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

It's March 2 and we certainly hope Spring is right around the corner.
This month, join us for three indoor Play Days, read about a NEW USTA youth program called Junior Team Tennis,  and see the results of the Barry Dodson and BB&T Junior Indoor Challenge tournaments.  And for those who join us in our passion to teach young children to love the game of tennis - a save-the-date for an exciting workshop right here in Rockingham County.

Coming  in our April Newsletter - more information about summer Tennis Camps including Deep Springs Sports Camp (tennis, golf and horseback riding), tennis camp weeks at the Eden Family YMCA, and Eaglemania at Rockingham Community College. 
EVENTS , PROGRAMS, and NEWS for March 2015

Free Family TENNIS Play Days. 

Come in out of the cold and join us on Sunday afternoons for FREE Family Tennis Play Days INSIDE on the courts at the Western Rockingham YMCA, and in the gym at the 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
March 15 at 3pm

Eden Family YMCA
March 22 at 3pm
Reidsville Family YMCA
March 29 at 3pm

Register online at www.youthtennis.com

USTA Junior Team Tennis for ages 8-18 is coming to Rockingham County with matches in April and May.  Come learn what it's all about at our KICK-OFF and REGISTRATION DAY on Sunday, April 12 at 3pm.  Location to be announced soon.

Experience tennis thrills, make friends and be part of a team! The game has never been more fun. Junior Team Tennis allows kids to enjoy the sport for a lifetime from the very first day of play.

Team winners will be eligible to advance to the USTA JTT Team Championships held in Lake Norman, NC in June.

Who: Young players from age 8 -18
When: 3pm-4:30 pm Sunday afternoons in April and May
Where: Location to be announced soon.

Fee is $35 per player and $20 USTA Membership for ages 11-18.  USTA membership is free for children 10 and under.  A limited number of scholarships will be available.

USTA Junior players played in the Barry Dodson, CPA and BB&T Junior Indoor Challenge at the WR YMCA in January and February. Congratulations to these winning players:

Boys' 12 Singles Vibhav Nandagiri, Cary, NC
Girls' 12 Singles  Bella Brittain, Wake Forest, NC
Boys' 14 Singles Davis Falk, Greensboro, NC
Girls' 14 Singles  Elizabeth Weidl, Colfax, NC


Boys' 16 Singles Hugh Knapp, Greensboro, NC

Girls' 16 Singles  Reagan Delp, Roanoke, VA

Boys' 18 Singles Tristan Smith, Wilmington, NC

Girls' 18 Singles Fallon Delp, Roanoke, VA

GOOD NEWS:  RC Tennis Association has a new Website and Logo
We want to be your online resource for tennis information for all ages in Rockingham County. Check us out online at  www.rockingham.usta.com and our new logo design by Dana Marpoe.

What's happening this week in our RC TENNIS community  Check on EVENTS CALENDAR to see the weekly and monthly calendar for TENNIS events across our county.
What about plans for Summer Camp?  
 Click on SUMMER CAMPS to read about Triad Area tennis camps and watch for news of Rockingham County summer tennis programs.
My organization wants to sponsor a tennis program, but we need equipment and coaches.  
Click on  PARTNERS AND SPONSORS to find out how your organization can become a RCTA Program Partner and sponsor a Youth Team Tennis team or host an event using RCTA coaches.
My kids are loving tennis, how can I get involved?  Click on VOLUNTEER to learn about opportunities to attend a Coach Youth Tennis workshop or contact Shelby Rhyne to help with a Play Day, Kids Tennis Club or Junior Team Tennis.  We need you.
What IS a "Community Tennis Association"?.  Click on ABOUT US  to read about how we started , who we are and how the USTA supports the growth of tennis in Rockingham County.  
SAVE THE DATE for a Coach Youth Tennis workshop on Saturday June 6
We're looking forward to hosting Butch Staples for a Coach Youth Tennis Workshop here in Rockingham County on Saturday June 6 at the indoor courts at the Western Rockingham YMCA.  Butch is one of the founders of the 10&Under tennis national initiative to introduce kids to the game using FUN games and drills with age appropriate rackets and balls.


This 3-hour workshop is for anyone - teaching professionals, volunteer coaches, adaptive tennis program volunteers, youth age 14 and above, and parents - who have a passion for connecting young children to the game we love.


There is a $15 fee for this workshop and you must register online at www.coachyouthtennis.com to reserve your space.

How can you help?  Plan a tennis program for your organization. Help us make a connection in our community to introduce tennis to our youth and adults.  Share a tennis program idea. Become a volunteer coach.  Join us as a Community Partner. Just drop us a line and follow our progress on Facebook and our new webpage.  Play more tennis Rockingham County!

Shelby Rhyne
Executive Director
Rockingham County Tennis Association
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