Adult Programs

CPR & First Aid Classes 

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION FA/CPR/AED- COACHES CERTIFICATION.  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.Time: 5:00pm-10:00pm

Dates Available:  
  Tuesday, April 25th,
  Monday, May 8, 
  Tuesday, June 6, 
  Thursday, June 22, 
  Thursday, July 6,
Monday, July 24
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Required Pre-Season Coaches Clinic

Date to be determined refer to website for dates.  Location: 31 Arbor Way.  Time: 7pm-9pm. 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 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 Co-Ed Volleyball (Informal Program)

Day: Wednesday Evenings, Starts week of September 14th, 2016, Ages: 18 and up, Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm, Location: Ellington Middle School, Fee: $25 Resident/ $30 Non-Resident


Day: Thursday Evenings, Starts week of September 29th, 2016, Ages: 18 and up, Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm, Location: Ellington Middle School. Fee: $25 Resident / $30 Non-Resident


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.  Projected Dates: September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 18, 25; November 1, 15.  Pre-registration is required at the Recreation Office, 31 Arbor Way. Eligibility: Adults 18 years of age and over. Bring: water, snack, and sunscreen, bug spray and wear proper footwear!



Adult Competitive Basketball

Day: Thursdays, Date: Begins November 3rd, Time: 7:15pm-9:30pm, Ages: 18 and Up, Location: Windermere or Ellington Middle Schools, Team Fee TBD, No Activenet Registration separate Roster Form to be submitted to Recreation Director Bob Tedford for more information Email:

ADULT CO-ED INDOOR SOCCER                                              


  Day: Wednesdays, Date: Starting December 7th, Ages: 18 and Up, Time: 7:30pm-9:30pm, Location: Crystal Lake School, Fee: $20 Resident/ $25 Non-Resident

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.

Ginny's Fitness

 Instructor: Ginny Hogan, Email.  Day: Mondays & Wednesdays, Start Date: week of September 12th, Ages: 18 and up, Time: 6:00pm-7:15pm, Location: Center School, Fee: $40 Pre-Paid Punch card/ 8 classes or $7 walk-in fee.  Are you looking for a supportive exercise group and an instructor who cares about your results?  Look no further than Ginny Hogan’s Fitness for Longevity. Join a group of motivated women for workouts that are fun, varied, appropriately challenging, and effective. Workouts incudes strength training. Cardio, balance, and stretching and are custom designed for all levels.  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.


NYSCA Coaches Clinic

 Softball, soccer, and football coaches: This is an online program for all recreation coaches. $25

Officials Wanted

Anyone interested in becoming a youth basketball official or a certified youth lacrosse official please complete and submit an application along with a calendar of your availability to the Parks and Recreation Department, 31 Arbor Way. Applications are available at the Parks and Recreation Department Office or on the website.  Youth Basketball Officials cover games for boys and girls in the following grades: 3rd and 4th; 5th and 6th; 7th and 8th; and 9th through 12th. Youth Lacrosse Officials cover games for boys and girls in the following grades: 3rd and 4th; 5th and 6th; 7th and 8th. If you have any questions, please contact Bob Tedford, Parks and Recreation Director at 860-870-3118 or Email


An informal Pickleball program will be available, both outdoors (while the weather is supportive!) and indoors @ the Windermere School. 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. To register and/or show interest, please your phone and mailing address or call 860- 870-3118. Register online through Activenet.  Fee: $5.00.   

Zumba® Fitness

Instructors: Tressa Giordano & Joanne Britton, Days: Tuesday & Thursday Evenings, Ages: 16 and up, Starts week of September 6th, 2016, Time: 7:30pm-8:30pm, 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! Each class is designed to bring people together to sweat it on. We take the “work” out of workout, by mixing low intensity and high intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie burning dance fitness party. A total workout, combining all elements of fitness-cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Instructors contact: and  Please view Class Descriptions.  


Instructor: Paul Ward, Day: Thursdays, Ages 16 years and up, Location: 375 Hartford Turnpike RT 30 Vernon

Session 6: April 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 7: June 1, 8, 15, 22
Session 8: June 29; July 6, 13, 27
Session 9: Aug. 3, 10, 24, 31
Time: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm, Fee: $42 per session 


Ellington’s Own Ultimate Frisbee is on!

Come join one of America’s fastest growing sports! This is a field sport similar to soccer except played with a Frisbee. Ultimate Frisbee is a great way to get in shape and have fun. Open to residents of all surrounding towns. Pre-registration is required through Activenet. For more information visit: or Email Karl Neubecker: ksneubec@gmail.comNO FEE, Mondays and Fridays: 5:30pm-Dark, Beginning: September 9th, 2016, High School Age to Adult, Location: Windermere School 2, Abbott Road, Ellington, CT

Golf Lessons (Adults and Children)

Instructor: Jeff Wadsworth
Location: Ellington Golf Center Rte. 83
Day: Saturdays
Fee: $65.00 per session

Session 1- April 1, 8, 15, and 22
11:00 am -12:00 pm Women’s Class
Code: 2017.GOLFW
12:00 pm -1:00 pm Coed Class
Code: 2017.GOLFCED
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Youth Ages 6-9
Code: 2017.GOLF69
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Youth Ages10-13
Code: 2017.GOLF1013

Session 2- May 2, 9, 16, and 23
Days: Tuesdays
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Youth Ages 6-9
Code: 2017.GOLF692
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Youth Ages 10-13
Code: 2017.GOLF10132

Session 3- May 4, 11, 18, and 25
Days: Thursdays
6:00 pm -7:00 pm Woman’s Class
Code: 2017.GOLFW3
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Coed Class
Code: 2017.GOLFCED3

 If interest warrants and gymnasium space becomes available, adult women’s informal basketball and adult indoor soccer (weeknights) may be offered on a limited basis. Contact with your contact information and program of interest.

Adult Tennis Lessons (Outdoor)

Instructor: Rich Willis , Day: Tuesday evenings
Dates: Session G April 18, 25; May 2, 9 .
Time: 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm , Location: Schwartz Park
Code: Tennis. OutdoorG , Fee: $40

Dates: Session H May 16, 23, 30; June 6
Time: 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
Location: Schwartz Park
Code: Tennis. OutdoorH
Fee: $40 


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Adult Cardio Tennis (Outdoor)

Instructor: Rich Willis
Day: Saturday mornings
Dates: April 15, 22, 29 and May 6
Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am
Location: Schwartz Park

Community Gardens (Batz Property)

97 Shenipsit Street

A limited number of garden plots will be offered with the projected parcel being 25’ x 25’, to be used for growing plants for non-commercial use. Water is not available on site. The fee is $20 per plot (one per family) with a $15 deposit to be returned pending satisfactory fall cleanup. Please contact the Recreation Office for more information.


Coming soon: The Ellington Recreation Department is exploring the implementation of a Children’s Garden at Batz Community Garden. We hope to provide a place to learn about the joys and benefits of gardening, with hands-on opportunities – and to have fun! The Children’s Garden will provide a safe place to experience nature, discover the cycles of life and provide motivation to try fresh fruits and vegetables while encouraging a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Please check the Recreation Department website for further details.



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