Volume VII/ Issue 7/ July 6, 2020
This is Tennis in Rockingham County
Someone recently said they feel like they’re living in a science-fiction movie. I certainly understand the sentiment. While we struggle to adhere to recommendations to prevent the virus from harming our community, we need to find a way to decompress, exercise and have some fun. Tennis does just that! 

I recently traveled to Deep Springs tennis courts to watch our NJTL interns attend a training seminar with Robert Hogewood, Community Engagement & Training Coordinator with USTA NC. What fun that was!! So thankful for these young leaders who are willing to share the game with the youth in our community. 

We would love to see how you are enjoying tennis during this time. Like us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/RCYouthtennis or follow us on Instagram@rctennisassociation. Share your tennis story with us. This newsletter is full of opportunities to help you engage at home or maybe even to...see you on the courts!"

Liz Luking
President, RCTA Board of Directors
CONGRATULATIONS HANNAH!
Hannah Wood, a 2020 graduate of Rockingham County High School and member of the Girls Tennis Team, has been awarded the USTA Foundation’s Rosalind P. Walter College Scholarship for $10,000. The mission of the  USTA Foundation  is to bring tennis and education together to change lives. The Foundation supports the network of National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters that reaches over 160,000 under-resourced youth throughout the U.S.
Tennis Programs in Rockingham County
NJTL NETWORK in JULY
Bridge Street Recreation Center, Eden
Boys & Girls Club of Eden, Eden
Community Baptist Schools, Reidsville

Our Summer interns, Outreach Tennis Professional Pat Williams, and ACE Enrichment Coordinator Patrick Sullivan will be meeting young players on the court, in the gym and classroom to connect tennis and education in July.
TENNIS EXCELLENCE PROGRAM
Jaycee Park, Reidsville
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7:30
Youth age 10+
Free
PAT'S TENNIS ACES - JULY
Deep Springs Club, Stoneville

YOUTH TENNIS CLASSES
Tuesday/Thursdays (twice a week)
July 14 - August 8
Ages 11 and Under 4-5p
$80/$96 member/non-member
Ages 12-18 5-6:30p
$120/$160 member/non-member
Half price second child

ADULT TENNIS CLASSES
*NEW* BEGINNER ADULTS
Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:30p July 14-August 4
$40/$60 member/non-member

CARDIO TENNIS
Tuesdays 7:30-8:30p July 14-August 4
$40/$60 member/non-member

Adults Intermediate+
Thursdays 6:30-8p July 16-August 6
$60/$80 member non-member
Play Tennis with your family at home
NET GENERATION VIRTUAL TENNIS CAMP
Online Tennis lessons with Leah Freidman
JULY 20-24, 11-11:30am
Free
Stay active this summer with the first-ever Net Generation Virtual Summer Camp! All week (July 20-24) we will play games and activities and a few surprises. Plus we are partnering with USA Football, USA Golf, USA Soccer, and USA Baseball to get moving. "Campers" will receive a free camp pack while supplies last. 
We are part of something bigger - USTA
T ALKING TENNIS SOUTHERN STYLE
Episode 3
Alison Riske and Monica Puig talk about playing at the Credit One Bank Invitational in Charleston, SC. Nashville's Riske is ranked No. 19 in the WTA Rankings and Puig, of Puerto Rico, is best known for winning the 2016 Olympics Singles Gold Medal. They discuss getting through the break in tennis due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also featured are junior Aspen Wooten of Eads, Tennessee, and volunteer Brian Pillar of Fort Smith, Arkansas. 
RETURN TO PLAY TENNIS SAFELY
The USTA recognizes that the coronavirus has been affecting different parts of the country in different ways and with different timing. We believe it will be possible for people to return to playing tennis safely in some cities and states sooner than in others. In Rockingham County, all of our public tennis facilities are open. Here are the NC Tennis recommendations to play our sport safely.