EVENTS AND TENNIS NEWS for ROCKINGHAM COUNTY NC - SEPTEMBER 2016

We've wrapped up our summer tennis programs and are turning our thoughts to cooler weather and fall tennis for players of ALL ages.   Here's where to find yourself in the game in September:
  • Saturday Family Tennis Festivals begin at 11am at Bark for Life, September 10 at Memorial Park in Stoneville and at 10 am at  RiverFest, September 17 in downtown Eden
  • Tennis Apprentice:  Beginning Adult tennis class at Rockingham Community College

  • HS and MS Girls tennis matches on the courts in Eden, Madison, Reidsville and Wentworth. 
  • USTA Junior Team Tennis program at Jaycee Park in Reidsville
  • After School Kids Tennis Clubs at Bethany, Dillard, South End, and Lincoln Elementary Schools and Holmes Middle School.
TONS OF TENNIS FUN IN SUMMER 2016
We've had a TON OF FUN with our summer youth tennis programs meeting over 550 kids and families at 25 events across the county.  
  • RC Tennis coaches and interns hosted Kids Tennis Clubs for New Vision, Parkview Village and Woodmont Child Development Center.  
  • Families joined us on the courts for Family Play Days at Jaycee Park in Reidsville and Carlyle Lewis courts in Madison.  
  • Ann Fair, Ken Dowdle and John Walker met kids on the parking lot courts at Market Square in Reidsville for Kids Day.
  • RCC hosted 3 weeks of Eaglemania youth tennis lessons on their newly resurfaced courts.  
  • Kids played tennis weekly as part of the NJTL network at Bridge Street Recreation Center and Boys & Girls Club of Eden supported by a small project catalyst grant from the NC Public Health Foundation.  NJTL players visited Precision Tennis Academy in Greensboro for a group clinic and took home a new tennis racket.
Check out all the photos in our Summer 2016 Photo Gallery.
ADULT TENNIS APPRENTICE class begins at Rockinghmam Community College
You've always wanted to learn to play tennis, right? Here's your chance. Register NOW for our first USTA Tennis Apprentice adult class at Rockingham Community College that begins Saturday September 10.

USTA TENNIS APPRENTICE includes everything you need to learn to play the game - on-court instruction, a Head Ti Conquest tennis racket, USTA membership, and social and transitional opportunities to USTA Leagues. Register online by September 7.  We need 8 participants to hold the class. 

Use Course Code CSP-2000-20 to register online at  http://www.rockinghamcc.edu/non-credit

Course Code: CSP-4000-20 
Days: Saturdays
Date: 9/10 -10/15
Time: 9:00 - 10:30am
Instructor: Caleb Shelton, Precision Tennis Academy
Cost: $99

RCS HIGH SCHOOL and MIDDLE SCHOOL TENNIS SEASON BEGINS
Rockingham County Schools  offer opportunities to play tennis on girls tennis teams at four High Schools and four Middle Schools this fall. 

For 2016 Girls Tennis team schedules, visit our HIGH SCHOOL and  MIDDLE SCHOOL webpages.  We will  also post each week's home matches on our  Facebook page  on Mondays during the season.

Breaking News from RCS:  Rising 5th graders are eligible to join middle school sports teams for the first time in 2015-16 including girls tennis this fall.  Welcome to the game, girls! 
FALL JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS KICKS OFF WITH FREE PLAY DAY SEPTEMBER 11
Join us for a Free Kick Off Play Day on Sunday September 11 at 3pm at Jaycee Park in Reidsville to learn more about this program.

RC Tennis offers  USTA Junior Team Tennis  on Sunday afternoons in the Spring and Fall for young players age 6-18 to get more match experience in a fun team setting. We offer four age levels:  18 and Under, 14 and Under, 10 and Under and 8 and Under.  

Players should have played tennis before but match experience is NOT required.  Rackets are available for players to use or they may bring their own. USTA membership and a team fee are required. 

Click here for details to register your player online.  You may also register your player at the Kick Off Play Day on September 11.


Spring 2016 Junior Team Tennis Team. May 2016
AFTER SCHOOL KIDS TENNIS CLUBS
USTA KIDS TENNIS CLUBS  are designed to give children the opportunity to try tennis in a safe, supportive, extracurricular setting. With tennis sized right for age and ability, it's easier and more fun than ever for kids to play - even if they've never picked up a racket!  

This fall the PE Teachers at Bethany, South End, Dillard, and Draper Elementary Schools and Holmes Middle School will offer After School Kids Tennis Clubs beginning the week of September 19.  Watch for announcements from these schools to sign up your young players.  

Are you following the USTA's tennis  campaign  "Tennis Benefits Life" on Facebook and Twitter? Here is a recent post from this year-long  campaign featuring the mental benefits of our sport. 

 

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