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 and registered National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) chapter.   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.  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.


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

 2017 Outstanding Program Partner from New Reidsville Housing Authority

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

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

2017 USTA Tennis Facility Award - Educational Institution - Rockingham Community College

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 - USTA NC, USTA Southern. Reidsville Area Foundation, Xerox Community Involvement Program and NC Public Health Foundation.  

THREE USTA Awards recognizing Rockingham Community College as the USTA NC Facility of the Year and Shelby Rhyne with the USTA Southern Educational Merit Award.

FIVE Fall Community Family Tennis Festivals - in Eden, Mayodan, Stoneville, Wentworth and Madison.

SIX courts at Rockingham Community College were resurfaced with the support of RCC Foundation, USTA Facilities Assistance, USTA Raise the Nets, and Kate B Reynolds Charitable Trust Healthy Places NC.  This facility has been named the USTA NC Facility of the Year.

TEN new adult USTA members joined our first Tennis Apprentice Class at Rockingham Community College.

FOURTEEN new 18 foot pop-up nets went to seven Rockingham County Schools After School Kids Companion programs to complete their tennis equipment to use on their playground courts.  This equipment purchase was supported by the NC Public Health Foundation.

TWENTY-TWO children age 8-13 played in 3 weeks of Eaglemania summer tennis camp at Rockingham Community College led by Precision Tennis Academy staff from Greensboro

THIRTY-TWO community partners worked with RC Tennis to offer tennis opportunities across our county. 

THIRTY FIVE summer campers at Eden Parks & Rec Bridge Street and Boys & Girls Club of Eden received training, equipment, and a field trip as part of the USTA Foundation National Tennis & Learning Network (NJTL).

FORTY-SEVEN adult and student volunteers including three summer high school interns participate on RC Tennis Board of Directors, in RC Tennis community and after school events and as on-court monitors for our USTA Junior Team Tennis program.

FIFTY-NINE junior USTA members played in two seasons of USTA Junior Team Tennis at Jaycee Park in Reidsville which included two USTA Level 6 tournaments. 

SEVENTY-THREE youth and adult rackets went home with Kids Tennis Club players from four summer day camps supported by NC Public Health Foundation.

ONE HUNDRED THIRTY TWO RC sponsored tennis events including Play Days, Community Festivals, RC Library Summer Reading program, Summer Camps, Junior Team Tennis and summer and after school Kids Tennis Clubs.

ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SIX youth rackets went home with players or were added to program equipment closets.  USTA NC Buy One Get One Free Grants supported each USTA Organizational member who ordered equipment.

THREE HUNDRED AND EIGHT-FIVE youth, age 6-12 attended after school Kids Tennis Clubs in 2016.  This program was supported by a USTA NC Widen the Base Grant.

THREE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED total participation in 2016 RC Tennis events. 





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