Athletics: 401 S. 8th Street, Wilmington

Andrea Talley,Recreation Supervisor  910.343.3682

Morrell Fox,   Recreation Coordinator  910.341.0057

The Athletics section provides opportunities for participation in team and individual sports including leagues, classes, special events and tournaments for youth and adults.

Programs Offered include:

  • Youth basketball Leagues
  • T-ball League
  • Junior Officials Program - Call 341.0057 for more information.
  • Open Gym
  • Camps
  • Special Events
  • Tennis Clinics

Now registering for the Fall:

FREE Basketball Clinics  Registration Form  Register Online
MLK Center, 401 S. 8th St. Wilmington

- Sat. Sept 21    10 am - 10:30 am  (ages 7-10)
- Sat. Sept. 21   11 am - 11:30 am  (ages 11-15)
- Mon. Oct. 14   5:30 pm - 7 pm   (ages 7-10)
- Mon.  Oct. 21  5:30 pm - 7 pm   (ages 11-15)

6u Basketball League   Registration Form    Register Online
Ages:  4-6 • Cost:  $15 
MLK Center, 401 S. 8th St, Wilmington
September 24 - November 13
Deadline: Sept. 16  Time:  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm or 6:30 pm -7:30 pm
Games & practices will be held on Tues. or Wed. evenings.  (Parents will choose a preferred night).   

basketball kid 6/under

Intro to Beach Volleyball  
Flyer    Registration Form    Register Online

Ages: 7/up  Cost:  $35( fee assistance available) 
 Fee Assistance Application
Note: you will pay at Capt'n Bill's on the first day of program.
September 23 - October 21 (Mondays 5-6 pm)
Location:  Cap'n Bill's Backyard Grill
Participants will learn and develop basic volleyball skills such as passing, setting, hitting, and serving  in a fun, non-competitive environment. 


9U and 12U Basketball Leagues

Registration Period -  September 16 - November 1
Cost:  $35    Flyer   Registration Form   Register Online

- Evaluations 9U  are on November 4
- Evaluations 12U are on November 5

Games will be on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays.
First game is in December.

Questions?  Call 341.0057 or 343.3682


Collaborative Programs 

Field & Facility Rentals 

Please call 343.3682 or email if you have questions.

Rained Out

Sign up to receive Text alerts or emails informing you of condition of athletic fields or courts. Note the city does not charge for this service. 

Open Gym @ MLK Community Center

MLK Community Center is located at 401 S. 8th Street in Wilmington.  Gym hours are subject to change due to evening programs. Call ahead to 910.341.7866 to assure gym is open to public.  Cost:  Free

Adult Open Gym (18/up)
Mondays & Fridays 
10 a.m. -12 p.m.

Youth Open Gym 17/under
Monday – Friday  
3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Open Gym - Adults with Disabilities
Wed. 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Senior Basketball

Tuesdays & Thursdays
10 a.m. – 12 noon

Senior Pickleball
Mondays & Fridays
12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

NOTE: Gym hours are subject to change due to evening programs. Please call 341.7866
ahead to ensure gym will be open to public.

COST: Free