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Briefly In Sports

June 24, 2010

Variety of summer sessions offered

Laguna Beach Tennis is offering a variety of summer sessions beginning Monday. Quick Start Tennis is designed to bring youngsters into the game and is divided into two different levels, ages 8-and-under and 10-and-under.

The next level is the Junior Performance Team that is open to youth ages nine to 13. The High Performance Coed Tennis Camp is designed for boys' and girls' varsity and junior varsity high school players. The camp includes On Court and Off Court training.

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A tournament will be held at the end of each month during the summer. Session dates for all three levels are as follows: Monday through Thursday; July 5-8; July 12-15; July 19-22; July 26-29; Aug. 2-5; Aug. 9-12; Aug. 16-19. The cost for the High Performance Coed Tennis Camp is $200 per weekly session. Class sessions run between 7 and 10 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

The cost for both Quick Start Tennis and Junior Performance Tennis is $120 per weekly session. Class sessions run between 10 a.m. and noon Monday-through-Thursday. For more information, call Laguna Beach Tennis directors Alec Horton (949) 350-3185 or Aaron Talarico (949) 813-3813, or e-mail alechorton@mac.com or ndrico@yahoo.com. Additional information is available at http://www.lagunabeachtennis.net.

Volleyball tourney registration ends today

The Corona Light Wide Open tour is coming to the Huntington Beach Pier this weekend. Registration for the Huntington Beach tournament is available online at http://www.CoronaLightWideOpen.com. Online entry is available until 4 p.m. today. On-site entries will be accepted based on available openings in a specific division.

The tournament, played Saturday and Sunday, will reinstate traditional beach rules that include side-out scoring, a return to the original court size (30-feet-by-60-feet) and removal of boundary antennas. More than 400 beach volleyball players are expected to compete in up to 14 different divisions. The event features draws for two-person teams in men's, women's and coed divisions.

Among the divisions that will be played are: Men's Open, AA, A, B and Novice; Women's Open, AA, A and Novice; Men's Masters (45+); Women's Masters (40+) and Co-ed Open and Recreational. Additionally there are plans for a four-person division (where each team must have at least one female player).

However, winners of the four-person division will not earn an automatic berth in the US Open draw. Entry fee is $100 per team in the Open divisions, $100 per team in the four-person divisions and $60 per team for all other divisions. Karch Kiraly, chief volleyball officer of the 2010 Corona Light Wide Open tour, said Open divisions will compete for a total prize purse of $15,000 and $5,000 will go to the winning team in both divisions. It's the largest purse in the history of the tour.

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