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

Welcome Spring!  We've been busy on the courts around Rockingham County.  Thirty-Five Junior Team Tennis players are filling the courts at Jaycee Park each Sunday afternoon. We met new players at a Family Story hour and the GO FAR Community Showcase in April; and watched some great young players compete at the McDonalds Spring Junior Open.

Our May newsletter has information about youth tennis summer camps and Family Play Days in Rockingham County and a chance for parents, teachers, volunteers, and coaches to get on the court with one of our industry's most experienced youth tennis trainers, Butch Staples.  Don't miss the fun. 

And check out the late-breaking news - RC Tennis + di'lishi frozen yogurt =  a great match!

EVENTS , PROGRAMS, and NEWS for May 2015



Twenty-five young players turned our for our USTA Junior Team Tennis FREE Kick-Off Sunday April 12 to meet Caroline Downs from NC Tennis.  


Our registration has grown to 37 for our first match at Jaycee Park in Reidsville on Sunday May 3.   Come out and watch the fun as these players get more match experience as part of 18&Under and 10&Under teams.




Do you want to help children learn to play tennis?  

Join RC Tennis and Butch Staples for an On-Court Coach Youth Tennis Workshop on Saturday June 6 at 1pm at the WR YMCA in Mayodan.

This 3-hour wor kshop will introduce adults and teenagers (16 & Over) to fun activities and skills to engage young players in the game.  It's the perfect introduction to youth tennis for:
  • Summer Camp providers
  • Parks and Rec program counselors
  • RC Tennis volunteer coaches
  • PE Teachers and tennis team coaches
  • Tennis Teaching Professionals
  • Adaptive tennis program providers
  • Parents of young Junior Team Tennis players
The fee is only $15 and you will receive a workbook, certificate and inspiration to help our young players find themselves in the game.

Register online at www.coachyouthtennis.com

 SUMMER Youth Tennis Camps in Rockingham County


Eaglemania 2015 at Rockingham Community College will offer two weeks of "Get in the Game" Youth Tennis camp for grades 1-4 and 5-8.  BEGINNER Youth Tennis will be offered Monday-Thursday mornings the week of July 6 and INTERMEDIATE Youth Tennis the week of July 13.  Grades 1-4 play from 9-10:30am each morning and Grades 5-9 from 10:30am - 12 Noon.  RC Tennis will provide instructors for both classes.


Eden Family YMCA  Youth Tennis c amps will be taught by tennis professional, Bitrus Istifanus.  Students will be grouped according to ability and experience.  Participants must be a YMCA member. Fee:  $80/week.  Camps are Monday-Thursday beginning June 15 from 8:30-10:30am.  To register, contact Coach B at (336) 623-9636 

Deep Springs Country Club  will offer a All Sports Day Camp for boys and girls ages 6-18 on June 22 - 25.  This camp will include lunch and swimming as well as instruction in golf, horseback riding, and tennis.  Fee for club members:  $200 and non-members:  $250.  Contact Deep Springs Country Club Golf shop to register (336) 336-427-0950. Ask for Lew or Nick.  

For More Summer Tennis Camp opportunities across the Greater Triad Area go to our RC Tennis Summer Camp webpage.
Vote for RC Tennis on the di'lishi community giveback wall at di'lishi frozen yogurt bar
Rockingham County Tennis Association is one of three non profit organizations featured on the community giveback wall at di'lishi frozen yogurt bar in Eden.   The current voting period will run from  May 1st to August 31st .   Each customers receives one voting spoon per purchase to "vote" for their favorite organization.  Place your spoon in the our RC Tennis voting bin under the plaque describing our mission to grow the sport of tennis in Rockingham County. 

At the end of the voting period, the votes will be tallied and the winners will be announced.  First place receives $500.00, second place receives $300.00 and third place receives $200.00.  So everyone is a winner! 
RC Tennis offers a Pathway for young players to learn the lifetime sport of tennis. 
Boys' 16s Singles Sean Hammer, Jamestown
Boys' 14s Round Robin  Evan Wong, Greensboro
Boys' 12s Round Robin Sam Farnham, Charlotte
Boys' 10s Round Robin Eric Xie, Cary
Girls' 18s Singles Ana Bolson. Greensboro
Girls' 18s Consolation Brinley Bell, High Point
Boys' 12 Doubles Sam Farnham/Arjun Singh, Greensboro
Girls' 18 Doubles Ana Bolson/Mariah Warren, McLeansville
RC TENNIS OUTREACH  in April included a Family Tennis Festival at the  GO FAR Community Showcase at Reidsville High School,  Eden Library Family Story Hour, and on-court clinics with the RC Youth Services  Students of Success (SOS) After School Program.

Did you know that there are 17.9 million tennis players in the United States and 9.9 million of those play more than 10 times a year?  According to Jolyn de Boer, executive director of the Tennis Industry of America, these "core" players account for 80 percent of all tennis expenditures and 94 percent of all play occasions.  
"Overall, tennis participation has remained stable, which is a good thing in this economy, and in this age where more people, including children, appear to be dropping out of sports, based on participation research on dozens of sports and activities by the Physical Activity Council (PAC)."   2015 Physical Activity Council Report 

Join us on the courts with your children, families, and friends.  Play more tennis Rockingham County!

Shelby Rhyne
Executive Director
Rockingham County Tennis Association
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