Adult Programs

CPR & First Aid Classes 

Location:  31 Arbor Way   Fee: NA
The Recreation Department has two certified AED/First Aid/CPR Instructors Allison Breen & Kristen Wasielewski on staff. New classes have been scheduled that will allow all Ellington coaches, athletic officials, program instructors, and staff of Ellington Recreation sponsored sports and activities to get certified. Please understand that each coach is required to complete this training. Only six coaches are allowed per class. You are required to stay the entire time in order to receive your certification. Any questions please email
Dates & Times Available:
Monday, August 27, 2018, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, October 11, 2018, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, October 22, 2018, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ellington Hiking Club

This group takes a hike every Tuesday, a new site each week, and site notification is made the Monday prior (via email). Meet at Arbor Park Tuesday mornings at 9 am. Bring water, snack, sunscreen, and bug spray; wear proper footwear.
Pre-registration is required at the Recreation Office, 31 Arbor Way. 
Eligibility: Adults (18 years of age and over.)

Cross-Country Ski Lessons/ Clinic

Weather and snow permitting, the Recreation Department will offer cross-country ski lessons and a local cross-country course for Ellington residents.  A pre-season clinic will be offered during winter months as weather permits, which will cover the following aspects: safety, type/style of skis, snowshoes, and instruction on how to enjoy cross-country skiing.  If interested in being contacted with a firm date and time for the clinic, please call the Recreation Office at (860) 870-3118.

Required Pre-Season Coaches CliniC

Date to be determined refer to website for dates
Location: 31 Arbor Way
Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
The Recreation Department, in an attempt to provide support services to all Town of Ellington Coaches, has designed a pre-season coaches clinic that will discuss the very important aspects of coaching today’s youth.  Please visit our website for more details about the topics that will be covered at Head Coaches, as well as assistant coaches, are expected to pre-register by emailing: 
Bob Tedford:  or Mary Bartley: 

 Adult Men’s Informal Basketball

Monday Evenings @ Windermere School
September 10, 2018 through June 3, 2019
Age: OVER 30   ~ Time: 5:30 pm -7:15 pm
Age: UNDER 30 ~ Time: 7:15 pm -9:00 pm
Program schedule follows the Ellington Public School Calendar
Fees:  $20 Resident/ $35 Non- Resident (Non-Resident registration will not be open until resident registrations have been completed and space availability is determined.)

Adult Co-ed Volleyball (Informal Program)

Day: Wednesday Evenings
September 12, 2018 through April 24, 2019
Ages: 18 and up
Time: 7:30 pm-9:00 pm
Location: Ellington Middle School
Fee: $25 Resident/$30 Non-Resident 

Adult Men’s Volleyball (Informal Program)

Day: Mondays Evenings
September  17, 24; Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29; Nov. 12,19 (January through March dates, times, and locations will vary pending gym availability).                         
Ages: 18 and up
Time: 7:30 pm-9:15 pm
Location: Ellington Middle School                                            Fee: $25 Resident/$30 Non-Resident

Pre-registration is required in order to notify of specific program date, time, and location changes.

 Adult CO-ED Badminton (Informal Program)

Day: Thursdays - Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1, 8
(Dec. 2018 - March 2019 dates/times TBD as gym space permits).
Ages 18 and up
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Pre-registration required in order to notify of specific dates. 
Location: Windermere School
Fee: $25 Residents/$30 Non-residents
Code: 0016-BDM18


Adult Tennis Lessons (Indoor)

Instructor: Rich Willis
Day: Wednesdays and Fridays
Dates: March 7, 9, 14 and 16
Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Location: Crystal Lake School
Fee: $40
Code: Tennis.Indoor37

Adult Tennis Lessons (Outdoor)

Instructor: Rich Willis
Day: Wednesday evenings
Dates: September 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Schwartz Park
Fee: $35
Code: Tennis.A118
                REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 10, 2018

Adult Cardio Tennis (Outdoor)

Instructor: Rich Willis
Day: Wednesday evenings
Dates: September 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Location: Schwartz Park
Fee: $35
Code: CARDIO.18
                REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 15, 2018 



Pickleball is a cross between tennis, badminton, and ping pong. Players use oversized ping pong paddles and a wiffle ball that moves slower than a tennis ball. The game is played on a badminton-size court that is divided by a 34-inch high net and the size of the court makes playing the game easier for baby-boomers and active seniors. Pickleball can be played as a singles or doubles game. Register online through Activenet. 
Fee: $5.00 
Dates & Times: Tuesdays, 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Location: Windermere School

Adult Co-Ed Softball

Interested in playing adult co-ed softball in Town?  Skill level and prior experience does not matter. Contact Bob Tedford at 860-870-3118 or email:

Adult Wiffle Ball League

Please contact either Erik Knickerbocker at or
There will be (5) players on the field at one time. The league will use rules and field dimensions constructed be the EWBL.  This program is for Adults ages 18 and older, co-ed program.

Ellington’s Ultimate Frisbee

Ultimate Frisbee, a field sport similar to soccer except played with a Frisbee.  Pre-registration is required through the Activenet registration system. (NO FEE) Open to residents of all surrounding towns.  For more information Contact Karl Neubecker at or visit

Mondays and Fridays: 6:00 pm-Dark
Location: Windermere School, 2 Abbott Rd., Ellington
Ages: High School to Adult, Co-ed



Ginny’s Fitness for Longevity
Instructor: Ginny Hogan
Day: Mondays & Wednesdays
Start Date: September 10  
Ages: 18 and up
Time: 6:00 pm-7:15 pm
Location: Center School
Fee: $40 Pre-Paid Punch card/ 8 classes or $7 walk-in fee
Email: or call 860-463-3238.  
Programs are open to residents and non-residents. All you need is an exercise mat, water bottle, foam roller and sense of fun. Classes will follow the Ellington Public Schools calendar.  No classes when school is closed.  


Instructors: Tressa Giordano & Joanne Britton
Days: Tuesday & Thursday Evenings
Ages: 16 and up
Time: 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Location: Ellington Senior Center 40 Maple Street
Fee: $40 for a Pre-Paid Punch Card/8 classes available at location site or $8 Walk-in fee
Classes will follow the Ellington Public School Calendar. No classes on vacation or school cancellation days. Perfect for everybody and every body! 
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