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Specialty Sports

Champaign Park District offers a wide variety of specialty sports including pickleball, fencing, disc golf, and more! We also host a variety of camps and clinics throughout the community.

Youth Specialty Sports


Ages 8-15

En Garde! Looking for something more than just the same old sport camp? Add some excitement to your summer vacation with the Cavalier Fencing Camps. We have a variety of camp experiences for the beginner and the more experienced youth fencer. Fencers will spend the week playing games and learning footwork, blade technique, tactics, and the principles of competitive fencing—in short, everything you need to know about the sport! Fencers should come dressed to work hard in loose clothing (no denim jeans) and tennis shoes. All fencing equipment is provided.


This camp will introduce all the basics of fencing to boys and girls ages 8-12.  Learn to move your feet and your blade just like the pirates in the movies. We will teach you everything you need to know about foil fencing and play lots of fun fencing games to improve your skills and stamina. On the last day of camp, we’ll have a fun tournament to show off your new skills.


Boys and girls with previous fencing experience can refine their technique at this week long camp. Those who have participated in another fencing camp or in one of the Point’s Cavalier classes are welcome to attend. We’ll play fun and competitive games to refine your skills and introduce you to saber and epee fencing as well. On the last day of camp we will have a friendly tournament to show off your new skills.


Beg. Fencing | 8-12 | June 12-16 | M-F | June 6

Beg. Fencing | 8-12 | July 10-14 | M-F | June 27

Adv. Fencing | 11-15 | July 17-21 | M-F | July 4

Time: 8:30a-12p
Location: The Point Fencing Club & School, 401 N. Vine, Urbana
Fee (R/NR): $145/$195
Questions: justice.miller@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3984

Adult Specialty Sports


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Ages 16+
Learn the basics of this great lifetime sport from Master Coach Michael Vitoux in a fun, introductory mini-camp. Adults will learn footwork, blade technique, tactics, and principles of fencing. Come ready to work hard, dressed in loose clothing (no jeans), and tennis shoes. All fencing equipment is provided. Tournament on last day!

Date: July 14 – 16, 2023
Time: Friday, 6:30-8:30p; Saturday: 9:30a-1:30p; Sunday, 1:30-4:30p
Fee (R/NR): $120/$170
Deadline: July 4
Location: The Point Fencing Club and School, 401 N. Vine St, Urbana
Instructor: Point Fencing Club Cavalier Staff
Questions: justice.miller@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3984



Ages 13+
Leonhard Rec Center will have open-play pickleball starting in August. Join the fun and become a member of LRC to play pickleball for free! Sessions subject to change/cancel due to gym reservations or scheduled programming. Open gym schedule is posted every two weeks on CPD website.

Day: Monday-Friday, Year Round
Time: 9a-12p
Location: Leonhard Recreation Center
Fee (R/NR): Free for Leonhard Recreation Center Members or buy a day pass for $6/$9 (R/NR).
Questions: justice.miller@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3984


Ages 18+
Beat the heat at the Champaign Park District Pickleball Tournament this May! Housed at our new outdoor Pickleball Complex, each session will have a maximum of 16 teams in a Round Robin Tournament style format. Recreation-based, non-sanctioned. Times will be based on number of registrant


Friday, May 19

3.0 | Men’s Doubles
3.0 | Women’s Doubles
3.5 | Mixed Doubles

Saturday, May 20

3.5 | Men’s Doubles
3.5 | Women’s Doubles
4.0+ | Mixed Doubles

Sunday, May 21

4.0+ | Men’s Doubles
4.0+ | Women’s Doubles
3.0 | Mixed Doubles

Ball: Franklin X40
Includes: Tournament Towel
Deadline: May 5
Location: Outdoor Pickleball Complex, 2203 W. John St.
Fee (R/NR): $40 per player/per event
Registration: Register at pickleballtournaments.com >>
Questions: justice.miller@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3984

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