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 basketball from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, March 16 in the AVC gym. 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


Vintage Baseball: The Palmdale Blue Stockings Vintage Base Ball Club’s next home game will be on Saturday, April 27 at Marie Kerr Park at noon. The game is free to the community.

The new SoCal Vintage Baseball League uses 1886 rules, uniforms, equipment and etiquette. Fans at the game will see a competitive fast pitch game and get a lesson in the history of the sport.

The season runs from March to September with playoffs in October for the SoCal League Crown. For more information, look for the Palmdale Blue Stockings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The SoCal Vintage Baseball League can be found at


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


Camp: The Highland High School football team will be holding the High School Future Stars Bulldog Football Camp for grades 6th through 8th (no high school age kids) from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 30.

Registration will start at 11 a.m. for the free camp at Highland Stadium. Please bring cleats and water.


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.


Tryouts: AYSO United-Antelope Valley will be hosting youth club soccer tryouts for girls born in 2008 and 2007, as well as boys born in 2009. For More Information and to register, please contact Director of Coaching Nikolas at 661-575-5632.


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. å

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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