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Fairfax County Public Schools to Close Grass Fields This Weekend

From FCPS Outreach:

All Fairfax County public schools will be open for activities on Saturday, September 10, and Sunday, September 11, except for grass athletic fields, which will be closed for use.  Artificial turf fields can be used.

USTA US Open Wild Card Playoff

USTA US Open Wild Card Playoff

From Steve Pratt:

 

College Park, Md—Madison Keys tried not to think about her “match in progress” status before she went to bed Thursday night, but admitted it wasn’t easy.

 

US Open Wildcard Playoff Features Local Stars

US Open Wildcard Playoff Features Local Stars

From the Tennis Center at College Park:

 

COLLEGE PARK, MD – Three of the four local players in the US Open Wildcard Playoffs, who are competing for main draw singles wildcards into the men’s and women’s draws at the 2011 US Open, have a unique home court advantage when play opens today at 3 pm at the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC), 5200 Paint Branch Parkway.

 

Workout For Free At Washington Sports Club

Workout For Free At Washington Sports Club

 

With temperatures in the area expecting to soar in the high 90’s and 100's once again this week, Washington Sports Clubs is encouraging Washingtonians to take their workouts indoors to escape the heat. Clubs citywide will open their doors to the public for free workouts every time the thermometer hits 90 degrees through August.

Beginning this month you can work out for free in any WSC facility on days where the temperature tops 90 degrees.

Work Out For Free at Washington Sports Club

Work Out For Free at Washington Sports Club

The following was sent to us by Staci Bloom:

 

With temperatures in the  area expecting to soar in the high 90’s and 100's once again this week, Washington Sports Clubs is encouraging Washingtonians to take their workouts indoors to escape the heat. Clubs citywide will open their doors to the public for free workouts every time the thermometer hits 90 degrees through August. 

Beginning this month you can work out for free in any WSC facility on days where the temperature tops 90 degrees.

FXCO park board to consider limiting 'walk-on' field use

FXCO park board to consider limiting 'walk-on' field use

People who use Fairfax County athletic fields on a casual basis are encouraged to come to a Park Authority Board hearing July 13 on a proposal to limit the number of “walk-ons” from 40 to 20. That includes spectators, as well as players.

If the rule change passes, people who like to play pick-up soccer games and can’t join regular leagues would find themselves virtually shut out of county fields. And that’s not fair, when our country parks are supposed to be available to the public.