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Recreation and Sports

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Forest Park | Meramec | Off-Site

We provide an amazing and supportive recreational sport environment for you and your family. Indoors and out, choose from tennis, golf, team sports, fencing, and more.

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314-984-7777

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Cards and Games

NEW! Introduction to Modern Board Games

Do you like board games but are tired of playing the same ones over and over? Discover the many new board games available today! Learn a variety of popular game mechanics as well as how to play a selection of specific games.
GAME-711 | 4 sessions | $24 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
S01 W 5-7 p.m. | Scott Maue
June 3 – June 24 | FP-F, 331

Chess for Beginners

Are you new to the game of chess? Have you always wanted to learn the world’s greatest game? Starting at square one, go from pawn to a tournament ready chess player! Build critical thinking, spark cognitive development, increase memory and learn skills that translate to all parts of your life. All chess materials provided; please bring a notebook and pen.
GAME-720 | 8 sessions | $49.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
S01 Tu 5-6 p.m. | Kyle Weber
June 2 – July 21 | MC-SW, 105
S02 W 5-6 p.m. | Kyle Weber
June 3 – July 22 | Affton White-Rodgers CC, B

Chess Tactics

Go beyond the opening and dive into tactical motifs and complex checkmate patterns. Analyze high level grandmaster games, middle game and endgame strategies. This class is for intermediate chess players who know how to play but have not yet learned the more challenging concepts. Prerequisite: Students at this level can readily implement opening principles and can demonstrate all advanced rules of chess. All chess materials provided; please bring a notebook and pen.
GAME-720 | 8 sessions | $49.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
S03 Th 5-6 p.m. | Kyle Weber
June 4 – July 23 | MC-SW, 105

Fencing

Fencing: Beginning I and II

Have fun learning the basics of swordplay! Class emphasizes basics of footwork, bladework and bouting and will accommodate returning students as well with instruction to expand technique. Equipment provided. **
PEDU-745 | 8 sessions | $54.50 AGE 60+ | $79 REG
S01 W 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Patrick Dorsey
June 10 – July 29 | MC-PE, 201

Bowling

Bowling Skills

Whether you are just beginning or looking to bring your bowling game up a notch, have fun and learn new techniques as you learn proper swing technique, footwork, release points and basic pocket alignment. Extra fees for games each week. **
PEDU-772 | 4 sessions | $28.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S01 Tu 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Michael Bluth
July 7 – July 28 | Crestwood Bowl

 

Golf

Golf: Beginning I

Start from the beginning and learn the basic fundamentals of golf: grip, set up, mini-swing, full swing, putting and chipping. Perfect introductory class for new players and a great way for experienced golfers to sharpen rudimentary golf skills. Extra fee for balls. **
PEDU-730 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S01 W 7-8 p.m.        
May 20 – June 10 | Big Bend Golf Center
S02 Sa 8-9 a.m.        
May 30 – June 20 | Big Bend Golf Center
S09 Sa 9-10 a.m.      
May 30 – June 20 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
S03 M 5-6 p.m.        
June 1 – June 22 | Big Bend Golf Center
S04 M 6-7 p.m.        
June 1 – June 22 | Big Bend Golf Center
S05 M 7-8 p.m.        
June 1 – June 22 | Big Bend Golf Center
S06 M 7-8 p.m.        
July 6 – July 27 | Big Bend Golf Center
S10 Th 7-8 p.m.       
July 9 – July 30 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
PEDU-730 | 6 sessions | $36 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
S14 W 6-7 p.m.        
May 27 – July 1 | First Tee Driving Range
S15 M 7-8 p.m.        
June 15 – July 20 | First Tee Driving Range

Golf: Beginning I for Women

Start from the beginning and learn the basic fundamentals of golf: grip, set up, mini-swing, full swing, putting and chipping. Perfect introductory class for new players and a great way for experienced golfers to sharpen rudimentary golf skills. Extra fee for balls. **
PEDU-730 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S08 Th 6-7 p.m.       
May 28 – June 18 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
S11 Tu 10-11 a.m.   
July 14 – Aug. 4 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Golf for Seniors

Learn the basic fundamentals of golf: grip, set-up, miniswing, full swing, putting and chipping. Class will move at a slower pace. Extra fee for balls. **
PEDU-730 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S07 Tu 10-11 a.m.   
May 26 – June 16 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Golf: Beginning II

Review, practice and expand on fundamentals presented in Golf: Beginning I class. With emphasis on correcting individual swing faults, this is the perfect class for beginning golfers with previous instruction. Extra fee for balls. **
PEDU-731 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S01 W 6-7 p.m.        
May 20 – June 10 | Golf Center
S02 Sa 9-10 a.m.      
May 30 – June 20 | Big Bend Golf Center
S03 M 5-6 p.m.        
July 6 – July 27 | Big Bend Golf Center
S04 M 6-7 p.m.        
July 6 – July 27 | Big Bend Golf Center
S06 Tu 7-8 p.m.       
July 7 – July 28 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
S05 W 6-7 p.m.        
July 8 – July 29 | Big Bend Golf Center
S07 Sa 9-10 a.m.      
July 11 – Aug. 1 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
PEDU-731 | 6 sessions | $36 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
S09 W 7-8 p.m.        
May 27 – July 1 | First Tee Driving Range
S08 M 6-7 p.m.        
June 15 – July 20 | First Tee Driving Range

Golf: The Swing of Things

Get into the swing of things! This fun class is essential for every golfer! Perfecting your swing is not all about hitting the ball; it’s learning and understanding how to use your body motion to create your perfect swing. Extra fee for balls. **
PEDU-765 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S03 Sa 10-11 a.m.    
May 30 – June 20 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
S04 Tu 6-7 p.m.       
July 7 – July 28 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

The FUNdamentals

This class prepares you to acquire an open mind in your golf game by learning the basics, or FUNdamentals. Learn skills required to ensure a sound golf experience and have fun doing so. Extra fee for balls. **
PEDU-730 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S12 Th 5-6 p.m.       
June 11 – July 2 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
S13 Tu 11 a.m.-noon             
July 28 – Aug. 18 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Golf: Short Game Skills

Whether you are a beginning student or just want to improve your golf game, this class caters to you. Spend each week focused on a short game skill: putting, chipping and pitching. Final class will be spent playing a practice green. Extra fee for balls. **
PEDU-765 | 6 sessions | $36 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
S08 Sa 10-11 a.m.    
May 23 – June 27 | First Tee Driving Range

Golf: Caregiver/Child

Enjoy time with your child, ages 7-15, and have fun learning the basics of golf together! Improve your game and help your child practice golf skills. Registration required for each participant. Extra fee for balls paid by each participant. **
PEDU-765 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S01 Sa 10-11 a.m.    
May 30 – June 20 | Big Bend Golf Center
S02 W 7-8 p.m.        
July 8 – July 29 | Big Bend Golf Center
S05 Sa 10-11 a.m.    
July 11 – Aug. 1 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Golf: Tee for Two

Want to enjoy the game of golf with your significant other? Whether you’ve played for years or have never picked up a club, couples can enjoy time together while learning and improving golf skills. Open to all levels. Fee per person. Each participant must register. Clubs available for use at the range. Extra fee for balls paid by each participant. **
PEDU-765 | 4 sessions | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S06 Sa 11 a.m.-noon             
May 30 – June 20 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
S07 Th 6-7 p.m.       
July 9 – July 30 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Tennis and Pickleball

National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP)

1.0 This player is just starting to play tennis.

2.0 May have had some lessons; needs on-court experience.

2.5 Can sustain a short rally of slow pace; needs to develop form.

3.0 Consistent on medium-paced shots; needs work on form and strategy.

3.5 Consistent with directional control; needs to work on specialty shots.

4.0 Dependable with directional control and depths has specialty shots. Needs to play more percentage tennis.

Designations used as a tool to assist students when registering for tennis classes:

  • Beginning I (1.0-2.0): Designed for beginners and those who have limited experience with basic tennis strokes. Proper techniques of all strokes will be covered. Drills will be used and tennis etiquette and rules will be discussed. Players will be grouped according to ability.
  • Beginning I and II (1.0-2.5): Designed for beginners and those who need to brush up on the basics. Techniques covered are forehand, backhand, serve, volley, basic strategy as well as drill exercises. Players will be grouped according to ability.
  • Beginning II (2.5): Further emphasized is proper stroke development and footwork through the use of drills. Tennis etiquette and rules will be reviewed. Constancy of stroke production is a major goal.
  • Intermediate I (3.0-3.5): A refresher on proper stroke execution. Drills are used and emphasis is on improved consistency and directional control. Strategy and some match play are covered.
  • Intermediate II to Advanced (3.5-4.0): This course includes more advanced drills, work on strategy and match play, with a goal of playing better percentage tennis.

Bring tennis shoes and racket. Tennis balls provided. Facilities may not be air-conditioned. Please dress appropriately. Every effort will be made to schedule a make-up class for outdoor classes missed due to rain-outs. However, no refunds will be given for rained-out classes.

Tennis: Beginning I, NTRP 1.0-2.0

See NTRP rating box. Tennis ball provided. **
PEDU-733 | 7 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
S02 Tu 1-2 p.m.       
June 16 – July 28 | Vetta Concord Sports Club
S01 Th 2:30 -3:30 p.m.         
June 18 – July 30 | Vetta Concord Sports Club

Tennis: Beginning I and II, NTRP 1.0-2.5

See NTRP rating box. Tennis balls provided. **
PEDU-733 | 4 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
S05 Sa 1-2 p.m.        
June 6 – June 27 | Sunset Hills CC, indoor courts
S04 Tu 6:30-7:30 p.m.          
July 7 – July 28 | Lake School Park
S03 Tu 6:30-7:30 p.m.          
June 9 – June 30 | Lake School Park

Tennis: Beginning II, NTRP 2.5

See NTRP rating box. Tennis ball provided. **
PEDU-734 | 7 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
S01 Sa 3:30-4:30 p.m.           
June 13 – Aug. 1 | Vetta Concord Sports Club
• NOTE: No class 7/4.

Tennis: Intermediate Advanced, NTRP 3.0-4.0

See NTRP rating box. Tennis ball provided. **
PEDU-736 | 7 sessions | $95 AGE 60+ | $95 REG
S03 Sa 2-3:30 p.m.  
June 13 – Aug. 1 | Vetta Concord Sports Club
• NOTE: No class 7/4.
S01 Sa 4:30-6 p.m.  
June 13 – Aug. 1 | Vetta Concord Sports Club
• NOTE: No class 7/4.
S02 Tu 2-3:30 p.m.  
June 16 – July 28 | Vetta Concord Sports Club

Pickleball: Basics and Continuing

Come join the fun! Pickleball is a fast-growing sport for good reason: it’s easy to learn, easy to play and great exercise for all ages and abilities. Beginners learn the basics of pickleball while continuing students enjoy recreational play at a more advanced level. All equipment provided. Dress appropriately for outdoor court. **
PEDU-740 | 6 sessions | $40.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
S04 Sa 10-11 a.m. | Allyson Duffin
May 30 – July 11 | Kennedy Rec Complex
• NOTE: No class 7/4.
S05 Sa 11 a.m.-noon | Allyson Duffin
May 30 – July 11 | Kennedy Rec Complex
• NOTE: No class 7/4.
S06 M 6-7 p.m. | Allyson Duffin
June 1 – July 6 | Kennedy Rec Complex
S07 M 7-8 p.m. | Allyson Duffin
June 1 – July 6 | Kennedy Rec Complex
S08 W 8-9 a.m. | Allyson Duffin
June 3 – July 8 | Kennedy Rec Complex
S09 W 9-10 a.m. | Allyson Duffin
June 3 – July 8 | Kennedy Rec Complex
S10 W 5-6 p.m. | Allyson Duffin
June 3 – July 8 | Kennedy Rec Complex
S11 W 6-7 p.m. | Allyson Duffin
June 3 – July 8 | Kennedy Rec Complex

NEW! Pickleball: Intermediate

Come join the fun! Pickleball is a fast-growing sport for good reason: it’s easy to learn, easy to play and great exercise for all ages and abilities. For students with previous pickleball experience, looking to enjoy recreational play at a more advanced level. All equipment provided. Dress appropriately for outdoor court. **
PEDU-740 | 6 sessions | $40.50 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
S01 Sa 9-10 a.m. | Allyson Duffin
May 30 – July 11 | Kennedy Rec Complex
• NOTE: No class 7/4.
S02 M 5-6 p.m. | Allyson Duffin
June 1 – July 6 | Kennedy Rec Complex
S03 W 10-11 a.m. | Allyson Duffin
June 3 – July 8 | Kennedy Rec Complex
S12 W 7-8 p.m. | Allyson Duffin
June 3 – July 8 | Kennedy Rec Complex

 
**: Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability must be signed at first class.


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