Rockingham County Tennis Association

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"Rejuvenating a tennis community one family at a time"

Rockingham County Tennis Association (RC Tennis), a 501c3 non-profit corporation, is a USTA Community Tennis Association.   We are an organized group of dedicated volunteers and professionals who promote the growth of tennis in Rockingham County, NC including the cities of Eden, Madison, Mayodan, Reidsville, Stoneville and Wentworth.  As a member of the National Junior Tennis & Learning Network, we connect tennis and education to change lives of our Rockingham County youth.  We are led by a volunteer Board of Directors and an Executive Director.



Executive Director Shelby Rhyne is a PTR certified 10&Under Assistant Coach and experienced youth tennis organizer and volunteer.  Contact her at or (614) 284-4716.  Our RC Tennis Executive Director position is funded in part by the Blueprint for Success, a capacity building and program grant supported by the USTA Foundation, USTA Southern, and the Southern Tennis Foundation.

Shelby serves on the USTA NC Board of Directors for 2018-21 representing Area 8 (Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Rockingham, and Randolph counties).  She is the Chair of the USTA NC 2018-21 Adaptive Tennis Committee and a member of the USTA NC Schools Committee 2016-19  She also served as a member of the 2017-18 USTA Southern Community Tennis Association Committee.



2020 USTA NC Grady Elmore Media Excellence Award to Eden's Own Journal

2019 USTA NC Outstanding Parks & Recreation Department to Reidsville Parks & Recreation

2019 USTA NC Member Organization of the Year to Rockingham County Schools

2018 USTA NC National Junior Tennis & Learning Chapter of the Year

2017 USTA National Tennis Facility Award for Educational Institutions - Rockingham Community College

2017 Outstanding Program Partner from New Reidsville Housing Authority

2017 Outstanding Organizational Support to the New Reidsville Housing Authority - RC Tennis Association and Shelby Rhyne

2017 Outstanding Rockingham County Volunteer for the month of July recognized by Rockingham County Commissioners - Jackie Cantrell

2017 USTA NC April Tennis Star, Jackie Cantrell

2016 USTA NC Tennis Facility of the Year - Rockingham Community College

2016 USTA NC Educational Merit Award - Shelby Rhyne

2016 USTA Southern Educational Merit Award - Shelby Rhyne

2016 Rockingham County Board of Education - Special Recognition of leadership, outstanding tennis initiative in junior programming for our schools and benefits for the growth of tennis for the students in Rockingham County Schools - Shelby Rhyne

2015 Certificate of Appreciation, 2015 Rockingham County Citizens' Academy - Shelby Rhyne




ONE NC Tennis Foundation High School Grant for McMichael High School ONE NJLT Essay winner - Anna Thomas

TWO USTA NC Award Winners - Reidsville Parks & Recreation Department and Rockingham County Schools and TWO new coaches - James Roach and Pat Williams.

FOUR RCTA Board Members - Scottie Penn, Marta Mares, Lori Snipes and Troy Marquardt.

FIVE RCS MIddle School Girls Team including Holmes Midde School

SIX summer camp protgams were part of our NJTL network connecting tennis and education with a $22,000 grant from the USTA Foundation and Southern Tennis Foundation.

EIGHT after school Kids Tennis Club with school partners

EIGHTEEN student interns participating in our summer NJTL network with 185 summer day camp players.

TWENTY middle and high school paleyers attending free tennis clinics at WR YMCA indoor tennis courts with Coach Bitrus Istifanus sponsored by Xerox Foundation.

TWENTY-FIVE Morehead High School student played tennis in PE class for the second year.  

FORTY children age 8-15 played in summer tennis camps at RCC and Redisvllle YMCA Summer Serve Camp.

SEVENTY-SEVEN high school players hit the courts in the Boys and Girls All-County tournaments sponsored by RCTA.

ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE tennis events included Net Generation TEam Challenges, Healthy Kids Day, Camp Jubilee, PE tennis community festivals, summer camps and NJTL summer clinics and after school Kids Tennis Clubs.

TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-TWO youth age 6-12 attending after school Kids Tennis Clubs.

FIVE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE students at Huntsville Elementary, Holmes Middle School, and Morehead High School played tennis in PE.

ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED unique youth and adults tennis participants in 2019.

THREE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY total particpants in 2019 tennis events.







RCTA is a USTA Community Tennis Association and a National Junior Tennis & Learning Chapter

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