EVENTS AND TENNIS NEWS for ROCKINGHAM COUNTY NC - JUNE 2016

MAKING PLANS FOR SUMMER?  SAVE TIME FOR TENNIS CAMP

Summer is a great time for young players to improve their tennis skills or learn to play. We have TWO summer tennis camp offerings in Rockingham County.

Eaglemania tennis lessons are for youth in grades 1-8 and led by Precision Tennis Academy's Caleb Shelton on the courts at Rockingham Community College in Wentworth.   Click here for Eaglemania registration information.

Eden Family YMCA offers weekly Summer Tennis Camps for ages 6-17 led by teaching professional Bitrus Istifanus.   YMCA members and non-members are welcome.   To register for summer tennis at the Eden Family YMCA, contact Bitrus Istifanus at (336) 623-9636

For information about other summer tennis camps in the Triad Area visit our RC Tennis website Summer Camp Page.
MEET CALEB SHELTON:  Tennis Professional for Eaglemania Tennis lessons
RCC and RC Tennis are pleased to announce that Caleb Shelton, a Sandy Ridge native and teaching professional with Precision Tennis Academy in Greensboro, will lead the Eaglemania summer tennis lessons.  Caleb started playing tennis at the age of 12 and taking lessons at 14.  He was a member of the South Stokes high school team, a finalist in the North Carolina 1A Tennis Championships and was ranked as a top 10 junior player in North Carolina.  

He played played #2 singles at Greensboro College for Precision Tennis Academy Director Dave McCain.  He has been teaching tennis since 2008 and has worked with the Precision Tennis Summer Program in Greensboro for 5 summers.  

He is excited to bring his love for tennis to Eaglemania at RCC!
RC TENNIS JOINS NATIONAL TENNIS & LEARNING NETWORK
RC Tennis Tennis is excited to join the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network (NJTL) sponsored by the USTA Foundation.  Through more than 500 youth development non-profit organizations, the NJTL network provides free or low-cost tennis and education to more than 225,000 under-resourced youth.
 
During the summer of 2016, Bridge Street Recreation Summer Camp and the Eden Boys & Girls Club SummerFest Program will offer weekly tennis sessions, Academic Creative Engagment (ACE) and field trips to the Precision Tennis Academy at Bur-Mill Park in Greensboro for their summer campers.

NJTL was founded by Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell and Sheridan Snyder in 1969. Their vision was to use tennis as a way to gain and hold the attention of young people in hopes they could teach them about matters more important than sport.

ACE is an out-of-school academic curriculum that connects the Common Core State education standards to the sport of tennis. Activities encourage academic achievement, health and wellness and social and emotional skills. When combined with a tennis program, it provides children with important developmental assets.  

Read more about the USTA Foundation and NJTL at http://www.ustafoundation.com/njtl/ and about ACE at http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/15/NJTL_ACE_program_flyer1.PDF


JUNE TENNIS COMMUNITY EVENTS AROUND THE COUNTY
FIND RC TENNIS volunteers and tennis fun at these community events this month.  
Find more Rockingham County tennis events listed on the  RC Tennis Calendar.

MAYODAN Saturday, June 4th from 1-6pm Mayodan Community Day
hosted by the Mayodan Police and Fire Department at Elliot Duncan Park on West Main Street. 

REIDSVILLE Saturday, June 25th from 9-1p Market Square Non-Profit Day .  

SPRING JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS - A SEASON OF FUN
Rockingham County Junior Team Tennis filled the courts at Jaycee Park in Reidsville on Sunday afternoons in May.  We wrapped up our 4-week spring season with a USTA Level 6 round-robin tournament on Sunday May 22.  Everyone plays...everyone wins.  See you in the fall!
  
  


JUMP INTO SUMMER USTA JUNIOR TOURNAMENT FOR 10 & UNDER PLAYERS
GRETA 10 AND UNDER LEVEL 6 TOURNAMENTS AT PRECISION TENNIS ACADEMY in Greensboro - SUNDAY JUNE 26 and July 24

GRETA's "Jump into Summer" round robin event takes place in one day on Sunday June 26 at Precision Tennis Academy in Bur-Mill Park Greensboro.  

This Level 6 tournament for players age 10 and Under is the perfect next step for our Play Day and Junior Team Tennis players to  test their game, play multiple matches and make friends along the way.

Register online for $15 per player for June 26

Contact Alyssa Mann  alyssammann@aol.com  843-446-6284 for more information.
Are you following the USTA's tennis  campaign  "Tennis Benefits Life" on Facebook and Twitter? Here are a two posts from this year-long  campaign featuring the physical and mental benefits of our sport.
  
Moving and adjusting to hit the ball improves coordination. 
A Mayo Clinic says an hour of singles can burn 580 to 870 calories.

 

Shelby Rhyne, 
Executive Director
Rockingham County Tennis Association
RCTennisAssociation@gmail.com
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