Carson Valley Days Walk, Jog, Run Saturday |

Carson Valley Days Walk, Jog, Run Saturday

Staff Reports

The ninth annual Carson Valley Days Walk, Jog, Run 5K will be held Saturday through Gardnerville and Minden.

Participants will start at 8:15 a.m. from the corner of Highway 395 and Waterloo Lane (across from Walgreens) and follow a 5K (3.1 miles) route along the highway — which will be closed to automobile traffic prior to the start of the Carson Valley Days parade. The finish line is at Lampe Park.

Last year’s event attracted a turnout of 126 walkers, joggers and runners.

Pre-registration is $30 for adults 18-and-over and $10 for youth under-18. Race Day Registration is $40 for adults and $15 for youth under 18.

Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to help organize teen summer workshops.

Call 782-8611 or e-mail for information.

Carson Valley Days basketball

The Carson Valley Days 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is Saturday, hosted by the Douglas County Community Center and MEFIYI Foundation.

A fun competition for basketball enthusiasts from ages 8 to 40-and-over, the tournament serves as an additional family attraction during Carson Valley Days. Play is scheduled to begin after the Carson Valley Days Parade.

Boys and girls divisions include ages 8-12, 13-15, 16-18, under 40, as well as 40-and-over. Players may play in two or more divisions.

Call 782-5500, ext. 1, or email for information.

Summer volleyball slated

A summer schedule of volleyball events begins Sunday when the eighth annual Carson Valley Days Grass Volleyball Tournament is held at Lampe Park.

Three adult divisions and three youth divisions are set for the tournament. Registration will open at 8 a.m. and play starts at 9.

Adult divisions include men’s, women’s and coed, while the youth divisions are “open” fifth-sixth grade, seventh-eighth grade and high school. The cost is $60 for adult teams and $30 for youth teams. Players must be 16 years of age or older to play in the adult divisions.

Contact Scott Doerr at the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department at or 782-9828, or Dan Hannah at for information.

Hannah and Rick Jenkins are instructors for a series of summer skills clinics at the Douglas County Community & Senior Center on July 18-21 and Aug. 1-4 for students in fourth through eighth grades.

Sessions are designed to teach fundamental, advanced skills and “love of the game.” Group instruction includes drills, video, on-court personal training and matches.

Registration is open to girls and boys. The cost is $50 for beginning level clinics from 8-10 a.m., $75 for sixth-seventh grade competitive level clinics from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and $75 for eighth grade competitive classes from 1-3 p.m.

Zephyr Cove tennis event set

Random partners will face unknown opponents at the Zephyr Cove Tennis Club’s inaugural Hump Day tennis soiree next Wednesday.

This monthly round robin doubles is a “light-hearted, casual night of tennis” for adults of all ability levels.

Play starts at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for club members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for spectators (meal only). Membership is $80 for the year. First-time members who sign-up that night get to play at this Hump Day for free.

Visit for membership information.

Participants are encouraged to bring a side dish or dessert, as well as beverage of choice for the barbecue.

No advance sign-up is required.

Zephyr Cove Tennis Club is located on Warrior Way off Highway 50 in Zephyr Cove.