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 for three years by a USTA Southern Community Coordinator Grant.

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 serves as a member of the 2017-18 USTA Southern Community Tennis Association Committee.


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



We received grants and program support from – Rockingham County Community Foundation, USTA NC, USTA Southern, US Open Series, Xerox Foundation and USTA Foundation

FIVE summer camp programs were part of our summer NJTL network supported by a $7500 grant from USTA Foundation

EIGHT new playground courts were painted on blacktops at Draper, Leakesville-Spray and Stoneville Elementary Schools using a Free USTA Schools Line Grant.

TEN student interns participated in our Summer NJTL network with 165 summer day camp players at Eden and Reidsville YMCA, Bridge Street Recreation Center and Boys and Girls Club of Eden, and Parkview Village Summer Enrichment Camp.

FIFTEEN players from Parkview Village participated in NJTL Day at the Winston-Salem Open and accepted a $1875 donation to RC Tennis from US Open Series.

TWENTY young players age 10-14 registered for our first Level 5 tournament at Jaycee Park sponsored by Allied Truck & Trailer Sales.  10 players were from Rockingham County.  Others came from Cary, Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem, and Wilmington.

THIRTY adults gave tennis a try in TRY TENNIS clinics at Jaycee Park in Reidsville and Deep Springs Country Club, Stoneville.

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

THIRTY-EIGHT junior USTA members played in two seasons of our third year of USTA Junior Team Tennis at Jaycee Park in Reidsville which included one USTA Level 6 tournament and our first Level 5 tournament. 

FORTY-FOUR family members found us indoors at the WR YMCA for our USTA Southern Family Tennis Night after a thunderstorm changed the venue last minute.

SIXTY 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.

ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-FIVE youth and adult rackets went home with young players in our summer NJTL Network.

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

THREE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED total participation in 2017 RC Tennis events. 






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