Volume VII Issue 4/ April 2020
TENNIS AT HOME - the new normal
Hello to the Rockingham County tennis community,

The RCTA Board of Directors hope you are safely sheltered and following Governor Cooper's Executive Order No. 121 to Stay at Home . As requested by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), all of our tennis programs are now SUSPENDED until May 3.

In this longer-than-usual April Newsletter, you'll find
  • Ways to keep your racket swinging at home with your family
  • Opportunities for young players to apply for college and summer camp scholarships
  • Job openings for a summer NJTL Coordinator, Interns and Community Coaches
  • Two RCTA March program highlights.

Wash your hands, be kind, and stay active. We're all in this together.

Shelby Rhyne, Executive Director
Tennis at Home Challenges and Videos
NO COURT? NO PROBLEM
Net Generation Tennis At Home
There are so many ways you can stay active and have fun with your own homemade tennis court. Check out these creative courts from across Net Generation!
TENNIS AT HOME FAMILY
MATH and ART CHALLENGE
www.netgeneration.com
Ages 5-18 and family
Your tennis coach thinks we need a little accuracy practice on the tennis court today. We each get 3 shots. This is how the other side of the net looks. How many different sums can each family member get if all 3 of their shots land on the targets? Don't peek. (Click the image for the answer to all 10 math challenges.)
TENNIS FITNESS with Rusty Lovell
Southside Area Tennis Association
Middle, High School, and Adult Players
Just to the north of Rockingham County in Virginia, Coach Rusty Lovell leads a sister USTA Community Tennis Association. Check out his regular tennis fitness videos and meet his special guests on the SATA Facebook page .
TRAIN AT HOME with Paul Goode
Raleigh Racquet Club
Middle, High School, and Adult Players
Follow the RRC YouTube Channel to improve your tennis skills at home.
CHECK OUT A BACKPACK OF FAMILY EQUIPMENT TO PLAY AT HOME
Huntsville Elementary Schools' Amanda Farrell checked out six Tennis at Home backpacks for her third grade families. Each bag includes 2 rackets, balls, chalk and Net Generation tape to make your own court, and a fun Tennis Skillastics game mat with 26 activities to play.

We hope to make the next group of take home backpacks available for check out after April 15.
College and Summer Camp Scholarships
North Carolina Tennis Foundation
Emily H Preyer Family
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
High School Seniors
$2500
Deadline May 1
Applications for the The Emily H. Preyer Family College Scholarships for high school seniors are now open.
USTA and NC TENNIS FOUNDATION
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR
SUMMER YOUTH TENNIS CAMPS
Age 8 - 8th grade
Day and overnight camps
Deadline April 15
Applications for NC Tennis Foundation and USTA Summer Youth Tennis Camp scholarships for age 8 - 8th grade are now open.
Rockingham County NJTL Summer Jobs
NJTL COORDINATOR JOB OPENING
Sum mer 2020
$20/hour up to 100 hours
We have an opening for a part-time program coordinator for our summer youth tennis outreach program.  The position is responsible for planning and oversight of the 6-week tennis and education program with our Rockingham County summer day camp partners.
NJTL INTERNS JOB OPENING
Age 14-18
Sum mer 2020
June 15 - July 31
$10/hour
We are looking for vibrant, engaged middle and high school youth to help lead group tennis clinics on the court and be mentors and leaders off the court connecting tennis and education using the ACE curriculum. Training is provided. Tennis experience is not required.
NJTL COACHES JOB OPENING
Age 18-Adult
Sum mer 2020
June 15 - July 31
$35/2-hour session
Community Coaches should be 18 and over and have tennis experience but do not need professional teaching credentials. A passion for working with children IS required. Lesson plans, equipment, and training are provided.
March Program Highlights
ABILITIES TENNIS DAY
Cardinal Innovations
Rockingham Wellness Center, Eden
We met 25 athletes from UMAR and His Path Developmental Day Program for fun adaptive tennis activities on the indoor pop up courts on March 6. Thank you Abilities Tennis Association of North Carolina for partnering with RCTA to bring Coach James Hunt and his wife Mitsue to Rockingham County. Hope you'll be back soon.
WINTER KIDS TENNIS CLUBS
powered by Net Generation
Lincoln Elementary
Bee Penn Moore Community Center
Coaches Pat Williams, Shelby Rhyne, Jackie Cantrell, and Dennis Webster provided weekly fun tennis activities in our first Winter Kids Tennis Club season. Patrick Sullivan engaged these young players off the court with the enrichment challenges from the ACE Curriculum.