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Hawaii tennis standout to hold clinic, classes

One of the most successful tennis players in Hawaii history is back in the islands and serving up clinics and classes next week to help raise money for the Moanalua High School Tennis Court Lights Project.

Rosie Vera Cruz Bareis, who won more than 100 matches in her University of Hawaii career, will have two adult clinics Sunday. The first is from 10 a.m. to noon and designed for players rated 4.0 and above. The second goes from noon to 2 p.m. and is for those rated 3.5 and below.

After that she will teach an advanced junior class, from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by an intermediate junior class, from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $25 per player.

Bareis also will lead hourlong cardio classes for adults Monday and juniors Wednesday, at a cost of $11. Both begin at 5 p.m.

She will also offer hourlong group lessons for $15 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (juniors only) beginning at 5 p.m.

Players must register to participate by e-mailing Moanalua Director of Tennis Kyle Kaneshiro ( For information, call Kaneshiro at 721-8367.

Youth lacrosse season coming up

Online registration for the 2011 Aloha Youth Lacrosse Association season is open at

The two-step process includes registering with US Lacrosse ($25 for youth, $35 for high school) and then with AYLA ($85/$110).

Practice begins in February, with the season running March through May. Games are played on Sundays at Kapiolani Park and Central Oahu Regional Park. The final preseason learn-to-play clinic begins at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at Kapiolani Park. On the web:

AccesSurf monthly beach day moved

Because of tomorrow’s holiday, AccesSurf’s monthly beach day at Kalaeloa has been moved to Jan. 8.

Volunteers should meet at 8 a.m. The session for participants is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

AccesSurf offers monthly adaptive surfing, shoreline flotation and swimming for persons with disabilities.

The next volunteer training session is Jan. 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific, 226 North Kuakini Street. On the web:

Roller derby tourney changes venue

The third SK808 Roller Derby Tournament has moved its Jan. 8 event from Pipeline Cafe to 222 Ahui Street.

The tournament is open to female skaters 18 and older who have passed the WFTDA minimum skills test. Registration is accepted until Wednesday for $45. Email to register. On the web:


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