4.0 level players. Thursday
nights, from 7:00pm-8:30pm is a Ladies' Doubles drill group for the 3.0-3.5
player. Friday mornings is the Ladies' Advanced Doubles drills for the
3.5-4.5 level player. The technical aspect is emphasized in these drills
with time to play in each session. For more information, please contact
Randy at (770) 365-2246, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to these
groups, every Monday morning, from 9:00am-10:30am, Randy offers an Open
Doubles Drill session. Cost is $15 per visit, or $50 for any 4 visits.
This is open to ladies of any level.