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Seventeen La Jolla student-athletes participated in the reconfigured National Signing Day on Nov. 11, committing to colleges as close as UC San Diego and as far away as Harvard University.

Three local high school students are game to share their love of tennis with others, providing mentoring to students through Youth Tennis San Diego, a nonprofit designed to bring tennis to children in underserved areas through an after-school program.

Every morning before school starts online, a dozen or so Muirlands Middle School and Torrey Pines Elementary School students run laps around the block on a quiet cul-de-sac in a La Jolla neighborhood near UC San Diego.

After almost three years of trying, the La Jolla Recreation Center is now in the ranks of places in San Diego with a spot for what’s often considered the fastest-growing sport in the nation — pickleball.

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In addition to reviewing its Visioning Committee’s proposed plans, the La Jolla Recreation Center Advisory Group (RAG) also discussed the addition of pickleball lines on the existing basketball courts to provide play space for both sports during its Feb. 26, 2020 meeting. The courts, which underwent asphalt repair in November 2019 and have had blank floors since, will be lined for both games simultaneously the week of March 9, based on the RAG’s decision. Pickleball is a fast-growing paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton and table tennis.

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