EVENTS AND TENNIS NEWS for ROCKINGHAM COUNTY - MAY 2016
Across Rockingham County, kids and families are finding themselves in the game of tennis - 
  • USTA Junior Team Tennis matches in Reidsville
  • YMCA Healthy Kids Days in Eden and Reidsville
  • Fun Fest and a USTA Junior Tournament in Eden 
  • Summer Tennis lessons at Rockingham Community College's Eaglemania in Wentworth
  • Middle School Students of Success Kids Tennis Clubs in Reidsville, Madison, and Wentworth
  • After School Kids Tennis Clubs at RCS elementary schools, after school programs and fitness clubs in Eden, Madison, Ruffin, Reidsville, Stoneville, and Wentworth
Won't you join us on the courts?
USTA SPRING JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS AT JAYCEE PARK in REIDSVILLE
We have over 35 young players in three age levels playing USTA Junior Team Tennis at Jaycee Park on Sunday afternoons in May from 3-4:30p.  

A USTA Blended line grant painted lines for three court sizes at Jaycee Park.  Our 8 & Under teams play on the red ball courts 18 x 36 feet. 12&Under players use orange balls over the big net on the 60 foot court and our 18 & Under teams use the yellow ball on full courts.  

Come out and support of Rockingham County Junior Team Tennis players!   Junior Team Tennis Webpage

MAKING PLANS FOR SUMMER?  SAVE TIME FOR TENNIS CAMP

Summer is a great time for young players to begin or improve their tennis skills. 

IN ROCKINGHAM COUNTY
Tennis Camp will be offered at Rockingham Community College's Eaglemania.  Camp weeks are June 20-24, June 27-July 1, July 11-15 and July 18-22 with 90 minute clinics Monday-Thursday mornings. Both Beginner and Intermediate Tennis camp will be offered for youth ages 7-17.  

A limited number of scholarships are available.

Registration details are available at www.rockingham.cc.edu

Information about other summer tennis camps nearby visit our RC Tennis website Summer Camp Page.
MAY TENNIS EVENTS:  YMCA HEALTHY KIDS  DAY AND EDEN'S FUN FEST
Meet RC Tennis from 9-12 noon on Saturday April 30 for Healthy Kids Day on the playground courts at the Eden Family YMCA and in the gym at the Reidsville YMCA from 2-4p.  

On Saturday May 14, we'll play tennis on the basketball courts at Freedom Park from 10-12 as part of Eden's FUN FEST.


2016 McDONALDS SPRING JUNIOR OPEN on April 15-16 at Eden Family YMCA
Here are the results from the tournament:

BOYS 
16s Singles winner:   Brad Henley, Greensboro
12s Singles Winner: 
               Venkata Srikar Kavirayuni, Burlington
10s Round Robin Winner:  Andrew Dry, Raleigh

GIRLS 
14s Singles Winner: Tenley Parr, Greensboro
12s Singles:  Allison Harris, Cary
12s Doubles Carolina Williams, Summerfield/Natalie van Gelder, Greensboro 

USTA Level 4 junior tournaments have the widest range of players from Intermediate to Advanced.  There are no ranking restrictions for these events. 

LOCATION: EDEN FAMILY YMCA, 301 Kennedy Street  Eden, NC 27455 (336) 623-8496
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:  Kyle Gatti (336) 545-5320
STUDENTS of SUCCESS AFTER SCHOOL TENNIS CLUBS MET IN APRIL
Rockingham County Youth Services Students of Success after school Tennis Clubs met each week in April on the Carlyle Lewis courts in Madison, Jaycee Park in Reidsville and Rockingham Community College in Wentworth.

Students of Success is an after school prevention program for middle school students held at three middle schools in Rockingham County - Reidsville Middle School, Rockingham County Middle School and Western Rockingham Middle School. Goals include improving academic performance, developing civic responsibility and increasing parental involvement.  Program includes tutoring, mentoring and enrichment activities that begin in October and continue throughout the school year.  

Mary Luking, RC High School senior helped host the SOS tennis sessions at Jaycee Park and Rockingham Community College as part of her RCS Capstone Experience.  SOS youth tennis equipment was purchased with a USTA Southern Diversity Program grant.   RC Youth Services Student of Success

 



Thanks to a USTA NC Widen the Base Grant, over 250 students enrolled in RCS after school child care at six elementary schools, Boy & Girls Club of Eden, and Bridge Street Recreation Center played tennis during the 2015-16 school year.  Our Playground Court Openings at Monroeton, Williamsburg, Lincoln, and Wentworth Elementary Schools and Holmes Middle School will reach over 1200!  

THANK YOU RC Tennis partners USTA and Rockingham County Schools.


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