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8Tuff Miles Tune-up

ST. JOHN - The third and final Geiger Tuff Tune-up will take place at 7 a.m. on Saturday in front of Mongoose Junction. The Tune-ups are for the 17th annual St. John 8Tuff Miles Road Race, which is scheduled for 7:15 a.m. on Feb. 23.

The course for the tune-up will run from Mongoose Junction to where Bordeaux Mountain Road meets Centerline Road. Runners need to be on-site 10 minutes before the start. There will be five water stations along the course, and there will be Gatorade and cold water at the finish area. There will be a police escort in front and at the rear, and St.John Rescue will also be on sight. A SAG wagon will also be available to carry anyone's back pack if they wish to bring one alone.

Admission is free and parents must sign in any child under 18 years of age.

For more information, call 779-4035 or www.8tuffmiles.com

3-on-3 basketball tournament

ST. THOMAS - There will be a meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the CAHS gym for all coaches and players interested in participating in the V.I. Pride Basketball Association's Black History Month 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, which will take place on Feb. 22-24.

Rosters will be composed of five players, two of which will be rookies (players who have not played men's league basketball). One of the rookies must be on the court at all times.

Entry fee is $100 per team and $10 insurance per player. Rosters will be distributed at Friday's meeting.

For more information, call Jojo Gumbs at 690-2847, Tony Callendar at 344-6126, or Vince Simmonds at 690-0769.

Beach wrestling

ST. THOMAS - The V.I. Wrestling Federation invites the public to beach wrestling at Brewers Bay beach on the first and third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. For more information, call Shamsie at 690-8632.

Junior golf lessons

ST. THOMAS - Beginning this week, Mahogany Run Golf Course will offer junior golf lessons Wednesday through Sunday. Classes are from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Complete registration forms for your child at the Golf Shop at Mahogany Run Golf Course. The cost is $60 for the six-week session. For more information, contact Veronica at vrollins@mahoganyrungolf.com or the Golf Shop at 777-6006 ext. 1.

Rugby practice

ST. THOMAS - The USVI Rugby Football Union practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week from 6 to 8 p.m. at Charlotte Amalie High School. Veterans, novices and first-time players are all welcome to participate.

The group is training for upcoming scrimmages with the BVI and other down-island teams.

V.I. Open Tennis Tournament

ST. THOMAS - The Choice Wireless V.I. Open Tennis Tournament is set for Feb. 15-18 at The St. Thomas Yacht Club, Sugar Bay Beach Resort & Spa, and Anchorage Condominiums.

The event is the only tournament sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association's Caribbean District.

The tournament includes Open Divisions for men NTRP ranking 4.5 and above in singles and doubles. The B Division, for men and women NTRP ranked 4.0 and below, includes singles, doubles and mixed doubles play, as well as men's Over-60 doubles. Play will be best of three sets for all divisions.

The deadline to register is 5 p.m. Friday. Registration forms can be downloaded at styc.net. The entry fee of $45 per person for one event or $60 per person for two events includes an event T-shirt, souvenirs and a welcome buffet dinner at St. Thomas Yacht Club.

For more information, call 244-2124 or email viopen@choice-wireless.com.

Ladies golf clinics

ST. THOMAS - Mahogany Run Golf Course is offering ladies golf lessons every Saturday starting this week from 9 to 10 a.m. Bring a friend and learn to play golf. For more information or to sign up, call Veronica at the Golf Shop at 777-6006 ext. 1.

Yacht club race, fundraiser

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Yacht Club is hosting a race and pig roast this month to benefit the club's youth sailing program.

The $40 entrance fee includes two tickets per boat for the pig roast following the race. Sailors of all ages are welcome, and the race is open to IC-24s, Racers, Cruising boats and any boat 24 feet or longer.

Trophies and gift certificates will be presented to the top three boats. The race will start 8:55 a.m., but skippers will meet at 8 a.m. The event is sponsored by Scotiabank and Budget Marine.

For more information, call at 775-6320.

Youth tennis program

ST. THOMAS - The USTA Quick Start 10-and-under Youth Tennis Program will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Doris E. Hodge Tennis Courts in Sub Base.

The program is open to children between the ages of 5-10. Space is limited and registration is $75 per child. For more information, call Sharon Flamon at 626-3663.

Soccer clinics

The USVI Soccer Association is conducting free soccer clinics on St. Croix and St. Thomas that are open to boys and girls ages 5-13. The clinics take place from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at Good Hope School and Educational Complex on St. Croix and at the University of the Virgin Islands soccer field on St. Thomas.

Players are encouraged to bring shin guards, cleats and water. Balls and nets will be provided. For more information, call 719-9707 or 513-8733, or email usvisoccer@vipowernet.net.

Taekwondo classes

ST. JOHN - There will be taekwondo classes at St. Ursula's Anglican Church Multipurpose Center from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students ages six to adult are welcome.

Free tennis instruction

ST. JOHN - The first 10-and-under Tennis Play Day was held in September at the Cruz Bay tennis courts and because of the event's success, free tennis instruction will now be offered Fridays from 3-6 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call Pat Harley at 776-6643.

USTA 10-and-under Youth Tennis Program

ST. THOMAS - The USTA Quick Start 10-and-under Youth Tennis Program will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Doris E. Hodge Tennis Courts in Sub Base. The program is open to children between the ages of 5-10. Space is limited and registration is $75 per child. For more information, call Sharon Flamon at 626-3663.

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