Recreation and Sports

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Florissant Valley | 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

Bridge: Beginning

Want to learn a new card game this spring? Bridge is the perfect game for you! Learn Standard American (SAYC) bidding, game instruction, defense techniques and general etiquette used in contract bridge.
GAME:701 | 8 sessions | $66 AGE 60+ | $89 REG
P01 Tu 2:45-4:45 p.m. | Phyllis Siegel
Jan. 28-March 31 | Affton White-Rodgers CC, B
• NOTE: No class 3/10, 3/24.
GAME:701 | 8 sessions | $58.50 AGE 60+ | $89 REG
P02 M 5-7 p.m. | Phyllis Siegel
Feb. 3-April 20 | MC-CE and MC-SW, 125
• NOTE: No class 2/17, 3/16, 3/23, 4/6.
Feb. 3 and Feb. 24 sessions meet in MC-CE; all other sessions meet in MC-SW, 125.
GAME:701 | 4 sessions | $24 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P03 W 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Aaron Krieser
Feb. 12-March 4 | FV-Student Ctr, Dining A

NEW! Bridge: Intermediate

Practice what you learned in Bridge: Beginning and elevate your bridge skills. Play bridge, keep score and learn how to play your hand more skillfully. Prerequisite: Bridge: Beginning or equivalent experience.
GAME:702 | 6 sessions | $36 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P01 W 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Aaron Krieser
March 25-April 29 | FV-Student Ctr, Dining A

Bridge: Supervised Party Bridge With Intermediate Instruction

Practice what you learned in Bridge: Beginning in this structured party bridge setting. Play bridge, keep score and learn how to play your hand more skillfully. Prerequisite: Bridge: Beginning or equivalent experience.
GAME:702 | 3 sessions | $29 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P02 Tu 2:45-4:45 p.m. | Phyllis Siegel
April 14-28 | Affton White-Rodgers CC, B
GAME:702 | 3 sessions | $27.50 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P03 M 5-7 p.m. | Phyllis Siegel
April 27-May 11 | MC-SW, 108

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:710 | 8 sessions | $49.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
P01 Tu 5-6 p.m. | Kyle Weber
Jan. 21-March 10 | MC-SW, 105
P02 W 5-6 p.m. | Kyle Weber
Jan. 22-March 11 | Affton White-Rodgers CC, B

NEW! Chess Tactics and Strategy

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.
GAME:710 | 8 sessions | $49.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
P03 W 5-6 p.m. | Kyle Weber
March 25-May 13 | MC-SW, 105

NEW! Learn to Play Mah Jongg and Supervised Play

Challenge your intellect with the Chinese game of Mah Jongg. Similar to the card game rummy, this tile-based game is gaining popularity all around the world. Learn this game of skill, strategy and chance in just three sessions! Bring 2020 Mah Jongg card to class.
GAME:710 | 3 sessions | $29 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P04 Tu 2:45-4:45 p.m. | Phyllis Siegel
May 5-19 | Affton White-Rodgers CC, B

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
P01 W 6-7 p.m. | Patrick Dorsey
March 4-April 29 | University City HS, Girls’ Gym
• NOTE: No class 3/18.

Recreational Team Sports

Basketball: Recreational

Tired of riding the pine? Get up and play while having fun and getting exercise. All levels welcome; just register and come play! Bring a white and a dark colored t-shirt to class. Do not wear jewelry. **
PEDU:701 | 11 sessions | $59 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P01 M 7-8:30 p.m. | Martin West
Feb. 24-May 4 | Resurrection Lutheran, Gym

Volleyball: Recreational

Keep fit, have fun and make friends. Register and come play! All levels welcome. **
PEDU:704 | 10 sessions | $43 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
P01 F 7-8:30 p.m. | Jason Guss
Feb. 28-May 8 | FV-PE, Main Gym
• NOTE: No class 3/20.

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
P01 Tu 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Michael Bluth
March 24-April 14 | 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
P02 Sa 11 a.m.-noon
March 14-April 4 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
P01 W 5-6 p.m.
March 25-April 15 | Big Bend Golf Center
P13 W 6-7 p.m.
March 25-April 15 | Big Bend Golf Center
P14 W 7-8 p.m.
March 25-April 15 | Big Bend Golf Center
P15 Su 1-2 p.m.
March 29-April 26 | Big Bend Golf Center
• NOTE: No class 4/12.
P22 Su noon-1 p.m.
April 5-May 3 | Big Bend Golf Center
• NOTE: No class 4/12.
P16 M 5-6 p.m.
April 6-27 | Big Bend Golf Center
P17 M 6-7 p.m.
April 6-27 | Big Bend Golf Center
P18 M 7-8 p.m.
April 6-27 | Big Bend Golf Center
P04 Th 7-8 p.m.
April 9-30 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
P19 Sa 9-10 a.m.
April 25-May 16 | Big Bend Golf Center
P20 Sa 10-11 a.m.
April 25-May 16 | Big Bend Golf Center
P21 Sa 11 a.m.-noon
April 25-May 16 | Big Bend Golf Center
PEDU:730 | 6 sessions | $36 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P11 W 6:30-7:30 p.m.
April 1-May 6 | The First Tee Driving Range
P12 Sa 10-11 a.m.
April 4-May 16 | The 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
P05 Tu 9-10 a.m.
April 21-May 12 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
P07 Tu 5-6 p.m.
April 21-May 12 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
P08 Tu 7-8 p.m.
April 21-May 12 | 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
P06 Tu 10-11 a.m.
April 21-May 12 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Golf: Basics and Beyond

Learning to play correctly is key to a great golf game. New golfers, get started on the right track. Experienced golfers, get back to basics and unlearn any bad habits. Class covers putting, chipping, pitching, rules, etiquette, and full swing with iron and with wood. A great mix for beginning students just learning to play and experienced golfers brushing up on skills and rules of play as a refresher course. Extra fee for balls. **
PEDU:730 | 5 sessions | $99 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
P09 M 5:30-7 p.m.
April 6-May 4 | Eagle Springs Golf Course
P10 Sa 10-11:30 a.m.
April 18-May 16 | Eagle Springs Golf Course

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
P01 Sa 9-10 a.m.
April 25-May 16 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
P04 Sa noon-1 p.m.
April 25-May 16 | Big Bend Golf Center
PEDU:731 | 6 sessions | $36 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
P02 W 7:30-8:30 p.m.
April 1-May 6 | The First Tee Driving Range
P03 Tu 7-8 p.m.
April 7-May 12 | The First Tee Driving Range

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
P06 Sa 11 a.m.-noon
April 4-May 16 | The First Tee Driving Range
• NOTE: No class 4/11.

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
P03 Th 5-6 p.m.
April 9-30 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

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
P02 Tu 6-7 p.m.
April 21-May 12 | Golfport of Maryland Heights

Golf: Playing Lesson

Enjoy this unique opportunity to play nine holes with an experienced golf instructor. For golfers who have received prior instruction but have difficulty taking their game to the next level. Be prepared to pay Eagle Springs approximately $15 to play some holes on the course (includes a riding cart). Meet instructor at Eagle Springs Clubhouse. Tee time is at the class start time, so be sure to arrive a few minutes early. **
PEDU:765 | 1 session | $39 AGE 60+ | $39 REG
P05 M 5-7 p.m.
May 11 | Eagle Springs Golf Course

Golf: Caregiver/Child

Enjoy time with your child, ages seven to 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
P04 Sa 10-11 a.m.
April 25-May 16 | 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. 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
P01 Th 6-7 p.m.
April 9-30 | Golfport of Maryland Heights
P03 Sa 11 a.m.-noon
April 25-May 16 | 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 balls provided. **
PEDU:733 | 7 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
P01 Sa 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Feb. 1-March 14 | Vetta Concord
P02 Tu 1-2 p.m.
Feb. 4-March 17 | Vetta Concord

Tennis: Beginning I and II - NTRP 1.0-2.5

See NTRP rating box. Tennis balls provided. **
PEDU:733 | 4 sessions | $79 AGE 60+ | $79 REG
P05 M 7-8 p.m.
Feb. 3-March 2 | Sunset Hills CC, indoor court
• NOTE: No class 2/17.
P03 Su 6-7 p.m.
Feb. 9-March 1 | Frontenac Racquet Club
P06 Sa 1-2 p.m.
Feb. 22-March 14 | Sunset Hills CC, indoor court
P04 Su 6-7 p.m.
March 8-29 | Frontenac Racquet Club
P07 M 7-8 p.m.
March 9-30 | Sunset Hills CC, indoor court
P08 Sa 1-2 p.m.
March 21-April 25 | Sunset Hills CC, indoor court
• NOTE: No class 4/4, 4/18.

Tennis: Beginning II - NTRP 2.5

See NTRP rating box. Tennis balls provided. **
PEDU:734 | 7 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $69 REG
P01 Sa 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Feb. 1-March 14 | Vetta Concord
P02 Sa 3:30-4:30 p.m.
March 28-May 16 | Vetta Concord
• NOTE: No class 4/11.

Tennis: Intermediate I - NTRP 3.0

See NTRP rating box. Tennis balls provided. **
PEDU:735 | 7 sessions | $95 AGE 60+ | $95 REG
P01 Tu 2-3:30 p.m.
Feb. 4-March 17 | Vetta Concord
P02 Th 2-3:30 p.m.
March 26-May 7 | Vetta Concord
P03 Sa 4:30-6 p.m.
March 28-May 16 | Vetta Concord
• NOTE: No class 4/11.

Tennis: Intermediate Advanced - NTRP 3.0-4.0

See NTRP rating box. Tennis balls provided. **
PEDU:736 | 7 sessions | $95 AGE 60+ | $95 REG
P01 Th 2-3:30 p.m.
Jan. 30-March 12 | Vetta Concord
P02 Sa 4:30-6 p.m.
Feb. 1-March 14 | Vetta Concord
P03 Tu 2-3:30 p.m.
March 24-May 5 | Vetta Concord
P04 Sa 2-3:30 p.m.
March 28-May 16 | Vetta Concord
• NOTE: No class 4/11.

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
P05 Sa 10-11 a.m. | Allyson Duffin
April 4-May 16 | Kennedy Rec Complex
• NOTE: No class 4/11.
P06 Sa 11 a.m.-noon | Allyson Duffin
April 4-May 16 | Kennedy Rec Complex
• NOTE: No class 4/11.
P07 M 6-7 p.m. | Allyson Duffin
April 6-May 11 | Kennedy Rec Complex
P08 W 8-9 a.m. | Allyson Duffin
April 8-May 13 | Kennedy Rec Complex
P09 W 10-11 a.m. | Allyson Duffin
April 8-May 13 | Kennedy Rec Complex

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
P01 Sa 9-10 a.m. | Allyson Duffin
April 4-May 16 | Kennedy Rec Complex
• NOTE: No class 4/11.
P02 M 5-6 p.m. | Allyson Duffin
April 6-May 11 | Kennedy Rec Complex
P03 W 9-10 a.m. | Allyson Duffin
April 8-May 13 | Kennedy Rec Complex
P04 W 11 a.m.-noon | Allyson Duffin
April 8-May 13 | Kennedy Rec Complex

 
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