Community Athlete Project: The Antelope Valley College Athletics Department will be offering no-cost monthly clinics and camps to Antelope Valley youth in grades 1-8. The next clinic will be tennis from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Jan. 19 on the AVC tennis courts. Show up and sign up. All registration will be handled at the event. For more information, contact AVC athletic director Tom Gang at 661-722-6300, ext. 6441 or


Trosky tryouts: Trosky AV tryouts for Summer 2019 are currently being held for graduation years 2020-23 at Paraclete High School, 42145 30th St. W. in Lancaster.

The tryout date is Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Learn from and be exposed to college coaches. Compete in the USA Junior Olympics, Prospect Wire, UA Team One, USA Premier Firecracker and 20 College Showcase.

For more information, contact Mike Swiech at (661) 618-3855 or

Pony signups: The Quartz Hill Pony League will have its last Spring signup on Sunday, Jan. 24 at the Pony Field located behind Valley View Elementary School off of 35th St. West and L-8.

Please bring your player’s birth certificate. All players must be 12-14 years old.

Managers and coaches needed. Board members are welcome.

For more information, please contact Mike Molloy at 661-810-9532.


Adult League: 2018 Adult Winter Basketball League registration is open now, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is accepted on a first come basis and is limited to space available. Cost of the league is $475. (Late registration accepted if there is space available.)

Return completed roster and entry fee to Lancaster City Hall, 44933 North Fern Ave. A completed roster will include: 1) Printed names, 2) Address (including zip codes), 3) Phone numbers, for your team. Signatures are not required at time of registration.

Leagues will be conducted Monday through Thursday. Teams must list at least two available playing nights. Special requests for playing nights are considered but not guaranteed.

Classification games begin on Monday, Jan. 21. Due to gym availability, dates and times are subject to change.


Social league: The J&J Social and Travel Club will have its weekly league bowling from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway in Lancaster. For details, call (661) 267-2586.


Free lessons: Santos Boxing USA is reaching out to Antelope Valley youth to offer free boxing lessons for children age 6-17. Participants will learn about physical fitness to help combat childhood obesity, as well as how to channel their energy in a positive way. Classes take place each Tuesday and Saturday at 211 E. Avenue K, Suite A in Lancaster. For more information, call (661) 390-0841 or email


Monthly meetings: The High Desert Cyclists will hold monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the Texas Cattle Company, 44206 10th Street West in Lancaster. For details, email


Weekly clinic: Junior and adult golf clinics are available every Saturday at Desert Aire Golf Course.

Junior courses begin at 9 a.m. for $10 and adults are at 10:15 a.m. for $15. Come enjoy and learn the basic fundamentals of golf.

For more information, contact Kenny Green at 947-0800 or by email at


Weekly classes: Come join the fun and learn to play pickleball. 

INDOOR -— Play at 24 Hour Fitness Center in Lancaster on the basketball court on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Equipment and instruction provided by instructor/coordinator Joe Dagata, call/text 661-943-3357. A 24-Hour Fitness Center membership is required. Seniors have free membership.

OUTDOOR — Play at Sgt.Steve Owen Memorial Park on the pickleball courts on Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and Mondays and Tuesdays from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Equipment and instruction provided by Dana Young/Joe Dagata, call/text 661-209-0451 or 661-943-3357.

OUTDOOR — Play at McAdam Park in Palmdale on the pickleball courts on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. and Sundays from 8 a.m.-noon. Equipment and instruction provided by Dana Young, call/text 661-209-0451

To join any of the outdoor classes, visit either Parks and Recreation offices in Lancaster or Palmdale.

Advanced players are welcome to join Team AV Pickleball. For more information call/text Dave Young 661-209-0451. Team AV Competes regularly out of the area winning Gold,Silver and Bronze medals.


Classes: JCJ/ATA, the Community Tennis Association in the A.V., and Net Generation are taking tennis to new heights in the Antelope Valley. Net Generation is a nation wide USTA tennis program that will make tennis accessible to more kids ages 8 to 17 years old. 

The NJTL tennis program, which has been based at Jane Reynolds Park in Lancaster since 2008, will continue to offer low cost tennis lessons to kids who would not ordinarily have the opportunity to take tennis lessons. The goal of the program has not changed, just it’s name and scope. 

For more information on what the newly named JCJ/ATA, NJTL’s offers, contact, text only: 818-800-7802.

New classes: With classes starting at $40 per month, Excel Tennis strives to put a racket in the hands of any person who wishes to learn or improve their game. Excel Tennis offers public and private classes and unique amenities — a unique rating system, year round ladders, quarterly tournaments — for ages 5-adult. These all come free with signing up.

Classes are currently held at Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park (formerly Lancaster City Park), Jane Reynolds Park and El Dorado Park. 

For more information, visit or call founder Brandon Diaz at 661-299-8032.

Programs: For information on adult tennis and other tennis programs in the Antelope Valley, visit and click on lessons.

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