Badminton: The Manhattan Beach Badminton Club will be holding the 20th Annual Junior International Badminton Championships – Wes Schoppe Memorial Sun.-Fri., July 15-20 at 516 18th St., Manhattan Beach. Boys and girls compete in singles, doubles and mixed doubles competition in six age divisions. Cost: 65 for 1-3 events. For more information, contact Dean Schoppe, email@example.com or www.mbbadmintonclub.com.
Miscellaneous: The Redondo Athletic Association is seeking nominations for the Redondo Athletic Hall-of-Fame. The historical Inaugural Hall-of-Fame is slated for June 1, 2013. Nomination applications are available at www.redondoathleticassociation.org.
Tennis: The 45th Annual Manhattan Open Tennis Tournament presented by South Bay Ford features $8,000 minimum in prize money for Open divisions. The single-elimination tournament will be held Thurs.-Sun. July 19-22 and includes Men’s and Women’s singles and doubles competition in Open, 4.5-5.0, 4.0 and 3.5 and Below divisions. Weekend matches played at Live Oak Park and Mira Costa High School tennis courts beginning at 8 a.m. (Thursday starts at 2 p.m. at Live Oak). Fees: Open Division Singles $50, Doubles $75; Amateur Division Singles $35, Doubles $50. Registration closes 5 p.m., July 10. For more information, contact 310-802-5448 or www.citymb.com.
Basketball: The 40th Annual Peninsula Basketball Camp will take place at Palos Verdes High School July 23-27, July 30-Aug. 3 and Aug. 6-10. The first and last sessions are for girls and boys ages 6 to 14; the second session is for boys only ages 6-14. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (full-day $230) and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (half-day $115) Monday through Friday. For more information contact Tom Maier, 310-377-0690 or visit peninsulasportscamps.com where online registration is available.
Volleyball: Volleyball Ventures hosts Men’s and Women’s Doubles tournaments beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Manhattan Beach Pier. The event includes four levels of play, beginner to advanced, and is played in a round-robin format. Players must be 18 years or older and VBV members. Fees are $30 per tournament (pre-registered) and $35 for beach registration. For more information, contact Patrick Mejia, 310-929-7169, Patrick@VBVentures.com or visit www.vbventures.com.
The Amateur Athletic Union hosts the Junior California Open on Sunday at Dockweiler Beach. The event begins at 9 a.m. and competition includes boys 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U and girls 10U, 12U, 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U divisions.
On Sat.-Sun, July 14-15, the 19th AAU Beach Volleyball Junior National Championships take place at the Hermosa Beach Pier. The event begins at 9 a.m. and includes boys 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U and girls 10U, 12U, 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U divisions. Fees for both tournaments are $63. For more information, contact Gino Grajeda, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.aaubeach.org.
Girls ages 8-12 are invited to learn volleyball from members of one of the most respected volleyball programs in the nation when the Mira Costa Girls Volleyball Camp takes place July 23-26. The four-day camp runs from 1-4 p.m. daily and is directed by Mira Costa head coach, Lisa Arce-Zimmerman, and her predecessor, DaeLea Aldrich, who led the Mustangs to three national championships, six state championships and 14 CIF titles. Members of the 2012 girls varsity team will serve as individual coaches. Cost is $225 per camper. For more information contact Arce-Zimmerman at 310-372-0248 or email@example.com.
The USYVL Summer Camp in Hermosa Beach will be held Monday through Wednesday, July 16-18 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Clark Stadium. Players are placed in groups according to their age and volleyball experience and taught by experienced instructors whose goal is to focus on the specific skills needed to improve the players’ skills at each level. The registration deadline is Monday, July 9. Registration can be done online at www.USYVL.org or by calling the USYVL National Office at 888-988-7985.
Aquatics: Board paddling practice sessions are available Thursdays throughout July starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Hermosa Beach Pier. For more information, contact Mike Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 310-991-1837.
Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday at Torrance Beach, the Jimmy Miller Foundation and Hennessey’s present the 12-event South Bay Dozen that includes surf, paddleboard and surfski competitions. Registration is held only the day of the event starting at 7 a.m. with a $40 fee for all open competitors and $30 for all juniors (17 and under). A post-race dinner and awards ceremony will be held at Mickey Finz in Redondo Beach at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Michael Murphy at 310-991-1837 or email@example.com.
Bring the gym to the water with stand-up paddleboard yoga, stretching and core workouts. One-hour classes taught daily. Coastal paddleboard excursions along the coast, including the Dominator shipwreck off Palos Verdes and the oil tanker off of El Segundo are also offered. For more information visit TarsanStandup.com or call 310-798-6136.
Baseball: Mira Costa’s varsity baseball team will be holding a Summer Baseball Camp for kids ages 7-14 from July 23-27. Camp Directors are Mira Costa head coach, Cassidy Olson, varsity assistant coaches and varsity players who will instruct campers in hitting, fielding, pitching, base running and daily games. Cost is $200 and includes a t-shirt and snack. For more information, contact Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 35th Annual Peninsula Baseball Camp will take place at Palos Verdes High School Monday through Friday July 30-Aug. 3. The camp is for boys and girls ages 6-14 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (full-day $230) and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (half-day $115). Former Los Angeles Dodger, Jay Johnstone, will be a guest alumni speaker. Open to boys and girls ages 5-12, the 6th Annual Peninsula Baseball Half-Day Day Baseball Camp and the 4th Annual Peninsula Softball Camp will take place at Hesse Park in Rancho Palos Verdes from 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at a cost of $115. For more information contact Tom Maier, 310-377-0690 or visit peninsulasportscamps.com where online registration is available.
South Bay Surf Baseball will be holding four 5-day camps featuring members of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Each session includes stations that teach baseball fundamentals, daily games, individual coaching on batting and pitching mechanics, weekly contests, prizes and player evaluations along with visits from Angel players such as Peter Bourjos, Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo and Bobby Wilson. They will speak, sign autographs and take pictures with the campers. Open to boys and girls ages 5-13, sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 6-10 and Aug. 13-17 at Alta Vista Park in Redondo Beach, and July 23-27 at Navy Field in Lomita. A one-day catcher’s camp will be held Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Cost is $200 for each 5-day camp ($125 for the catcher’s camp). For more information and to register, visit www.southbaysurfbaseball.com.
Cheerleading: The Mira Costa Summer Cheer Camp will be held Mon.-Fri. July 16-20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Kids in 1st through 5th grade will be instructed in cheers, dance, basic tumbling and simple stunts. Camp includes a t-shirt, games as well as arts and crafts activities. Cost is $275 per child (add $25 after July 2). For more information, contact Shannon Anderson, email@example.com. To register, visit www.mchspepsquad.com.
Martial Arts: The 9th Annual South Bay Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29 at Mira Costa High School beginning at 8 a.m. each day; two matches guaranteed. Fees are $68 for men, women and juniors ages 16-17; $60 for kids 15 and under. For more information, visit www.usabjjtournaments.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cycling: The 51st Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix takes place Sunday from 7 a.m.–5 p.m. One of the West Coast’s oldest and most prestigious cycling street races features a thousand top cyclists racing the oval on Valley and Ardmore between 15th Street and Pacific. The popular community races feature divisions for kids ages 2-14. For more information, visit www.mbgp.com.
The Beach Cities Cycling Club, Center for Health & Fitness and South Bay Bicycling Coalition are offering a free A to Z Safe Cycling course designed for adults that would like to adopt a healthier lifestyle through cycling and learn the necessary skills to ride a bike safely. Participants must have desire and commitment, access to a safe and dependable bike suitable for the road with multiple gears and a helmet. Participants must be a BCCC member ($25 a year). Sessions are held from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. each Sunday for eight weeks starting July 1. Most classes will include an optional bike ride in order to practice what was learned. Class size is limited to the first 15 people that sign up. Subsequent A-Z Courses will be held, as needed. For more information and to register, email Jim Hannon at email@example.com, call 310-341-8701 or visit www.bccclub.org.
The Los Angeles Velodrome Racing Association, LAVRA, is in the midst of its 2012 race season at the Velo Sports Center, 18400 Avalon Blvd., Carson. Located at the Home Depot Center, the facility provides a safe and healthy environment to ride and is the only world-class indoor velodrome in North America, hosting athletes from all over the world. Youth and adult programs for beginners, intermediates and advanced riders are available. For more information visit www.lavelodrome.org.
The Baxter Time Trial Series of bicycle races has started and will continue each Sunday through Sept. 30 on a course in Carson, near Torrance. Often called the “race of truth,” a time trial is a race against the clock. There are men’s and women’s categories for several different age groups. Racers are awarded points for placing and winners are announced at the end of the series. The Baxter Series is sponsored by the South Bay Wheelmen, a club for racers, aspiring racers and those who just love to ride their bikes. Participants in the Baxter races must be a club member and have a US Cycling Federation license, but membership and a one-day USCF license can both be obtained at the race. For more information, visit the South Bay Wheelmen website at www.southbaywheelmen.org. Click on the Baxter TT Carson for a map to the race site.
Soccer: Girls ages 6-12 are invited to participate in the Mira Costa Youth Girls Summer Soccer Camp to be held July 9-13 at the Marine Sports Complex, 1751 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach. The camp is led by Mira Costa Head Coach Patty Perkinson and will include counselors from the Mustang’s girls soccer team. Cost is $195. To sign up, visit www.miracostagirlssoccer.com.
The 35th Annual Peninsula Soccer Camp will take place at Palos Verdes High School July 23-27 and Aug. 6-10. Open to boys and girls ages 6-14, sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (full-day $230) and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (half-day $115). There will be guest speakers, an experienced coaching staff and each camper receives a soccer ball. An additional half-day soccer camp for boys and girls ages 5-12 will take place at Hesse Park in Rancho Palos Verdes July 16-20 and July 30-Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at a cost of $115. For more information contact Tom Maier at 310-377-0690 or visit peninsulasportscamps.com where online registration is available.
Fitness: Join the Center for Health & Fitness and the Blue Zone Project for a free 10-week Zumba® class that helps participants dance their way into shape with easy-to-follow moves that tone and sculpt the body. Sessions are held Tuesdays, July 10-Sept. 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Alta Vista Park, 801 Camino Real in Redondo Beach.
AdventurePlex, 1701 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach, invites family members ages 5 and up to improve balance, strength and power on its 35-foot outdoor rock walls, which are open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $8. Also available is a ropes course where groups of seven (ages 8 and up) start each half hour every Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for the ropes course is $20; advance registration is recommended. Overall cost ranges from $8 to $20, depending on activities. For more information, call 310-546-7708.