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Free Tennis Lessons For All Ages Through September

Tennis clubs around southern Nevada will be hosting free tennis lessons throughout the month of September for Tennis Month.

The lessons are being made possible by the Cities of Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Clark County. There are also several corporate partners.

To participate in the lessons, register at ustanevada.com/getmainscreen.event or call (702) 792-8384. When people register, they will get a certificate for a free clinic and a free loaner racquet at the nearest facility. No experience is necessary and all ages are eligible.

Kids 10 and under who register get a free one-year USTA junior membership, a value of $19. The membership allows gets to participate in USTA-sanctioned leagues and tournaments.

The following tennis and country clubs are participating:

Henderson Hosting Two Bike Fairs

Henderson Hosting Two Bike Fairs

The city of Henderson is hosting two bike fairs this month as part of its effort to be named a Bicycle Friendly Community.

The first fair will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Black Mountain Recreation Center, 599 Greenway Road.

The second will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 South Green Valley Parkway.

At the fairs, residents will learn how to safely ride their bikes, the top places to ride a bicycle in the city and the amenities offered by the city, the Henderson Police Department, the Regional Transportation Commission and the Clark County School District.

The city is looking to earn the title of Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. It would be the first community in the southern Nevada to earn the designation.

Holiday Hours and Closures for Memorial Day

Holiday Hours and Closures for Memorial Day

 

Hours will vary throughout Henderson’s municipal and recreational facilities on Memorial Day.

Henderson City Hall, Henderson Convention Center and Henderson Municipal Court will be closed. Police, fire and emergency services will work regular schedules.

Holiday hours and closures of recreation facilities are as follows:

  • Black Mountain Recreation Center, 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 6 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Henderson Multigenerational Center, 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Heritage Park Senior Facility, 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sports Office, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Recreation facilities closed on May 27

  • Downtown Recreation Center
  • Downtown Senior Center
  • Silver Springs Recreation Center
  • Valley View Recreation Center
  • Whitney Ranch Recreation Center

Pool hours on May 27

Open 5 a.m. – 6 p.m.

World's Largest Swimming Lesson Hopes to Break World Record

World's Largest Swimming Lesson Hopes to Break World Record

 

As the temperature heats up in southern Nevada, more children will head to the pool and city officials want them to be prepared.

The city of Henderson is taking part in the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson at 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at all of its pools. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson is a worldwide event designed to highlight the importance of children’s swimming lessons.

The event also marks an annual attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest swimming lesson. The current record was set during the 2012 World’s Largest Swimming Lesson with 24,873 participants representing 15 countries. This year, more than 25,000 children on five continents are expected to participate.

All city pools will offer a free swimming lesson to any child who visits on the day of the event. Pools include:

BMX Star Laguna to Appear at Bike Swap Event

BMX Star Laguna to Appear at Bike Swap Event

 

Henderson’s bike swap event will feature a special guest this year: local professional BMX rider Ricardo Laguna.

Laguna will appear at the city’s inaugural Bicycle Swap & Rally, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Cornerstone Park, 1600 Wigwam Parkway. Admission is free.

Laguna will make an appearance at 12:30 p.m. to meet and greet participants and to discuss bike safety, including the importance of wearing a helmet. He also will talk about becoming a BMX rider and discuss his best tricks.

On the BMX circuit since 2003, Laguna has won many international BMX events around the world. He also has an MTV reality show “The Ricardo Laguna Project.”  

Henderson Outlines Closures for Presidents Day Holiday

Henderson Outlines Closures for Presidents Day Holiday

 

The City of Henderson has announced what offices will be closed for the upcoming Presidents Day holiday.

Henderson City Hall and Municipal Court will be closed Monday, February 18. All online payments will be available.

Fire and emergency services will not be interrupted.

The holiday hours and closures for recreation and other city facilities are as follows:

Open 5 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Henderson City Hours for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Henderson City Hours for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 

Henderson City Hall and Municipal Court will be closed Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

All online payment services will be available. Residents may also report problems or share a comment any day or hour using Contact Henderson, available at cityofhenderson.com.

Holiday hours and closures of recreation and other city of Henderson facilities are as follows:

Open 5 a.m. - 6 p.m.

  • Black Mountain Recreation Center
  • Henderson Multigenerational Center
  • Henderson Multigenerational Competition Pool
  • Henderson Multigenerational Indoor Pool
  • Heritage Park Aquatic Complex
  • Heritage Park Senior Facility
  • Whitney Ranch Aquatic Complex

Open 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.