An Exceedingly Sporty Weekend Is Looming

A number of sporting things are looming this weekend.

A number of sporting things are looming this weekend. 

First, tournaments for 10 through 16-year-olds are to be held on the Buckskill Tennis Club’s grass and Har-Tru courts tomorrow from 1 to 5 p.m. Also tomorrow:

• A professional squash exhibition matching the world’s 15th and 54th-ranked players, Mohamed Abouelghar and Mazen Hesham, is to be played as part of an event honoring Wally Glennon, at the Elmaleh-Stanton courts at the Southampton Recreation Center.

• Geoff Gehman (“The Kingdom of the Kid”) is to speak on the Major League Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemskis at the Bridgehampton Museum Archives building at 5 p.m., and the Artists and Writers pregame party will be held at the Schenck Fuels yard off Newtown Lane, East Hampton, from 7 to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, at 6 a.m., Paddlers 4 Humanity’s 18-mile paddle crossing to Block Island is to set off from Montauk Point. Lars Svanberg has said the six-hour crossing helps to underwrite Paddlers 4 Humanity’s charitable work here. 

• Also on Saturday, Artists and Writers Game events at East Hampton’s Herrick Park are to begin with a throw, bat, and run skills challenge for 5 through 11-year-olds at 10:30 a.m., followed by a home run derby at 11:30, and, from noon, batting practice, and The Game, at 2.

• At about that time, in Gardiner’s  Bay, the 48th ’Round Gardiner’s Island Race for sailboats from the South and North Forks is to get under way. Bill Lyons of the Devon Yacht Club, the host club, said more than 30 competitors are expected.

• Beginning at 5, there will be ocean swims to raise money for the East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad at Atlantic Avenue Beach in Amagansett. The one-miler is to begin at 5, the half-miler at 5:20, and the quarter-miler at 5:40. 

The swims are for those 7 and up. According to a flier, “The first swimmer in each distance will receive a really cool beach towel. Families are encouraged to bring food for an after-swim meal on the beach. . . . The ocean rescue squad is made up of volunteer Suffolk County-certified lifeguards who respond the year round to 911-dispatched emergencies in East Hampton Town.”

Sunday’s main event will be Ellen’s (5K) Run in Southampton, a benefit for breast cancer patient support services. “Runners, walkers, women, men, and children are welcome!” a flier says. The start-finish line is adjacent to Southampton Hospital’s Parrish Memorial Hall. The start time is 9 a.m.