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Recreation Update

Summer has begun here in Tellico Village. Your Recreation Department has been hard at work to provide property owners with a unique recreation experience. I’m going to take some time to discuss some upcoming offerings and events within our recreation department that are coming to you this summer, as well as some recent improvements that have been made to our recreation facilities.

Now that the weather is warmer, water classes are being offered in the outdoor pools. Aqua Power began on June 5th in the Chota Pool and it will continue occurring every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m. during June, July, and August. Kahite Water Exercise is already underway in the Kahite outdoor pool on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:15 a.m.

The Recreation Department has also been working on making our facilities more visually appealing and replacing old equipment. At Chota Recreation Center, the racquetball courts have been re-sanded and re-painted, the tennis court fences have been repaired and painted, and a new sauna has been installed. At Kahite Fitness Center, there are two replacement treadmills, a new smith machine, as well as a new band station. The fitness center also received a new paint job.

The Wellness Center has had some recent improvements as well. New cardio equipment was approved to be purchased and install is being scheduled. The clay tennis courts were laser graded and shade was added around that specific area. The parking lot and road were also re-sealed. Thanks to Public Works for their efforts on many of these projects.

When it comes to trails, Recreation Director, Simon Bradbury, and his crew recently completed a half-mile trail at the Wellness Center named the “Chain Gang Break” in honor of the men from Kahite that come to the main Village each week to build trails. A mile of power line trail from the Community Church towards Toqua was recently completed, and several volunteers completed over a mile of trail in Toqua.

New to paddle boarding and kayaking? No problem. Simon is offering a new kayak and paddleboard program at Tugaloo Beach. Kayak 101 and Paddleboard 101 classes occur every Friday at no charge to recreation members. In July, they will also be offering several Thursday morning kayak reservation sessions. This is a great opportunity to take up a new sport, as well as taking advantage of all that the lake has to offer.

If you are interested in taking these classes, would like to learn more about them, or would like to volunteer your time in trail building, contact Chota Recreation Center at 865-458-6779 or the Wellness Center at 865-458-7070.

Source: TVPOA Tell-E-Gram, PDF Here

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