Recreation Activities

Sports Signups & League Play 

Tavares Babe Ruth League
The City of Tavares offers youth baseball and softball for children ages 4-15 in both the spring and fall seasons.  League play is held at both our Woodlea Sports Complex and Fred Stover Sports Complex; additional games are also held in neighboring communities. 

REGISTRATION FEES: Fees for participation are $75 per child and birth certificates are required.

Games will start with our Opening Day Ceremony on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Fred Stover Sports Complex.  The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am with games beginning at noon.  the season will conclude with a Spring Fling Fun Day for all the kids and parents on Saturday, May 16th at Fred Stover Sports Complex.

Please download a copy of the Spring Season parent pack.  this parent pack will give you all the information needed to participate in the 2015 spring season.

For more information on league schedules and registration dates, please call the Tavares Recreation Department at (352) 742-6181, or visit the Tavares Babe Ruth League website.

Tavares Junior Tennis Program
Are you looking for something for your kids to do; that is fun, active, and where they will make new friends?

The Tavares Junior Tennis Program is for kids.  Using smaller rackets, easy to hit balls, and nets that fit their size, players will learn the game of tennis in fun and exciting new ways.

QUICKSTART (5 - 8 year olds) Monday 4:00-5:00pm - $48 per 4-week session
QUICKSTART (8 - 11 year olds) Monday 5:00-6:00pm - $48 per 4-week session

Professional instruction will be provided by PTR Certified, Diane Marti  Classes will be offered at Aesop's Park, located at 501 E. Caroline Street, Tavares, FL 32778.  For more information or to register, please call the Tavares Recreation Department at (352) 742-6181.

Tavares Adult Women's Competitive Softball League

The City of Tavares invites teams of women to compete in our summer softball league. Team entry fee is $250. Games are held on Wednesday nights at Fred Stover Complex in Tavares.

Teams or individuals that are interested, please contact the City of Tavares Recreation Department at (352) 742-6370.



Tavares Summer Camp Program

e Tavares Summer Camp is designed for children ages 5 - 10 and offered at the Ingraham Community Center.  Camp activities include swimming, roller skating, daily activities and special fields trips to exciting locations such as the Sky Zone, Jungle Zone, Pirates Dinner Adventure Show, Crayola Experience, RDV Sportsplex, local parks and playgrounds. 

Registration will begin on Monday, April 20 at 8:00am in the Tavares Parks & Recreation office located at 123 N. St. Clair Abrams Avenue, Tavares, FL 32778.  For more information, please download our Summer Camp Parent Information Packet or call the Recreation office at (352) 742-6370.

YOGA Body Sculpting Classes
Yoga Body Sculpting is for all body types, fitness levels and genders.  A unique blend of circuit sculpting, stretching, low impact cardio, and toning will create a different, exciting workout with each class session.

Classes are held on Monday evenings from 6pm - 7pm in the Civic Center (located behind the Tavares Public Library).  The fee is $5 per class.

You may register at the class or stop by the Tavares Recreation Department offices located at 123 N. St. Clair Abrams Avenue.  For more information, call (352) 742-6370.

Tavares Senior Shakedown
Please join the City of Tavares and our senior citizen community as we offer a fun, entertaining and energetic afternoon of dancing, karaoke, games and more!  Held on the first Monday of each month starting in October, this event is free to attend and sure to bring a smile to your face.
  • Monday, October 6
  • Monday, November 3
  • Monday, December 1
  • Monday, January 5
  • Monday, February 2
  • Monday, March 2
  • Monday, April 6
  • Monday, May 4
Try your hand with the karaoke machine, show-off your favorite dance moves, or just congregate with your friends.  Held at the Tavares Civic Center (located behind the Tavares Public Library) from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.  For additional information, call (352) 742-6370.

Community Recreational Opportunities

The Big House Sports Complex
Located at 1544 Lane Park Cutoff Road in Tavares, the Big House offers a variety of competitive and recreational sports opportunities.  From senior citizen days and adult nights, to before/after school care for your kids, there is something for everyone at the Big House.

The Big House features 9 maple wood basketball courts that convert into 16 volleyball courts for a variety of play.  They offer youth and adult leagues, clinics, camps and open play for all ranges of skill level.

To find out more information, or to register for one of their programs, please visit them at or call (352) 562-7878.

Tavares Youth Football League
The Tavares Youth Football League is a private, volunteer-based organization offering a football and cheerleading program for children ages 7-14.  They strive to enable young people to benefit from participation in team sports and activities in a safe and structured environment. Through this active participation, Tavares Youth Football (TYFL) programs teach fundamental values, skills and knowledge that young people will use throughout their lives.

TYFL seeks to provide fun athletic learning opportunities for children, while emphasizing the importance of academic success.  Specifically, TYFL seeks to familiarize players and spirit participants with the fundamentals of football. TYFL strives to inspire youth, regardless of race, creed or national origin, to practice the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship and physical fitness.

To learn more about the Tavares Youth Football League, please visit their website at or call Bud Hart at (352) 267-0541 or Doug Wise at (352) 537-0888.

Golden Triangle YMCA
The Golden Triangle YMCA is a local branch of the Central Florida YMCA.  Located at 1465 David Walker Road in Tavares, their purpose is to improve lives of all in Central Florida by connecting individual, families and communities with opportunities based on Christian values that strengthen Spirit, Mind and Body. 

Offering both youth and adult sports programs, group exercise classes, swimming facilities and open gym, the YMCA is the starting point for many youth to learn values like respect, honesty, caring, responsibility and faith, which make our leaders of tomorrow great.  At the Y, sports and recreational activities have a way of encouraging us to take on challenges. Friendly competition, lots of variety and a supportive environment means team sports and recreation is fun, and it makes for a healthier lifestyle.

To learn more about joining the YMCA or to register for one of their programs, visit their website at or call (352) 343-1144.
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