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Wiffle ball steps up at Westchase Rec Center

TAMPA – It’s easy to look at wiffle ball as a game played outdoors at the family cookout. That’s how the game is usually played.

But the Westchase Recreation Center is stepping it up a bit. The center will start hosting intramural wiffle ball as part of its expansive summer program this year. Everyone ages 9-and-up can play and the games will feature an outfield wall along with carpets as bases.

About 30 kids participate in the Westchase wiffle ball program, said Assistant Director Maria Pirone.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun for the kids and adults, too,” Pirone said. “We are always looking for more players.”

Things are about to heat up at the center. There are already plenty of programs going on for adults and kids, but summer camps are about to begin. There is a full roster of events that will begin on June 16. The first registrations begin on May 5 at noon and can be done online for kids already registered in the afterschool program.

The program, Rec2Six works with kids through a combination of physical activity and nutritional education. The ages run from kindergarten through fifth-grade.

On May 7, there will be open registration starting at noon for anyone.

The facility has expanded quiet a bit recently, but there is still room for more activities. Coming soon are programs for seniors such as watercolor art, a walking club, a gift program, and additional classes for senior powerlifting, which has been a popular draw to the Rec Center.

The center is also looking for volunteers to teach and instruct line dancing classes from 1 – 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. There are also going to be chess classes for beginners and advanced players starting on Thursdays,

All activities take place at the Westchase Recreation Center at 9791 Westchase Drive. Call (813) 964-2948 for information.

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