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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.
The Visioning Committee of the La Jolla Recreation Center Advisory Group presented plans for a complete transformation of the Rec Center at its monthly meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. The proposal, which encompasses four years of work, will cost about $6 million and has an estimated completion timeline of three to four years, once plans are approved and finalized. What originally began as a quest to renovate the Rec Center’s old, non-ADA compliant playground, quickly grew to include a rehabilitation of the entire Rec Center grounds, including its historic building.
La Jolla Youth Baseball (LJYB) is getting ready for the 2020 baseball season — its 68th season at Cliffridge Field. Registration is open for players ages 4-14 at ljyb.org. The league consists of five divisions; Shetland, ages 4-6; Pinto, ages 7-8; Mustang, ages 9-10; Bronco, ages 11-12; and Pony, ages 13-14. Each division is designed so players can develop their baseball skills while having a great time in a fun and positive environment. The league continues to enjoy consistent growth with year-over-year increases in registration of 10 percent for the past four seasons.
An estimated 400 people dipped into the slightly chilly Pacific Ocean on New Year’s day 2020 for the annual Polar Bear Plunge in La Jolla Shores beach.
According to a 2015 Nielsen survey, the most common New Year’s Resolution is losing weight/getting in shape. Since the biggest gym in La Jolla history just opened a couple of weeks ago — with more square feet than an average Whole Foods — we asked Life Time, and the nine other cardio and strength-training facilities in town, for their advice on how to shed holiday pounds. What follows are the answers from those who responded to the Light’s e-mails and phone calls over the holidays.
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If you played on the Draper Avenue courts of the La Jolla Tennis Club any time since the 1970s, odds are you know Bob Perry.
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