S'port Port boasts premier indoor soccer facilities, including a full-size field for learning, practicing, and playing games of soccer's accelerated indoor cousin. The six-week women's indoor soccer clinic for beginners arms burgeoning footballers with the tools to shoot, pass, trap, cross, and dribble in a friendly and competitive team environment of 12–14 contenders. Along with enabling players to attain skills in a new sport, playing indoor soccer provides potential slide-tackling machines with great workouts sans the monotony of routine gym visits, tired treadmill excursions, and old-hat tree-uprooting exercises. Indoor soccer’s quick turf and playable walls make for a sprightly, fast-paced game that allows players to make zippy passes, rebound missed shots, and score with reckless abandon.
Sifu James Carinio of Tiger On The Red garnered tutelage from 10th-degree black-belt Grand Master Johnny Lee, and shares his 20 years of explorations with eager pupils. Although it provides training for adults in sparring, traditional Chinese weaponry, and Chinese exercise ball juggling, the pride of Tiger On The Red is found in its Tiny Tigers program for children ages 5 to 8. Customers can take an unlimited number of classes, which emphasize family, honor, and respect as well as basic kung-fu techniques, over three months. Like competitive toe wrestlers, students get a uniform to wear and are expected to consistently adhere to the rules of conduct.
Diamond Bowl, a refreshing fusion of bowling alley and robust restaurant, serves as a hangout for pin-battering rollers hungry for lane-thundering action and thirsty for food. Games ($5) on Diamond’s eight lanes keep hook-happy fingers limber, and shoes ($3) safeguard feet from toe-stomping sore losers. Follow up your fourth turkey with tangible foodstuffs from Diamond's full menu, such as the blackened-salmon sandwich on a kaiser roll ($7.99), the well-rounded bowling burger ($7.49), or the crispy chicken-tender salad ($8.99). Serious contenders can take a break from finger calisthenics to enroll in one of Diamond Bowl's leagues, and casual players can pair their match play with drinks from Diamond’s fully stocked bar, or they can watch a less phalange-intensive sport on one of nine crystalline HD TVs. Hourly games are also available.
Kids as young as aged 10 can splatter their friends with paint pellets at Splat Zone Paintball.Two fields invite friendly competition, including the fast-paced Graveyard field and the expansive 6-acre woodsball field, peppered with natural and manmade bunkers for players to duck behind or play house inside.
Designed with the input of former US Ryder Cup team captain and 1983 PGA Championship winner Hal Sutton, Olde Oaks Golf Club’s 27-hole golf course weaves through 34 acres of wooded terrain teeming with ponds and streams. All three 18-hole combinations span more than 7,000 yards from the farthest tees, though the course’s open fairways offer plenty of space for golfers to unsheathe their driver or airdrop golf balls from remote-control helicopters. Though all three nine-hole layouts showcase plenty of natural hazards that add challenge to rounds, the Cypress and Meadow courses prominently feature ponds and streams, including difficult forced carries on both Meadow’s seventh and eight holes and Cypress’s fourth.
Before rounds, golfers can warm up at Olde Oaks Golf Club’s recently revamped driving range and head to The Grille at Olde Oaks after the round’s final putt and strut to enjoy the social trappings of a full-service bar, burgers, and two televisions.
Course at a Glance: * 27-hole course designed with collaboration of former US Ryder Cup captain Hal Sutton * Nine-hole Oak measures 3,622 yards from the farthest tees * Nine-hole Cypress measures 3,638 yards from the farthest tees * Nine-hole Meadow measures 3,681 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating range of 75 to 75.2 from the farthest tees (Cypress and Oak 18 features lowest rating) * Slope range of 136 to 143 from the farthest tees * Five tee options available
Meadow Lake Golf Club's serene and well-groomed greens and fairways have challenged golfers of all skill levels with a formidable variety of shots since 1959. Commandeer a golf cart with wedges, drivers, and brassies in tow as you cruise past lagoons and suspiciously realistic rubber duckies along Meadow Lake's lush par 72 course, which flaunts a tree-lined front and a more spacious fairway on the back nine. With four par 3 holes and 10 par 4s, Meadow Lake elicits precision performances at each level, similar to Mario and Luigi. Call ahead to reserve your tee time and avoid crowds of misdirected crumpets.