Sports in Fruitvale


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  • East Bay Bicycle Coalition
    To increase the number of safe cyclists with bikes meeting the state's night-riding requirements, the EBBC plans to give away and install bike lights at the August 4 screening of Ratatouille, a part of the waterfront summer movie series at Jack London Square. The EBBC encourages attendees to bike to the event so they can take advantage of the opportunity to equip their bikes for a safe, visible ride home that night after the screening. Secure bike parking will be provided at the event.
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    3301 E 12th St
    Oakland, CA US
  • Pump It Up Oakland
    Pump It Up of Oakland's indoor inflatable arenas launch socked striplings into the air with a plethora of kid-friendly bounce pads. Staffers supervise fun-filled visits, during which adult counterparts leap around with their kids through gargantuan bounce houses, skip down air-filled slides, and slither like snakes covered in bacon grease through an inflated obstacle course. The colorful venue also hosts custom birthday parties and private team parties, each themed to please the partygoers in question. These soirees immerse children in a schedule of interactive activities befitting a pirate or a superhero while melting off youthful energy faster than ice cubes thrown into a running DVD player. The birthday boy or girl even gets to blow out the candles on their cake seated in their blow-up throne. Occasionally, the staffers switch off the lights, arming the roomful of players with glow sticks and bracelets as they navigate the air-cushioned obstaclescape. Relying on the staffers' vigilant, watchful eyes, guardians can rest assured that their charges will stay safe, and each piece of the inflatable playground is held to the floor and ceiling by a complex series of anchors installed according to strict safety standards.
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    2500 Embarcadero, Suite A
    Oakland, CA US
  • Lightning's Boxing Club Oakland
    Though he won two consecutive Golden Glove titles and had an undefeated amateur record, Kris "Lightning" Lopez didn't get his first professional fight until he was 30, much later than many boxers. He had always dreamed of becoming a fighter, but lacked the structured environment and role model to keep him on that path as a young man. Today, he gives aspiring fighters the guidance and training that he missed out on at his 10,000-square-foot gym, Lightning's Boxing Club. The staff show the same level of commitment to casual members just looking to get in shape during group and individual lessons. Students improve their physical conditioning and strength using both the sweet science and the gym's selection of free weights, heavy bags, and other exercise equipment.
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    1017 22nd Avenue
    Oakland, CA US
  • Afterguard Sailing Academy
    Sailing out of Central Basin in Oakland or Treasure Island, Afterguard Sailing Academy's Intro to Sailing courses are a great way to get a taste of the passion held by so many people across the world. For more in-depth instruction, multi-day courses are available, giving participants the chance to learn some of the knots, lingo, and practices. Thanks to the academy's team of seasoned captains, tours are only one way to experience sailing's thrills. Their instructors also teach comprehensive American Sailing Association certification courses, which aim to transition ordinary passengers to crew members and skippers for more independent sailing adventures of all types. As students progress, instructors teach more advanced lessons, such as bay basics and ocean sailing. Aside from these lessons, the captains also run a nonprofit sailing academy for youth.
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    1853 Embarcadero
    Oakland, CA US
  • Subpar Miniature Golf
    While idly discussing the prospect of creating a miniature-golf course festooned with elaborate art installations, Michael Taft realized that he couldn?t think of a single putt-putt course in the Bay Area. Fast-forwarding to his retirement plan of owning a small business, Taft snapped up an abandoned video store and enlisted artistic friends and local craftspeople to make his dream a reality. Subpar Miniature Golf?s map of handcrafted holes has players putting their way through Bay Area landmarks, including an Altamont Pass windmill and the Golden Gate Bridge, tricked out with loop-the-loops. A sprawling, painted mural wraps its way around the room, depicting scenes of NoCal life and tricking gullible coyotes into trying to sprint through the walls. Subpar Miniature Golf?s ever-growing arcade area keeps button-smashers busy with vintage pinball machines and a pair of air-hockey tables, contributing to Taft's dream of turning the space into a family institution and community fixture. As he told the San Francisco Chronicle, "Every once in a while, you'll hear a giant cheer in the back by a group that sunk a (great) putt. It makes me feel really good, like 'We did that. That's us.'"
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    1511 Park St.
    Alameda, CA US
  • D2 Tennis
    Denton Desquitado of D2 Tennis doesn't just teach his students how to play tennis, he teaches them how to become good people. An elite, USPTA-certified instructor and former collegiate athlete (The College of William & Mary), Desquitado coaches youngsters and adults alike to not only think about their forehand but also about their future. During lessons at Mills College, he teaches tennis fundamentals and bestows younger students with academic and leadership principles, hoping to nurture top-notch student-athletes who will be well-positioned to get into the nation's most prestigious colleges.
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    22 Eagle Rd
    Oakland, CA US

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