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Sports and Recreation

Sports & Recreation

Adult Sports League

Adult Gymnastics is for both men and women 16 years and older from beginners to experienced gymnasts. The first part of the class consists of practicing a series of gymnastics skills as a group on our spring floor – you can practice at your own pace. The second part of class is open gym where you can practice skills on different pieces of equipment, including uneven, parallel, or high bar; beam; vault; rings; and pommel horse. Instructors are available for coaching and spotting skills.

Sportsmanship and teamwork always emphasized. Check with the front desk today to see what’s going on now!

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Rock Climbing

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Tennis in Arlington, VA

The player is able to consistently serve and return, and have good control over moderate shots. Classes concentrate on continuing to practice skills, footwork and strategy. Focus is on more control.

The player will work to become more efficient and effective through playing drills and games. You will learn the forehand and backhand approach shot and the overhand stroke. Player is more consistent at returning shots, but lacks power and control.

This class is for players who have played tennis and want to be reintroduced to the game. Classes will focus on building stroke mechanics, court awareness, and strategies for singles and doubles play.

Are you ready for some heart pumping action? This class is a combination of drill and game- based themes designed to burn calories and reach players’ optimal heart rate zone.

The student is an experienced player, but needs drills and strategy and wants to refine strokes. The class will concentrate on hitting deep in court, placement of serve and return. Work with more difficult shots.


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Tennis in Montgomery County

At the Y, tennis offers the perfect combination of getting active, healthy and social while enjoying a sport that you can play throughout your life. In addition, tennis builds self-esteem and optimism; teaches teamwork; improves motor control, and provides great aerobic and anaerobic fitness.

The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington is proud to partner with the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) to give youth and adults from all walks of life access to world-class tennis instruction. Beginner, intermediate and advanced players of all ages are welcome to learn (and love) tennis at the Y through an array of innovative programs and services led by JTCC professionals. Please select your branch location below to learn more.

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Martial Arts

Capoeira, Ju-Jitsu, Kung Fu, Shotokan Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tai Chi

Discover the unique movement of Capoeira, a Brazilian dance mixed with martial arts, acrobatics and music. Through this class, students will learn basic corporal techniques of Capoeira including acrobatics, defense and attack movements. This is a great class if you are looking to improve your stamina, gain confidence and power, and learn about a new culture.

Jujitsu is the Japanese martial art of unarmed self-defense. Learn practical and effective defensive skills in a safe, family-friendly environment.

Learn discipline and self defense through traditional Chinese Kung Fu.

Martial arts as a form of self-defense, philosophy and physical conditioning with an emphasis on reflex development, timing, eye-hand coordination, balance and a sense of well-being. These martial arts classes teach the basic stances, covers, kicks, and punches of Kenpo and Shotokan Karate. Benefits of karate include strength, flexibility, self-confidence, concentration, self-awareness, improved physical fitness, and more. Beginners welcome.

Tae Kwon Do combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, and in some cases meditation and philosophy.

Tai Chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. To do tai chi, you perform a series of postures or movements in a slow, graceful manner. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.

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