Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

There's Badminton Play at Yates Family YMCA

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

There's Badminton Play at Yates Family YMCA

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Byline: Wesley Mitchell

The Yates Family YMCA continues to bring variation in activities, and on Thursdays and Sundays the Jacksonville Badminton Club participates in fun games.

On Thursdays, play begins around 7 p.m., and on Sunday afternoons it's from 2-6 p.m. The YMCA offers fun and free ways to play badminton, with a six-week skills camp for anyone interested. The cost to play badminton is $20/month for nonmembers and $10/month for YMCA members.

The first three weeks the YMCA will provide equipment, but after that trial is up, players will need to provide their own.

To find out more information about Badminton at the Yates YMCA, call 355-1436.

Registration for PAL

The Jacksonville Police Athletic League begins a seven-week registration process for its basketball league, from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the 2165 W. 33rd St. and 3450 Monument Road locations.

The league costs $40, and uniforms will have an additional cost. Some requirements to play in this league are simple. Youths/students must obtain a 2.0 GPA, or they will be asked to have a tutor during the season, and they must bring a birth certificate on the day they register.

Two age groups are offered in the league, with the upper division being ages 8-16 and the lower division ages 5-7. To sign up for the league or ask questions, call Jennifer Robinson at 355-3308, ext 14.

Return to Jacksonville

San Jose resident Taylor Morgan, the 2007 Times-Union girls tennis player of the year and Bolles and four-time individual state champion, competed in the 2008 UNF Fall Invitational in Jacksonville last week.

Morgan's Samford University Bulldogs fared decently in the tournament, but she won just a couple of matches in the tournament and did not place. Morgan was the Freshman of the Year in 2008 in the Ohio Valley Conference, as she won the conference at both No. …

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