EVENTS AND TENNIS NEWS for ROCKINGHAM COUNTY - MARCH 2016

March blows in like a lion...and out like a lamb and brings LOTS opportunities for our young players and families to grab a racket.

  • WORLD TENNIS DAY is March 8. We'll be celebrating with the After School Kids Tennis Club at Bethany Elementary.
  • Join RC Tennis at the FAMILY STORY HOUR at the Eden Library on Saturday March 12 and either of our TWO Family PLAY DAYS on Sunday March 20 in Eden and Mayodan, 
  • Loaner youth tennis equipment is available to any school or childcare provider at no charge.

Coming in our April newsletter: Rockingham Junior Team Tennis begins at Jaycee Park Courts in Reidsville and Summer Tennis Camp news at Rockingham Community College Eaglemania.

 

JOIN US FOR  FAMILY PLAY DAYS ON MARCH 20 in Mayodan and Reidsville


INDOOR Family Play Days were a blast at the our three Rockingham County YMCAs. Nine families joined us to play indoors in the gym in Eden and Reidsville and on the indoor courts in Mayodan.  

Find us on for our final DOUBLE RALLY THE FAMILY Play Day on Sunday, March 20 at either the youth gym at the Eden Family YMCA or the indoor courts at the WR YMCA in Mayodan from 2:30-4p.

RESULTS from the 2016 BB&T JUNIOR INDOOR CHALLENGE AT WR YMCA

15 USTA Junior players from across the Triad area played at the WR YMCA in Mayodan in the 2016 BB&T Junior Indoor Challenge on Saturday January 27. Check our Facebook page for photos from the tournament.

Congratulations to these young players:

Girls' 16 Singles     Brinley Bell, High Point, Round Robin Winner  
Boys 16 Singles     Henry Pinyan, Greensboro, Winner   Brandon McGuire, Mount Airy, Consolation Winner
Boys' 18 Singles    Ryann Schell, Jonesville, Round Robin Winner

To find a complete list of 2016 Junior Tournament events in NC click  here .

YOUTH TENNIS EQUIPMENT READY TO LEND TO RCS AND CHILDCARE PROVIDERS
With the support of a Widen the Base Grant from USTA NC, we have a complete set of youth tennis equipment ready to "roll out" to any RCS elementary or Middle School or child care provider for PE class, special events, and after school programs.  

Please contact us to reserve this lender set that can include 25 youth rackets, 2 nets, 25 foam or red felt balls.  There is a reservation form to complete but no charge to use the equipment.       
Email:  RCTennisAssociation@gmail.com    

MEET US TO PLAY TENNIS AT THE  FAMILY STORY HOUR AT EDEN LIBRARY 
Liz Luking and Jackie Cantrell will host the Eden Family Story Hour on Saturday March 12  from 10:30-11:30 in the Fieldcrest Room.  They will read Althea Gibson's biography Nothing but Trouble and play fun indoor tennis games. 


WORLD TENNIS DAY is MARCH 8 - Catch the fever and watch the BNP Paribas Showdown 

Twenty-one time Grand Slam Champion and one of the greatest female players ever, Serena Williams,  returns to Madison Square Garden to renew a rivalry with her good friend and former world #1, Caroline Wozniacki , in the BNP Paribas Showdown on Tuesday, March 8th.

In the opening match, current world #4 Stan Wawrinka  will take on French star Gael Monfils  as both players play their first ever match in The Garden.  Watch live action on ESPN3.

We're always ready to set up our nets and play at community events.  We loved playing with these children at the Partnership for Children Hootie Hoo Day.

In addition to the Family Story hour at the Eden Library, find us at Moss Street Elementary Family Health Fair on March 17, Family Fit Night at Bethany Elementary on April 5, and Mayodan Community Day on June 4.

Find yourself in the game in Rockingham County.

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