Rec Notes: Wrestling, tennis, Zumba and more
The Shelton Parks and Recreation Department offers classes at the Community Center, 41 Church Street. Pre-register in person; cash or check. Information: 203-925-8422.
Zumba Toning — Saturdays, starting May 3, 8-9 a.m, eight weeks, $45.
Stretch & Tone — Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., starting May 5, eight weeks, $45. No class May 26.
Lil’ Dragons Karate — Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., May 6, eight weeks, $75.
Body Sculpting — Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30–9:30 a.m., starting May 12, eight weeks, $58. No class May 26.
Pilates — Wednesdays starting May 14, 6-7 p.m, eight weeks, $45.
Music & Movement — Wednesdays, 10–10:45 am, starting May 14, six weeks, $60.
Pottery — Thursdays, 6:30–9 p.m, starting May 22, eight weeks, $100.
Step Aerobics — Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30-7:50 p.m., starting May 28, eight weeks, $45. Beginners come to first class at 6:15 p.m. for introduction.
Tai Chi — Thursdays, starting May 29, 6-7 p.m. (intermediate level) and 7:05-8:05 p.m. (beginners), eight weeks, $48.
Jazz It Up — For ages 6-8 Saturdays, 9:45-10:30 a.m., starting May 31, eight weeks, $64.
The Shelton Parks and Recreation Department will offer a Mat Time Wrestling Camp for ages 6 to 18 from July 7-10 at Shelton High School.
There will be morning and afternoon sessions from Monday to Thursday, with the option to attend both. Sessions are 8:30-11:30 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. Tuition is $95 per session, or $175 for both.
The camp director is Bill Maloney, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-926-2000.
Summertime tennis for youth
Tennis lessons will be offered in Shelton this summer for youth through adults from the Parks and Recreation Department.
For the youngsters, there are several levels available. Tennis is a sport that gets kids moving, improves balance, agility and hand-eye coordination, said a release from the department. It can also teach self-confidence and self-assurance.
The following sessions run Monday to Thursday, July 7-17.
— The 10-and-under program focuses on getting children to play with balls that bounce lower and move slower through the air, making them easier to hit.
Racquets are sized for small hands, making them easier to grip and swing. Courts are smaller, so kids can cover them and have more success when they play. Racquet and all equipment provided; cost is $80 per session.
— Times for Munchkin Tennis (students entering kindergarten and first grade), 9:15-10 a.m.; and Times for Youth Tennis (students entering grades 2-5),10–11 a.m.
— Junior Tennis is for those entering grades 6-12, runs 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., and is an introduction to the proper grips, techniques and form of the basic strokes in a fun, yet competitive environment. Instruction, games and activities to focus on all the fundamentals to get your teen hitting tennis balls for the first time. Junior participant responsible for bringing a racquet.
Tennis for adults
Starting in May, adults will have a chance to improve their tennis games, learn and just practice.
The adult group tennis lessons, offered by the Shelton Parks and Recreation Department, will focus on developing proper technique, hand-eye coordination and all other skills needed to form a solid foundation for tennis.
Basic strokes will be taught in drills and game situation. Participants are responsible for bringing their own racquets.
Classes are four Saturdays, starting May 3, from 8:15–9:15 a.m., for $45. Another session is July 7-17, from 8:15–9:15 a.m., for $90.
Pre-register in person; cash or check at Parks & Rec at the Shelton Community Center, 41 Church St. Information: 203-925-8422.