Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, beach tennis, running, volleyball and more

Volleyball: VIBE Volleyball Lab will be handing out free VIBE beach towels to those who book a lesson on Friday, Oct. 5. Classes offered by VIBE include Sports Performance (vertical speed & agility, core & stretch), Indoor Labs (passing & setting) and Beginners (boys and girls 12 & under). 110 Eucalyptus Drive, El Segundo.


National High School Coach of the Year Tommy Chaffins is having clinics starting up for beginning to intermediate boys and girls in 3rd through 8th grades. Clinics are held at Redondo Union High School on Mondays and/or Wednesdays 6:30-8:15 p.m. For more information visit


Beach Volleyball: Elite Beach Volleyball hosts Fall Ball Clinics on Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Oct. 30 from 4-6 p.m. at Marine Avenue in Manhattan Beach. Cost is $75 per clinic with discounts on five or more. Cost is $40. Visit for more information.


The Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame Committee is excited to announce the Class of 2018 – Jenny Johnson Jordan, Mike Lambert and Sean Scott. Also honored will be one of the most colorful and outspoken players to play the game, Steve Obradovich. The event is Saturday, Nov. 3 at the CBVA Beach Hall of Fame, 720 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach.  Doors open at 5 p.m. for a social hour. Ceremony starts and 7:00pm.


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.


Celebrating its 38th season, the Hermosa Beach Youth Basketball League is holding sign-ups and tryouts for its winter season. Open to boys and girls in kindergarten through 8th grade, mandatory tryouts will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 (boys) and Sunday, Oct. 14 (girls) at the Hermosa Beach Community Center Gym, 710 Pier Ave. Fees are $180 for first player in family, $165 for second and $150 for third (add $10 per player after Oct. 1). Registration available online only at For more information, including tryouts times, visit


Yoga: Yoga on the Octagon at the Redondo Beach Pier is free for all levels. Held Wednesdays 6 – 7 p.m., 500 Fisherman’s Wharf, Redondo Beach (west end of the pier behind Tony’s). Bring a yoga mat, towel and water.


Shade Hotel Redondo Beach offers free, all-level yoga on the Aquadeck, Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 a.m., weather permitting. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing. Mats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Shade Hotel, 655 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach. Call (310) 921-8940 to reserve your spot.


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

Beach Tennis: The Beach Tennis Association will be holding a Halloween Tournament at 14th Street and The Strand in Hermosa Beach Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 27-28 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Men’s and Women’s Doubles Advanced/over 40 and Open compete on Saturday followed by a Men’s/Women’s Doubles Round Robin Format (no partners needed) tournament on Sunday. On Nov. 3-4, the BTA US Championship will be held in Hermosa Beach. For more information and to register, visit


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Written by: Randy Angel

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