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Players wanted

The St. Mary’s County Tennis Association SMCTA is seeking men and women for its tri-level leagues that begin in early October and conclude in late November. For more information, call USTA League Coordinator Virginia King at 410-610-6907 or email

Supporting Friends

Friends of Ripple Inc. will hold its fourth Annual 5K Run/Walk for Fun on Oct. 13 at the Harry Lundeberg School of Seamanship, 45353 Saint George’s Avenue in Piney Point.

Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to come out, race and help support Friends of Ripple Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to the St. Mary’s Adult Medical Day Care Inc. and The Friends of Ripple Center.

Registration will begin at 7 a.m. and the race will start at 8 a.m. Participants who sign up onsite will be charged $25 per person or $35 per family. Family teams must include two or more adults or children under 18. Participants can register for $20 at or call 301-373-6515.

Rugby players wanted

Patuxent River Rugby Club is looking for new men’s and women’s players.

For more information, go to or call 877-806-7775.

Athletics tryouts

The Southern Maryland Athletics 13-U travel baseball team will hold tryouts at Patuxent High School in Lusby from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 and 20.

The Athletics are currently seeking veteran baseball players who are 13 and won't turn 14 until after May 1, 2013.

For more information or if you would like to try out but can't attend those dates or would like a private tryout, email Shayne Erdolino at or call 240-561-6068.

Tide baseball tryouts

The Chesapeake Tide, an 8-U and 9-U travel baseball team, will hold tryouts through the fall and winter for players in the Southern Maryland area. Players cannot turn 9 or 10 years of age by May 1, 2013, depending on the team. The team has an indoor training facility. For more information, call Butch Britton at 410-586-9400.

Basketball meetings

St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks will hold a meeting for adult ladies interested in playing in a basketball league at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Leonard Hall Recreation Center in Leonardtown.

Players must be 18 years of age and older and anyone interested should attend.

A meeting for an adult 18-and-up basketball league will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Leonard Hall Recreation Center in Leonardtown.

Anyone interested in entering a team or getting on a team should attend. Games will be played on Sundays.

For more information on these leagues, call Kenny Sothoron at 301-475-4200 ext 1830.

Softball players wanted

The 16-U Southern Maryland Velocity softball team is looking for a couple of experienced players to fill out its 2012-13 roster. For more information, go to, email or call 240-346-1322.

Soccer training

Gretton Goalkeeping will conduct weekly small group and personal training for youth soccer goalkeepers and field players throughout the Southern Maryland area for the fall season through the week of Nov. 12.

For more information, email, call 301-643-8992 or go to

Futsal players wanted

The Calverton Futsal League is looking for players for its winter season, which will take place Saturdays and Sundays from December to February at The Calverton School in Huntingtown.

The cost is $70 per player until Nov. 19. After that date, there is a $20 late fee.

For more information or for coaches to register teams and single players, email

Baseball camp

St. Mary’s College of Maryland will host a six-week baseball camp starting Jan. 6 with St. Mary’s head baseball coach Lew Jenkins directing the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.

Classes are available for players in grades 1 to 12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning.

The cost is as low as $99 for six weeks with proceeds to benefit amateur baseball in St. Mary’s City.

For more information, go to or call 866-622-4487.