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Rockingham County Tennis Publicity Archive: Our Stories

Published articles and orignal essays about tennis in Rockingham County




May 22, 2014 News & Record Exploring the Game of Tennis by Steve Lawson

May 25, 2014  News & Rceord Kids can learn tennis in summer clinics by Ann Fish

June 18 , 2014 The Messenger Starting the Summer Right by Steve Lawson

September - November 2014 Healthy Carolinians Newsletter Volume 4 Issue #3

October 26, 2014 News & Record This tennis teacher became the student by Ann Fish 


Come Visit Our Town Rockingham County, North Carolina by Andrew Brooks pages 60-61

March - May 2015 Healthy Carolinians Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 2

June 21, 2015 News & Record French Open Visit a Memorable Time by Ann Fish

July 20, 2015 Serving up Love of Tennis in a Healthy Place

July 2015 Healthy Places NC Rockingham County Update

August 26, 2015 Winston-Salem Journal Learning the Game

October 11, 2015 News & Record Let's Play Tennis! by Georgianna Penn

October 11, 2015 News & Record Play Ball :Tennis Takes off at Local Elementaries by Georgiaan Penn

November/December 2015 Tennis Pro Member News page 22


April 2016 Shelby Rhyne presentation "Get in the Game" for Madison Mayodan Rotary Club

May 2016 Jackie Cantrell submitted this essay about her tennis experiences to the RC Senior Games Literary Arts competition. 

May 2016 Mary Luking presented this paper about youth tennis as her Senior Capstone Experience at Rockingham County High School .  Mary was a RC Tennis high school intern in summer 2015 and organized and led the SOS Kids Tennis Club for Reidsville Middle School in April 2016 as the "product" for her senior project.

June 2016 USTA NC Tennis Yearbook photos on pages 10 and 11

September 2016 Building Community Partnerships presented by Shelby Rhyne, RC Tennis Executive Director and Laura Weygandt, Executive Director of Western Wake Tennis Assocaition at  USTA Regional Community Tennis Workshop in Greensboro NC

October 2016 USTA NC Announces 2016 Annual Tennis Awards

October 15 News and Record Rockingham People, online and Rockingham County Sunday edition Tennis Group honors effort to improve sport

October 19, The Messenger, Eden News, Reidsville Review sports section RC Recognized for excellence

November 11 USTA Southern Announces 2016 Annual Tennis Awards


January 3 Celebrate NC with Mike More on Rockingham Radio 1490 WLOE 1420 WMYN at 20 minutes.

February 10 Achievements News & Record Greensboro


May 14 Information Hour RCTA Update with Mike Moore on Rocingham County Radio


"Tennis Talk" in Eden's Own Journal

"Tennis Talk" is a column by Executive Director Shelby Rhyne published in the Eden's OwnJournal.  Eden's Own Journal (EOJ) is a free locally owned private publication which is printed monthly. EOJ strives to supply informative news content and events of interest, as well as jokes, puzzles, classifieds, sports and local people in the news.


  • January It Has Never Been Easier for You and Your Family to Find Yourself In The Game
  • February  Play Tennis Inside, Really?
  • March What IS a Community Tennis Association (CTA)?  
  • April The Miracle Year – The 1995 NC AAA State Championship Tennis Team from Dalton L. McMichael HS
  • May  RC Youth Services Students of Success (SOS) Play Tennis
  • June Yes, YOU Can Teach Your Child to Play Tennis
  • July  What do a Tennis Ball and the Eiffel Tower have in common?
  • August Tom Parhem, Madison native, writes The Little Green Book of Tennis 
  • September Fall Season of RCTA Junior Team Tennis Begins September 13
  • October There are NEW Tennis Courts in town at Williamsburg Elementary School in Reidsville
  • November Happy Birthday RC Tennis!
  • December Forty New Tennis Courts in Rockingham County!


  • February   2015 was a Very Good Year for Youth Tennis in Rockingham County
  • March  Rockingham County Schools have tennis “game”
  • April  THREE Rockingham County Tennis Teams!
  • June  TWO Summer Youth Tennis Camps in Rockingham County!
  • July  Join RC Tennis for Family Play Days in August
  • August Rockingham Community College offers USTA Tennis Apprentice – weekend beginner adult tennis program 
  • October  RC Tennis is on the road to Fall Festivals
  • November USTA Honors RCC and Rhyne
  • December  Tennis, Anyone?  page 29


  • January  Make Time for Tennis page 29 and ad
  • Feburary Free Rally the Family Tennis Play Day page 28, ad page 29
  • March RCC Recognized by USTA NC page 28, photos on page 10 and 22
  • April After School Kids Tennis Clubs begin in April, Free Events, JTT ad page 34
  • June Try Tennis comes to Rockingham County; Adults learn to rally and play in new statewide program for adult beginners
  • July Reidsville Parks & Rec offer Summer Nights Youth Tennis Clinics
  • August Volunteers make Tennis Rock!
  • October Tennis Association recieves US Open Series Grant at Winston-Salem Open


  • January Indoor Tennis Clinics scheduled and ad, page 20-21
  • February Tennis for Exercie, Winter Program flyer page 36
  • March page Spring Program flyer page 24-25 
  • April Junior Team Tennis and JTT flyer page 30
  • May Tennis Talk by Wayne Knight RCS Boys County Tennis Tournament page 36
  • June Tennis Talk Summer Program flyer page 34
  • July Tennis Talk The Net Generation lives in Rockingham County page 19
  • August Tennis Talk Connecting Tennis and Education to Change Lives page 32
  • September Tennis Talk

RC Tennis Association Press Releases



  • May  Coach Youth Tennis Workshop with Butch Staples
  • July USTA Level 6 Youth Tennis Tournament
  • September Nickelodeon World Wide Day of Play
  • December Forty-two New Playground Courts in Rockingham County


  • April Junior Team Tennis
  • July Summer Family Play Days
  • August Tennis Apprentice at RCC
  • October RCC name USTA NC Tennis Facility of the Year
  • October USTA NC recognizes Shelby Rhyne with Karen and Buster Brown Educational Merit Award
  • December Tennis, Anyone? highlights upcoming MS/HS free indoor clinics
  • December RC Tennis receives $7500 USTA Foundation grant to expand summer NJTL locations


  • April Jackie Cantrell names USTA NC Tennis April Tennis Star
  • June Try Tennis for Beginner Adults Comes to Rockingham County
  • June Rockingham Community College Tennis Courts in Wentworth, NC one of 12 facilities honored for excellent as a 2017 USTA Facility Award Winner
  • September Tennis Associaton receives US Open Series Grant at Winston-Salem Open
  • September RCCF awards grant to support After School Kids Tennis Clubs


  • January Shelby Rhyne appointed to USTA NC Board of Directors
  • May RCTA recieves USTA Foundation Grant to expand NJTL program locations
  • August RCTA receives US Open Serving Up Dreams Grant at the Winston-Salem Open


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