Leagues & Camps

We offer several sports related opportunities throughout the year for children and adults.

We also off a full service Sports and Fitness Center for the community. Visit the Sports & Fitness Center page for more information. 


“It’s Not a Tournament” – March Pickleball Challenge

Date: Saturday, March 9

Mixed Doubles Event
$20 per pair, sign up together **

Two age divisions (players must register for the age division of the younger player):

  • Over 50 – 7:30 am-Noon
  • Under 50 – Noon-4:30 pm

REGISTRATION:
Registration opens February 28 and closes March 7 or when the age division fills. Up to 16 teams can register per division.

  • This event is designed to be an opportunity to play some great pickleball without a typical tournament format.
  • There will be no giveaways and no prizes. We will identify the top teams based on records but will not playoff to a single champion.
  • Teams will be matched up randomly, and will play at least 4 matches as long as time allows.
  • Four matches will be played at a time so some teams will be waiting during each round.
  • Matches will be best 2 out of 3 games, with the first two games played to 11, win by 2. Third game tie breaks will be rally scoring to 15 (once a team’s score is 12, the team only scores on their serve). If we get too far behind, we will only play 6 rounds to allow us to finish on time – guaranteeing 3 matches per team.

*We will allow two women to play together, but you will be competing against mixed pairs. There will not be special consideration when match-ups are made. Men’s pairs will not be allowed to play together.

**Single players may email Vicki Potts at and request to be matched up with other singles if all team spots do not fill.

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Pickleball Classes - March - april 2024

We are offering another round of Pickleball classes for beginners through intermediate/advanced players. Cost is $25 per person.

Beginner and Intermediate players will meet on Mondays and Intermediate and Advanced players will meet on Thursdays.

  • Beginner and Intermediate Class - 1-3:00pm – March 18, 25, April 1, 8 
    Choose Beginner and Intermediate on Mondays if you have never played and want to learn the basics including rules, scoring, and fundamentals OR if you have taken a class but are still working on consistent shots and getting familiar with game play.
  • Intermediate and Advanced Class - 1:00-3:00pm – March 21, 28, April 4, 11
    Choose Intermediate and Advanced on Thursdays if you have experience playing, have developed a consistent game, and want to learn better techniques and strategies for playing the game. If you have taken an intermediate class before, choose this one!

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CO-ED INDOOR PICKLEBALL OPEN PLAY

Select Friday nights (and one Thursday) in March from 6:00-8:30 p.m. (The specific dates will be Friday, March 1, Friday, March 8, Thursday March 14, Friday, March 22.)

If you are a member of the fitness center, there is no cost to play. If you are not a member, a $5 court fee will apply. Everyone is welcome to play regardless of skill level. Children under 15 must be gym member or buy a pass and be accompanied by and playing with a parent.

Depending on numbers, a paddle rack system will be in place for helping players get in line to play and to rotate between courts. When numbers and skill levels necessitate, a challenge court will be set up for advanced players only.


2024 Girls Volleyball League: 

Registration opens February 18. Deadline is Saturday, April 6.

The league is open to girls in 3rd - 6th grade based on the player's current grade in school. There will be one division for all players unless numbers make two divisions more appropriate. Fee includes:

  • shirt and shorts
  • 5 practices and 4 games plus a one day tournament.
  • (No spandex allowed at practices or games unless covered by shorts.)

EVALUATIONS
One day of evaluations will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2:30 - 6:30 pm (come and go). Players who do not attend the evaluation will be placed on a waitlist if there is one.

PRACTICES AND GAMES
Practices will be held on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings beginning April 13.

Games will be played on Monday evenings beginning April 22 and finishing May 13, with a one day tournament on May 18. A brief devotional will be shared at each practice and game.

REGISTRATION
Cost is $75 per player. Deadline is Saturday, April 6.

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2024 men's basketball league

Games and Tournament: April 11  –  May 16

Where:  First Baptist Forney Gym | Thursday nights from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Cost: $60 per person includes jersey, games and tournament

Deadline to register: March 3 until March 22

The season will consist of Thursday evening regular season games between April 11 and May 16 and a single elimination tournament on May 17 and 18.

  • Players must be 16 by April 11 to play. 
  • Each player must attend First Baptist Church Forney in person for worship or Bible study at least twice in April and once in May to be eligible to play. [A player who fails to attend twice in April will be disqualified to play in May and will not receive a refund. A player who does not attend in May will be disqualified to play in the tournament.] Attendance will be reported to the league director prior to games each week.
  • Players will register and pay individually. Teams will be formed by the league director and a small group of advisors. 

Games will be officiated by certified high school referees. The league is a combination of good competition and great fellowship. 

Players are not guaranteed a spot unless you have paid. Deadline is March 22. Registration will close at 6:00 p.m. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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PRAISE 'N MOTION weekly classes

Now registering for weekly classes:

  • Offering Tap, Jazz and Ballet
  • Mondays from mid August 2023 to May 2024

REGISTRATION 

For ages 2 1/2 to 2nd grade.

Classes are led by Melanie Rodgers, Director. Email for registration details.

Praise His name with dance…Psalm 149:3

Click to email for registration 


Adult CoEd Volleyball League

2023 Registration is now closed.

Cost is $10 per player. Must be 16 years old to play.

Requirements to Play:

  • Every player in the league must attend First Baptist Church Forney for worship, Bible study, or Prayer Service at least twice between June 1 and July 9 to remain eligible for the tournament. 
  • Sign up as part of a team or as an individual to be placed on a team. We are committed to helping unconnected people get on a team.
  • The First Baptist Forney Sports Ministry would like this league to be a useful outreach tool for our church members. We encourage church members on each team to work toward inviting one or two prospects who do not have a church home to be part of their team. The captain and at least 1other member of each team must be members of First Baptist Church Forney.
  • Maximum of 12 on a roster.
  • Format is 6-on-6 CO-ED Each team must have at least 3 females on the court when playing 6 players or at least 2 females if playing only 5 players.

Game Dates: (Subject to Change) June 19, 22, 26, 29, July 2, 10 (6:00-10:00pm)

Tournament: Thursday and Friday, July 13 - 14.
Game and Tournament Dates may change depending on the number of teams that register.


2023 summer volleyball Camps

Registration is now closed!

First Baptist Forney Sports and Fitness Center will host 2 weeks of volleyball camps this summer to give students who are entering 3rd - 9th grades a chance to improve their skills. The camps will be led by high school volleyball coach Ray Kramer.

CAMP DATES:

  • JULY 17-20: Entering grades 6th-9th

Camps are Monday - Thursday, 9:30am - Noon

If you have any questions regarding the volleyball camps, please call the church at 972-564-3357, ext. 214.

REGISTRATION:
Cost is $100 per player. 


Pastors Masters

Tenison Park - Tenison Glen Course

Friday, May 5, 2023

Registration is now closed.

This is a great opportunity for your Bible Study Class and to invite some non-members to play with you. 

  • Registration and warm-up begins at 7:00 a.m.
  • 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start 
  • 4 person scramble
  • Senior division (60+) and Open division
  • Price: $75pp - Includes golf cart, driving range and lunch

Deadline to register was Sunday, April 30.