Beach Cities Sports: Cycling, sailing, volleyball and more
Cycling: The 56th Annual Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix returns on Sunday, July 30 but with a new twist as the 1.3-mile course that starts and finishes at Live Park Park will be raced counter-clockwise instead of the usual clockwise direction. The eight-race event begins at 7 a.m. and includes a total cash purse of $21,500. The Chevron Kids’ Zone is expanded this year and the popular Kids’ Races take place at 12 p.m. prior to the men’s and women’s pro races. For more information and to register, visit mbgp.com.
Fitness: Beach Boot Camps with GI Joe are underway through September 1 to help students 18 years old and over lose weight, tone bodies, build endurance, and network with others in coed workouts at the Manhattan Beach Pier. Morning sessions are held Mon.-Wed.-Fri. from 6-7 a.m. and 9-10 a.m. Fee is $220 ($242 for non-resident). Evening sessions are held Monday and Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. and cost $130 ($143 for non-resident. Visti mbbootcamp.com.
Tennis: Players of various skill levels will help celebrate the Silver Anniversary of the Manhattan Beach Tennis Open when the four-day tournament is held July 20-23. The USTA sanctioned tournament is open to players ages 16 and over and will be played at Live Oak Park and the Mira Costa High School tennis courts with the finals held at Manhattan Country Club. For more information or to register, visit citymb.info or call 310-802-5000.
Beach Volleyball: The California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) will be holding a Juniors Tournament on Friday, July 14 at Dockweiler State Beach. In Manhattan Beach, Men’s B and Women’s AA, A tournaments take place Saturday, July 22 followed by Men’s A and Men’s and Women’s Open tournaments on Sunday, July 23. Visit cbva.com for more information.
Lifeguards: The new Junior Guard Ocean Clinic provides a sample of what a junior lifeguard can expect. The free clinic is intended to build the confidence of first time attendees. The JG’s will participate in a safety talk, dry-land calisthenics, ocean conditions lectures, and some brief swimming activity. Sign-ups are limited to 200 on a first come, first serve basis. Clinics are restricted to new JG’s, no exceptions. Clinics run from July 24-Aug. 18 at Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista Del Mar, Los Angeles. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Football: The Redondo Beach Youth Football & Cheer Pop Warner program is currently looking for players for the following divisions: Mighty Mite, Junior Pee Wee and Varsity. For more information, visit eteamz.com/redondobeach or email player agent email@example.com.
Basketball: Dave Miller, Emmy Award winning NBA analyst will be hosting his annual MVPCAMP.COM summer basketball camps at Aviation Sports Complex in Redondo Beach. Session I will be held July 10-14 and Session II July 31-Aug.4. Both camps will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 14. The camp is geared for all levels of play and places an emphasis on fundamentals. Brochures available by calling 424-200-0697 or print an application at mvpcamp.com.
Sailing: On the second Sunday of every month, Waterfront Education will be holding a Pink Power Sailing and BBQ for girls and women at South Bay Sailing, 181 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. The event runs from 12 p.m. to sunset and costs $30 for adults; $10 for kids 13 and under. For more information or to RSVP, visit waterfronteducation.org.
Volleyball: Registration is open for Surfside Volleyball Club Summer Camps for girls and boys in grades 2-8 of all levels. For more details, visit surfsidevolleyball.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.