Tiny Tennis ‘serves’ healthy habits to children at the Schaumburg Park District

By Schaumburg Park District

Aerobic and cardiovascular fitness, gross and fine motor control and improved flexibility and nutrition are among the many benefits of tennis, according to the International Tennis Federation.

For children, developing these skills and habits early may help get them off to a great start. The Schaumburg Park District offers tennis lessons for children as young as 4 years old through Tiny Tennis.

Tiny Tennis focuses on motor skills and hand eye coordination, as well as beginning stroke mechanics. Classes are taught on a 36′ court at Schaumburg Tennis Plus, 1416 N. Payne Road. tiny tennis

Fall classes begin Sept. 1 and include:

  • 4-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 1-Oct. 13
  • 4-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 20-Dec. 22
  • 4-4:45 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 3-Oct. 15
  • 4-4:45 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 22-Dec. 17
  • 9:15-10 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 5-Oct. 17
  • 9:15-10 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 24-Dec. 19

For more information, call (847) 884-0678 or visit www.parkfun.com.




Parents, children connect with Jr. Parent/Tot Super Sports

By Schaumburg Park District

hockeyBond with your child while promoting exercise, movement and the thrill of sports through the Schaumburg Park District.

Jr. Parent/Tot Super Sports is a class that allows parents and children to have fun together while learning a variety of sports. Small children ages 2 to 3 have the chance to improve simple motor skills and work on catching, throwing, batting, shooting, passing, running and hand-eye coordination. Sports played in the class include soccer, basketball, hockey, T-Ball, football and more. The class is a great way to introduce children to All Star sports programs and staff and get them off to a healthy start. Classes begin Sept. 8 at The Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road.

Upcoming classes include:

  •  10-10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 20
  • 5-5:45 p.m. Thursdays,  Sept. 10-Oct. 22
  • 9-9:45 a.m. Fridays, Sept. 11-Oct. 23
  • 9-9:45 a.m. Saturdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 24
  • 10-10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 3-Dec. 15
  • 9-9:45 a.m. Fridays, Nov. 6-Dec. 18

For more information, call (847) 891-1266 or visit www.parkfun.com.


Experience a Schaumburg Park District camp before summer ends

By Schaumburg Park District

From tennis and Dodgeball to skateboarding and cheerleading, there still are a variety of Schaumburg Park District camps available to keep kids active in these remaining weeks of summer. skate

Skyhawks Skateboarding Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Aug. 3-7 at the District’s scenic Olympic Park, 1675 E. Old Schaumburg Road. Participants ages 6-12 will receive basic skateboarding instruction with an emphasis on balance, pushing the board, kick turns, maneuvering and more. Campers will receive a t-shirt and merit award. Participants should bring a skateboard, helmet/wrist/elbow pads, appropriate clothing, two snacks, water bottle, running shoes and sunscreen.

National Dodgeball Association Dodgeball Skills Camp also runs Aug. 3-7 at Olympic Park, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. In addition to the fun of playing Dodgeball, participants will learn important techniques, strategies and skills necessary to successfully play the game and be part of a team. Instructors will include past NADA champions.

Youth Tennis Camp begins for ages 7-10 on Aug. 3 and runs through Aug. 7 from 9:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Meineke Recreation Center, 220 E. Weathersfield Way.  Players will be grouped by ability and will learn important aspects of the game, including technical strokes, keeping score, rallying and competing.

Tumble and Cheer Camp kicks off from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Aug. 10 and runs through Aug. 13 at The Sport Center, 1141 Irving Park Road. The camp offers children ages 6 to 14 the chance to improve tumbling skills, balance work and jump sequences to help meet qualifications for cheerleading squads. The camp also incorporates strength and flexibility training.

Call (847) 490-7020 or visit www.parkfun.com for a full list of camps.





Home School PE offers kids full fitness experience

By Schaumburg Park District

Children should do at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day, the home school 2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.

Home school students may receive the benefits of a traditional physical education class through the Schaumburg Park District. Home School PE, Swim & Health offers an introduction to sports, skill development and health. Classes are available for students ages 6 to 17. The first half of class each week will be spent in the gym, followed by swimming and playtime at The Water Works. Participants should wear gym shoes and active clothes and bring a towel and swim attire.

Classes take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 17 to Dec. 3 at the Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. Cost is $60 for residents and $80 for non-residents. Additional children are $48 for residents and $68 for non-residents.

For more information, call (847) 490-7015 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Make a splash with the Barracuda Swim Team

By Schaumburg Park District

Dive into a season of competitive swimming by trying out for the Schaumburg Park District’s Barracuda Swim Team.

New Swimmer tryouts for fall begin Aug. 3. Swimmers barracudawill be asked to get into the water and be evaluated by swim coaches. Competition levels are available for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced swimmers ages 5-18. Requirements for each level include:

•Beginner: Must be able to swim 50 yards

•Intermediate: Must be able to swim 50 yards in all four competitive strokes.

•Advanced: Must be able to swim 100 yards of each competitive stroke continuously.

An option to compete with the USA Swimming Team also is available. Participants must have a strong background in training and stroke mechanics in all four strokes and a commitment to compete.

Barracuda Swim Team Practices are held at Schaumburg High School and Hoffman Estates High School during the fall session.

To schedule tryouts, call (847) 490-2505. Returning swimmer registration begins Sept. 1.

For more information, call the Barracuda Hotline (847) 490-4515 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Fun For All at Party in the Park

By Hoffman Estates Park District

PIP-WRC_BPCThe biggest event of the year on Saturday, August 8, 4-10 PM! The fun starts at 4 PM at Fabbrini Park (1704 Glenlake Road in Hoffman Estates) with performances by dancers, martial arts, and more.







Photo Contest

By Hoffman Estates Park District


#TOTALLYHEPD starts now! Park and Recreation Month’s 2015 theme is 80’s style. Share your best 80’s throwback photo on our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page to be eligible for prizes including a free months membership to Triphahn Center! If you don’t have any pictures from the 80’s, (or don’t want to revisit the days of hairspray and blue eye shadow,) Just dress the part and take a pic! Make sure to tag #TOTALLYHEPD and #JULYPRM30 to be eligible to win.

Splish Splash Family Bash Benefits Kids

By Hoffman Estates Park District

SplishSplashFamily Bash6Don’t miss one of the best family events of the year – Splish Splash Family Bash on Friday, July 17 6-9 PM at Seascape Family Aquatic Center. This event supports the Friends of HE Parks, which raises money for a scholarship fund for disadvantaged families. This allows kids to go to summer camp, take swimming lessons, play sports, whose parents are financially unable to pay their fees. Learn more!

Home School Open Gym & Turf promotes fitness, friendships

By Schaumburg Park District

Home school children have plenty of opportunities to play, move and have fun through the Schaumburg Park District.home school

Home School Open Gym & Turf is a parent-supervised program that offers kids ages 4 to 14 the chance to stay active and bond with other home school students, building lasting friendships while staying fit. Gym and field sports equipment is available during Open Gym for shooting baskets, playing volleyball or soccer, games of catch and more!

Open Gym is 12:30-2:30 p.m. Fridays from Sept. 18 to Dec. 4 at The Sport Center, 1141 Irving Park Road, Schaumburg.

Registration or a daily fee and gym shoes are required. Cost is $28 per family for residents and $42 per family for non-residents. Don’t want to commit to the whole session? Daily drop-in fees are $4 per child for residents and $6 per child for non-residents.

For more information, call (847) 891-1266 or visit www.parkfun.com.

Stay active this fall with Schaumburg Park District programs

By Schaumburg Park District

Now is a great time to start planning on ways to keep your children active in the fall months.book

From basketball and T-ball to soccer and flag football, the Schaumburg Park District’s Fall Program Guide offers a variety of sports to promote movement and health. The District also offers a number of early childhood programs designed to develop motor skills and socialization, as well as swimming lessons for children of all ages at The Water Works. Gymnastics lessons also are available to help promote coordination and body awareness.

Resident registration for fall begins 7 a.m. July 20 and non-resident registration begins 7 a.m.  Aug. 10.

For more information call (847) 985-2115 or visit http://www.parkfun.com/about-schaumburg-park-district/district-news/news-details/2015/06/17/fall-into-a-season-of-fun-with-the-schaumburg-park-district.