Have fun, get fit, make new friends...play more TENNIS!         
 

  ROCKINGHAM COUNTY TENNIS ASSOCIATION  
   Promoting tennis in Eden, Madison, Mayodan, Reidsville, Stoneville and Wentworth, NC

January 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Come in out of the cold and join us on the courts and gyms for tennis fun all month long. Children age 6-12 and their families can play together at three YMCA's with fun tennis activities on Sunday afternoons; middle and high school players join Bitrus Istafanus on the indoor courts at the Western Rockingham YMCA on Saturdays in January; Executive Director Shelby Rhyne travels the county to "talk tennis"; and experienced youth tennis players from across the Triad area come to Mayodan for a sanctioned USTA tournament.  

Find more information below and on our Facebook page.

EVENTS , PROGRAMS and NEWS
SUNDAYS ON THE COURT 
Free Family Tennis Play Day
Come in out of the cold and join us on Sunday afternoons for FREE Family Tennis Festivals and Play Days INSIDE at the Western Rockingham YMCA, Eden Family YMCA and Reidsville Family YMCA. Enjoy fun tennis games and opportunities to play together as a family. No experience necessary.  All equipment provided.

Western Rockingham YMCA,Mayodan 
January 4 from 3-5pm

Eden Family YMCA
January 11 from 3-5pm

Reidsville Family YMCA
January 18 from 3-5pm 

Register online at www.youthtennis.com
YCAMP:  FREE On-Court Clinics for Middle and High School Players
Middle School and High School tennis players are invited to join teaching professional Bitrus Istafanus on the indoor courts at the Western Rockingahm YMCA on Saturdays in January and early February.  Boys and Girls are welcome. WR YMCA is located at 600 S. 5th Avenue Mayodan, NC 27027
CLINIC DATES 

January 3, 10 17, 27 and February 7
10am-12N  Middle School players  
1-3pm  High School players 

Contact Bitrus Istanfanus 336 552-5057 for more information.

These clinics are made possible by a generous donation from Xerox.

Meet Shelby Rhyne, RCTA Executive Director, to "talk tennis" 
at the Eden and Reidsville Family YMCAs and WR and Holmes Middle Schools
We're pleased to announce that we have formed Rockingham County Tennis Association (RCTA), a USTA Community Tennis Association and 501c3 nonprofit, to promote tennis in Rockingham County and make programs accessible to everyone.  

In January, Shelby Rhyne will host an information table to "talk tennis" during youth basketball and indoor soccer games around the county. Find out more information about winter and summer tennis programs for youth and adults on:

January 5 and 6 Eden Family YMCA from 5-7PM
January 12 at WR Middle School 4-6PM
January 29 at Holmes Middle School 4-6PM
Barry Dodson CPA - Junior Indoor Challenge - January 31-February 1
The Western Rockingham YMCA hosts the Barry Dodson - CPA Junior Indoor Challenge, a sanctioned USTA junior tennis tournament on Friday January 30 - Sunday February 4.  

This level 4 USTA sanctioned event attracts boys and girls in the 12s and 14s from the Triad area and Virginia for competitive singles matches on two indoor courts.  

Visitors are welcome.  Drop by and follow the action from court-side bleachers. To see the registration and tournament draw click here.  P.s.  Tennis protocol is to wait for the point or game to finish before walking in or out to the bleachers.
Want to know more?  Help us make a connection in our community to introduce tennis?  Share a tennis program idea?  Become a volunteer coach? Become a sponsor? Just drop us a line and follow our progress on Facebook.  Play more tennis Rockingham County!

Shelby Rhyne
Executive Director
Rockingham County Tennis Association
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