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.
Bowers Museum's Singles for the Arts (Bowers Museum, 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, 7 p.m., 972-1900). Group meets the first Tuesday of each month. $3 for Bowers Museum Foundation members; $6 for others.
California Community College Singles Travel (1355 Coral Drive, Laguna Beach, 497-3621). Travel programs for single travelers. Call for trip schedules.
Cartiers Singles Club (Costa Mesa, 641-3987). Group sponsors a variety of events, including happy hours and dances, throughout the month. Phone for schedule and more information.
Catholic Alumni Club (209 Wellesley Lane, Costa Mesa, 957-0125). Group offers a variety of social and recreational activities for single professionals ages 23-40. Call for more information and complimentary issue of newsletter.
Club Conejo Magico (Acapulco Restaurant, Costa Mesa, 4:30 p.m., 642-5586).The group, a travel and social club specializing in moderately priced weekend trips, meets for a happy hour the first and third Tuesday of each month. Call for more information and directions.
Club Select (P.O. Box 5792, Newport Beach, 92662). Group sponsors a variety of events, including parties, brunches, sailing. Write for more information.
Creative Adventure Club (1366-I Logan Ave., Costa Mesa, 545-5888). Group sponsors a variety of travel and recreational activities, including trips to Baja, board sailing, sailing, scuba diving, hot-air balloon rides, barbecues and weekend camping trips.
Dance Club (American-International Dance Club, 2488 Harbor Blvd., No. 2C, Costa Mesa, 650-3048). Group hosts a variety of dances, dance-related activities and parties. Call for schedule and further information.
Dance Club (2515 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, 7:30 p.m., 494-0593). Country Western, cha-cha, swing, tango, disco, aerobic and ballroom dancing. Instruction included. Call for prices. Tuesdays and Fridays.
Dance Lovers Only (Kings Table Lounge, Westminster Lanes, 6471 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, 7 p.m., 530-4476). Group offers dance lessons each Tuesday at 7 p.m., with dancing at 8:30. Adults 18 and older are welcome. $2.
Harbor Singers (Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Costa Mesa, 494-8119). Group meets each Tuesday. Anyone who enjoys singing and can carry a tune is welcome. Call for more information.
Interaction Group (Fun Loving Individuals Relating Together, FLIRT, Church of Religious Science, 2205 Main St., Seacliff Village, Huntington Beach, 7 p.m., 969-1331). Discussion of issues relevant to singles from New Thought perspectives. All ages. Call for information about other activities. Sundays.
International Folk Dancing (Santa Ana College Women's Gym, Dance Studio, 9 p.m., 892-5306). Dances of many countries are taught. Group meets each Friday. $2. Call for more information.
In Transition (OASIS, Corona del Mar, 3 to 5 p.m., 494-2025). Support group for widowed men and women. Call for directions and details. Thursdays.
Koala Singles (Santa Ana, 680-5834). Group has brunches and mixers for never married, divorced and widowed singles each Sunday. Call for more information.
Learning Activity (300 S. Harbor Blvd., Suite 801, Anaheim, 535-8001). Group offers various classes, activities and "funshop presentations." Call for schedules and more information.
Lifelines (Laguna Federal Savings & Loan Community Room, 24301 Paseo de Valencia, Laguna Hills, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., 494-2025). Support group for widowed men and women. Call for details. Tuesdays.
Meadowlark Social Club (16782 Graham Ave., Huntington Beach, 7 p.m., 213-493-7162). Group offers beginning and intermediate instruction in swing dances, followed by social dancing at 9 p.m. Admission is $2; class is an additional $2. Wednesdays. Call for more information.
The Meeting Place (Valhalla Room, Ambrosia, 695 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 855-2347). Group hosts a Happy Hour the first Wednesday of each month and a social the third Friday of each month. Adults 25 and older are welcome. Call for more information.
Miss Angie's Singles Dance Club (Anaheim Bowl, 1925 W. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, 8:30 p.m., 774-4710). Dancing to the Frank Amoss Trio. All ages are welcome. Fridays. Call for more information.
Not So Single (802 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, 538-2373). Group holds weekly Bible studies and also other regular activities such as volleyball. Call for more information.
Orange Coast Catholic Singles (Fullerton, 838-1437). Social club for widows, widowers and the divorced who are 45 and older and have Christian backgrounds. Call for more information.
Outdoor Singles (P.O. Box 10094, Anaheim, Calif., 92802). Group sponsors a variety of activities for singles in their 20s and 30s. Send self-addressed envelope for schedule and further information.
Parents Without Partners (Huntington Beach Chapter, 7:30 p.m., 531-6413). Group has a free orientation the first and third Tuesday of each month. Call for directions and more information.
Parents Without Partners (Irvine-Newport Chapter, Irvine, 8 p.m., 549-1135). Newcomers' orientation followed by coffee and conversation. Call for directions. Tuesdays.
Positive Christian Singles (12141 Lewis St., Garden Grove, 7 p.m., 971-4070). Group holds a lecture-discussion relevant to growth of the single adult. Tuesdays. Also, Bible study and fellowship each Sunday at 11:15 a.m.
Prime of Life Singles (Huntington Beach, 840-4569). Group sponsors a variety of dining and other activities. Call for current schedule.
Record Hop (Singles Set Dance Club, King's Table, 6471 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, 8 to 11 p.m., 530-4476). Dance lesson at 7 p.m.; tango, swing, cha-cha, etc. at 8. Phone for more information.
Singles Connection (2751 E. Chapman Ave., Suite 101, Fullerton, 680-DATE). Group has orientations Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 4:30 p.m. Call for details.
Singles Dance Club (Phoenix Club, 1566 Douglass Road, Anaheim, 9 p.m. to midnight, 634-8246 or 213- 865-2553). Dancing to live Big Band music. Mondays and Thursdays. $2.50.
Singles Fellowship (Beginning Again, 21804 Lake Vista, El Toro, 7:30 p.m., 770-7893). Group meets for social and Christian support. Tuesdays.
Singles Group (First Presbyterian Church of Orange, 191 N. Orange St., Orange, 7:30 p.m., 538-2341). Varied topics and fellowship. Child care. Open to those of all ages and religious affiliations. Wednesdays.
Singles On the Move (Garden Grove, 539-7377). Group meets for various activities, including dances, theater parties, cruises, picnics and hikes. All ages are welcome. Call for schedule and more information.
Singletarians (Unitarian Church, 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa, 7:30 p.m., 962-8596). Group meets for socials and discussion each Sunday. $1.
Southern Wheel of Friendship (Costa Mesa, 768-4130, 838-3415). Social club for singles 45 and older. Dining out and house parties. Call for current schedule.
Strictly for Swing (Meadowlark Country Club, 16782 Graham St., Huntington Beach, 7 to 11 p.m., 846-3391). Local swing bands provide music for dancing. Singles 30 and older. Fridays.
Support Group (Backs Community Building, 201 N. Bradford Ave., Placentia, 7 p.m., 996-8737). Group meets for discussions and other activities the first and third Thursday of each month. Call for more information.
Tall Club of Orange County (Santa Ana, 542-1211). Tall Singles hosts variety of activities, including dances, parties and volleyball. Call for newsletter and further information.
Tennis Friends (Los Caballeros Racquet and Sports Club, 17272 Newhope St., Fountain Valley, 7 to 10 p.m., 870-7710). Tennis followed by social activities for singles 21 and older. Fridays. Call for schedule of other weekly activities.
Travel Club (Club Conejo Magico, Newport Beach, 4:30 to 7 p.m., 642-5586). Club plans moderately priced weekend excursions and activities for singles. Tuesdays. $3.
Video Encounters (25401 Cabot Road, Suite 120, Laguna Hills, 5:30 p.m., 768-6000). Group has a "champagne orientation" each Saturday. Call for more information.
Wheel of Friendship (Fullerton, 828-5215). Group hosts dinners, dances and brunches for singles 45 and older. Call for schedule and more information.
Widows and Widowers Support Group (First Evangelical Free Church, 2801 N. Brea Blvd., No. A103, Fullerton, 993-1326). Phone for further information.
All information on coming singles events should be mailed two weeks in advance to the Los Angeles Times View Section, Attention Singles Listings, P.O. Box 2008, Costa Mesa, Calif., 92626. Phone calls will not be accepted. Because of space limitations, The Times cannot guarantee that a notice of every event will be published. Announcements to be considered for publication must include subject, phone number, event date, time and location. An announcement not including complete information will not be considered.