Many singles clubs favor a high degree of structure, with regularly scheduled meetings, annual membership dues and strict bylaws. But Athletic Singles is, according to spokesman Bob Brodie, "not a formal, organized group with an official membership or a charter or rules or any of that."
The club's name has the advantage of being self-explanatory: Athletic Singles' primary activities are tennis, volleyball and bicycling. The most popular (and structured) of those are the tennis games, which are played at 7 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Dana Hills Tennis Club, at 32646 Street of the Golden Lantern, Dana Point. The $3.50 cost covers tennis balls and three hours of court time. The volleyball games are usually played on Sunday afternoons, although the site "changes from week to week," Brodie said.
Occasionally, Athletic Singles schedules non-athletic events such as picnics, parties and game nights. Most who participate in the group's activities live in the area bounded by Dana Point and Lake Forest, although some come from as far as San Clemente and Cypress. For more information, call Brodie at 770-4013.
Seminar (1801 Building F, Parkcourt Place, Suite 201, Santa Ana, 7 p.m., 547-9078). "To Go Our Separate Ways," a free seminar, will focus on the choices married women should consider before deciding to separate. Call for reservations and more information.
Video Dating Orientation (Singles Connection, 2751 E. Chapman Ave., Suite 101, Fullerton, 7 p.m., 680-DATE). Free introduction to video dating. Also Sunday at 4 p.m. Call for more information.
Happy Hour (Wednesday Night Clu for Singles, Sampan, 420 S. Brookhurst Ave., Anaheim, 5:30 p.m., 534-2120). Evening includes dancing, hors d'oeuvres and door prizes. Singles 25 and older are wlcome. $3.
Workshop (Singles Connection, 2751 E. Chapman Ave., Suite 101, Fullerton, 7:30 p.m., 680-DATE). Topic is "The Assertive Single." Cost is $5 for non-members, free for members. Call for more information.
Discussion (People Helping People / Divorce Support Group, Lutheran Church meeting room, 9812 Hamilton Ave., Huntington Beach, 7:30 p.m., 777-1050). $5. Call for more information.
People-Sampling House Party (Man-Woman Institute, 3357 Bent Twig Lane, Diamond Bar, 8 p.m., 969-1776). Evening includes refreshments and professionally led get-acquainted activities. Adults 25 to 55 are welcome. Cost is $13. Call for more information.
Orientation (Parents Without Partners, Huntington Beach, 7:30 p.m., 536-5815). Orientation for single parents will be followed by a house party at 9 p.m. Call for details and directions.
Social (Advanced Degrees Ltd., Bat Yahm Hall, 1011 Camelback St., Newport Beach, 8 p.m., 818-880-0736). Gathering of single professionals with advanced degrees. Call for more information.
St. Patrick's Day Dance (Newport-Irvine Parents Without Partners, Harvard Community Clubhouse, Walnut and Harvard streets, Irvine, 8 p.m., 549-1135). Evening includes refreshments, dancing to a live band and "pot of gold drawing." All singles are welcome. Cost is $3 for members, $5 for others. Call for directions and more information.
House Party (Chaytor's Social Club, 8 p.m., 996-1185). Evening includes wine, beer, snacks and dancing. Singles 21 to 55 are welcome. Cost is $5 for members, $7 for guests. Call for directions and reservations.
Mixer (Placentia, 7:30 p.m., 524-9406). "Rap-Mixer-Playshop" will be led by Ruth Porte. Cost is $3. Call for more information.
Sailing (Video Encounters, Laguna Hills, 768-6000). Event will take place in San Diego. Call for reservations and more information.
Active Singles (Bobby McGee's Conglomeration, 200 S. State College Blvd., Brea, 2 p.m., 542-1726). Group sponsors free dances to Big Band records the fourth Sunday of each month. Singles 45 and older are welcome. Call for more information.
Adventures In Growing (Positive Christian Singles, Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove, 7:15 p.m., 971-4070). Small group discussion of issues relevant to singles. Tuesdays. Group also meets for lectures and discussion Sundays at 11 a.m.
ARC (Assn. Rennaissance Creators, Costa Mesa, 540-5803). Group hosts private free house parties first Wednesday and Saturday of every month, Sunday brunches, live-band dances and other social events for singles of all ages. Call for recording of coming events.
Athletic Singles (Dana Point, 770-4013). Activities include tennis on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. and volleyball on Sunday afternoons. All ages. Call for locations of events.
Balboa Ski Club (Foxfire Restaurant, Anaheim Hills, 8 p.m., 996-3898). This chapter of the Balboa Ski club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Call for directions and details.
Big Orange Sailing Singles Society (Newport Beach, 646-4005). Group goes sailing on "luxury sailboats" every Saturday and Sunday. Call for details.