Beach Cities Sports: Beach tennis, beach volleyball, bodysurfing, running and more
Beach Volleyball: Manhattan Beach native Alix Klineman and her partner April Ross continued to excel on the sand, capturing their third title on the AVP tour with a victory at the AVP Gold Series Championships in Chicago. The duo swept top-seeded Sara Hughes and Summer Ross 25-23, 21-16. In the men’s final, second-seeded Taylor Crabb (Redondo Beach) and Jake Gibb beat 9th ranked Tim Bomgren and Chaim Shalk 21-14, 21-17 for the title.
Bodysurfing: The Gillis Beach Bodysurfing Association placed third in the team competition at the World Bodysurfing Championships in Oceanside. Age division winners included: Joel Gitelson (Men’s 65+), John Shearer (Men’s 55-64), Danny Ender (Men’s 35-44) and Carly Rogers (Women’s 30-44).
Fundraising: The fourth annual “Row for a Reason” will be held Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7-8 at Body One Fitness, 201 Herondo St. in Redondo Beach. The event begins at 4 p.m. Friday, raising funds for Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach. Each $50 donation ensures a half hour time slot. To register visit rowforareason.org. For more information contact Lori Moore at Lori@CancerSupportRedondoBeach.org, (310) 376-3550 or call (310) 379-5425.
Beach Tennis: The Beach Tennis Association (BTA) holds its Indian Summer tournament Sept. 15-16 in Hermosa Beach. Winners will compete in the BTA US Championship Nov. 3-4 in Hermosa Beach. A Beginner Class will be held Monday evenings 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 13 – Sept. 3. For more information, contact Donny Young (310) 753-2834 or visit beachtennisassociation.net.
Volleyball: The United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) is holding registration for the 2018 fall program in Hermosa Beach. Boys and girls ages 7-15 have the opportunity to learn and play volleyball in an eight-week, coed developmental league. The league runs Sept. 10 through Oct. 29 at South Park. Practices for the league will be held on Mondays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and games on Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Registration is available online at usyvl.org and includes a volleyball, t-shirt, and end of season participation award.
Basketball: The Dave Miller Basketball Academy is offering a unique basketball experience for young players across the South Bay, using the same drills and terminology that Miller taught in the NBA, college, high school and with elite youth teams. Goals worked on are physical, mental, and emotional. Open to boys and girls ages 6-12, training is held Sunday evenings at Aviation Sports Complex. (424) 200-0697.
Running: The 41st running of the Manhattan Beach 10k takes place on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 a.m. Founded in 1978 by a group of local runners, the race continues to be a partnership between the City of Manhattan Beach and the Race Committee. The non-profit race benefits various health and fitness enhancements to the recreation facilities of local schools and parks, along with scholarships to Manhattan Beach high school seniors. For more information or to register, visit mb10k.com.
Lifesaving: The United States Surf Lifesaving Association announced the U.S. National Team that will be competing in the World Championships in Adelaide, Australia this November. Representing the LA County Surf Lifesaving Association will be Renae Jackson and Jenna Solberg on the female team and Tim Burdiak on the men’s. Making the female youth team are Sydney Brouwer and Katelyn Nimsky with Danny Gonzalez named to the male squad.