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Tackle football camp registration

Pre-registration for the V.I. Youth Tackle Football camp will take place in St. John at Winston Wells Ballpark on Friday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the CAHS gym. The camp is for boys ages 10-15. For more information, contact coach Francisco Jarvis at 244-8591 or coach Meeko at 244-4482.

USVI Soccer hosting Christmas League

ST. CROIX - The USVI Soccer Association is hosting an under-14 boys Christmas Soccer League beginning Friday at Sion Farm soccer field on St. Croix. The league is for boys born after Jan. 1, 1998.

For more information, contact the USVI Soccer Association at 719-9707 or email usvisoccer@gmail.com.

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. on Jan. 25. 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.

Basketball clinics

ST. CROIX - The Sports, Parks and Recreation Department will conduct after-school basketball clinics at Rudy Krigger Ballpark in Sion Farm every Wednesday through Dec. 19.

The clinics are geared toward teaching youths the fundamentals of basketball and are for children ages 7 through 12. Free registration is from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Krigger Ballpark. For more information, call Carita Stevens at 773-0160.

Yacht club race, fundraiser

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Yacht Club is hosting a race and pig roast on Saturday 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, contact the club at 775-6320.

Ralph Johnson Basketball Tournament

ST. THOMAS - Rosters are now available for the sixth annual Ralph "Froggy" Johnson 19 and Under Double Elimination Basketball Tournament, which is will take place at 5:30 p.m. each day from Dec. 20 to Dec. 22 at Alvin McBean Complex. The tournament is sponsored by the V.I. Sports, Parks and Recreation Department.

The first six teams to enter will be eligible. There is a $10 entrance fee per player.

To pick up a roster, or for more information, call Albelto Roberts at 777-3373.

Rugby practice

ST. THOMAS - The USVI Rugby Football Union practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week from 6-8 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.

Junior tennis program

ST. CROIX - Tennis pros Don deWilde and Kristopher Elien is running an after-school junior tennis program through Christmas at the Buccaneer Hotel for players between the ages of 5 to 18. For more information, or to ask about times, costs or registration, call 718-3036.

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.

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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