Sports for the Summertime

A range of summer programs, from tennis and basketball clinics to crafts and games, sailing classes, and free swim lessons offered through the East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation Department, will get underway next week. 

Parents looking to keep their young ones busy and entertained during the workday have town-run options at the Montauk School and the Springs Youth Building, where programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Monday through Aug. 24. 

Children in kindergarten through age 12 can join in crafts and games sessions in the morning, afternoon, or both in Springs and Montauk. Morning sessions run from 9 to 12:30; afternoons from 12:30 to 4. The cost is $100 per week for a half day, $150 for two siblings, and $200 for three. Advance registration is required and can be completed at the Parks and Recreation Department behind Town Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. 

Free swimming instruction for children 4 and older will be offered at various town beaches throughout the summer. Havens Beach in Sag Harbor is the site of the first two-week session, starting on Monday. Children can be registered at the beach at 10 a.m. They have been asked to take swim goggles and water shoes. 

Also on the water, the first of the town’s two-week summer sailing lessons will begin on Monday at Fresh Pond in Amagansett for ages 12 and up. Class days will be Monday through next Thursday and July 2, 3, and 5, either from 9 a.m. to noon or from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $225, and registration is also at the Parks and Rec Department.

Tennis and basketball clinics will be offered at the Youth Park on Abraham’s Path starting on Monday and continuing through August. For tennis, clinics will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. for second and third grade and from 7 to 8 p.m. for sixth grade and up. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, tennis will be from 6 to 7 p.m. for kindergarten and first grade and 7 to 8 p.m. for fourth and fifth grades. 

Basketball clinics will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. for kindergarten and first grade and from 6 to 8 p.m. for fourth and fifth grades. Basketball clinics will be on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. for second and third grades and from 6 to 8 p.m. for sixth grade and up. The cost is $45 per session, also payable at the Parks and Recreation Department.