Looking for ways to get involved in local sports in Napa Valley? Here are some suggestions of recreations opportunities available in the area:
Casual Tennis Napa
Connect with other tennis players – casual, non-competitive, rally, volley, scoreless, just for the fun of it.
Casual Tennis Napa meets at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Vintage High School courts next to the small gym. It also meets at 9 a.m. Tuesdays. For the Tuesday location, check postings on Casual Tennis Napa's Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Napa Valley Rugby Club
Anyone interested in playing or learning more about the game of rugby locally can come out to Kennedy Park in south Napa for casual touch rugby games every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. A barbecue follows. All ages and experience levels are welcome. For more information, call 732-6255, email email@example.com or find them on Facebook.
Napa Valley Cricket Club
This is a California nonprofit with the purpose of establishing and running an amateur cricket club in the Napa Valley to further the social enjoyment and development of cricket and associated events within the area. Formed in 2012 and now in its fifth season, the club welcomes adult players of all skill levels. More details can be found at napacricket.com.
Ohana Wa'a Outrigger Canoe Club
Friendly people will teach you how to be part of a paddling team, help you get a great workout for not only your arms but your upper leg muscles, and show you how to really enjoy the Napa River and other Bay Area waterways. If you're serious and have time on weekends, you might be asked to be on their traveling team. Visit www.ohanawaa.org for more information.
Silverado Archery Club
From March into July, this archery club holds 3-D shoots every Thursday at 4 p.m. at Skyline Park. The shoots cost $10 for members and $12 for non-members. An optional clout shoot at the world’s largest “waterpig,” made by Raglin 3-D, costs $5 for three shots; closest at the end wins half the pot. All-you-can-eat barbecue dinner and numerous homemade side dishes and desserts are available for $12 per person. Drinks are available for $1 each. An award is given to every seven shooters for the top places in each class who qualify with at least eight shoots out of the 16. Awards will be given away at the 2016 awards dinner. For more information, find them on Facebook, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-5280.
Napa Disc Golf Club
Ball and club are one in this version of golf, which this local club plays at Skyline Park. Disc golf also has shorter holes than the ball version, but much steeper hills. No carts are allowed, so it's truly a test of both fitness and your aim at a metal basket with a flying disc. But it's fun at Skyline, and the views are amazing. Visit the club's page on Facebook for more information.
The City of Napa Parks and Recreation Services Department offers a variety of adult sports programs for teams and individuals. Participants must be 18 or older to participate, and must sign a roster if participating in a team sport or a waiver if participating in a drop-in activity. Volleyball, slow pitch softball, basketball, open gym badminton, open gym basketball, and open gym volleyball are offered.
Three seasons of softball are played at the Kennedy Park Softball Complex and Napa Valley College softball field. Each season consists of six games, plus playoffs for the top four teams in each division. There are leagues for men, women, coed, and men age 50 and older. Games are played Sunday through Friday nights, the first one starting at 6:15 p.m. Each game lasts 70 minutes or seven innings, whichever comes first.
There are four seasons of volleyball at Las Flores Community Center, each with six games and playoffs for the top three or four teams. Matches are Tuesday or Thursday evenings starting at 6 p.m.
There are three seasons of adult basketball, each with six games and the top four teams in each division advancing to the playoffs. Games are at the Redwood Middle School Gym at 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Open gym basketball is at Redwood on Sundays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Players must be 18 or older. No more than 30 players are admitted any any given time.
For more information on softball, volleyball and basketball fees, deadlines, rules, and schedules, see www.teamsideline.com/napa Open gym volleyball is held Sundays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Las Flores Community Center. Two courts open to adults age 18 and older.
There are also adult classes for mixed martial arts and outdoors activities. Contact Greg Coleman at email@example.com or 257-9205.