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



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

2019 USTA NC Member Organizaiton 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 Instutions - 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, outastanding 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



We received eight grants and program support from USTA NC, NC Tennis Foundation, USTA Southern, Southern Tennis Foundation,  US Open Series, , USTA Foundation, Xerox Foundation and the Reidsville Area Foundation.


SEVEN summer camp programs were part of our summer NJTL network connecting tennis and education with support from USTA Foundation and Southern Tennis Foundation

SEVEN Net Generation Community Kits youth arrived at RCS elementary and after school locations filled with rackets, balls and the new Net Generation Community curriculum.

EIGHT tennis courts were resurfaced in Reidsville and Eden.

TWELVE new scorecards on courts at RCC and Jaycee Park. The scorecards at RCC were purchased using a NC Tennis Foundation High School grant awarded to Rockingham County High School.

FOURTEEN student interns participated in our Summer NJTL network with 250 summer day camp players at Eden and Reidsville YMCA, Bridge Street Recreation Center and Boys and Girls Club of Eden, Community Baptist Schools, Salvation Armyand Parkview Village Summer Enrichment Camp.

FIFTEEN players from Parkview Village participated in NJTL Day at the Winston-Salem Open and accepted a $200 donation to RC Tennis from US Open Series.

SIXTEEN adults gave tennis a try in TRY TENNIS clinics at WR YMCA in Mayodan and RCC in Wentworth.

SEVENTEEN  junior USTA members played in our fourth year of USTA Junior Team Tennis at Jaycee Park in Reidsville which included one USTA Level 6 tournament

TWENTY-FIVE Morehead High School students played tennis in PE class.

TWENTY-SIX children age 8-15 played in three weeks Eaglemania summer tennis camp at Rockingham Community College.

SIXTY-FIVE RCS high school players played in the Boys and Girls All-County tournaments held at Jaycee Park in Reidsville after a thunderstorm changed the venue last minute.

FIFTY TWO middle and High School players attended free tennis clinics at WR YMCA indoor tennis courts and Eden YMCA with Coach Bitrus Istifanus sponsored by Xerox Foundation.

ONE HUNDRED SIXTY RC sponsored tennis events including Play Days, Community Festivals, Summer Camps, Junior Team Tennis and summer NJTL clinics and after school Kids Tennis Clubs.

TWO HUNDRED AND TEN youth, age 6-12 attended after school Kids Tennis Clubs in partnership with PE teachers at three RCS Elementary schools and 1 middle school this fall supported by a grant from the Rockingham County Community Foundation.

THREE HUNDRED and TWENTY FIVE students at Williamsburg Elementary, JE Holmes Middle School, and Morehead High School played tennis PE classes.

ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED FIFTY unique youth participants.

FOUR THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED total participation in 2018 RC Tennis events. 






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

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