Rockingham County Tennis Association

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RC Tennis sponsors Family Tennis Festivals, Kids Tennis Clubs, Play Days, Junior Team Tennis, and sanctioned beginner USTA junior tournaments as a "pathway" for the youth in our community to learn to play the game of tennis.  The rules of tennis have changed for our young players.  With smaller courts, low-compression balls and shorter rackets, young players and families can produce longer rallies, more control and more FUN. 


We are a Net Generation provider.  Through a variety of programs, teaching and learning tools, Net Generation is looking to capture the imaginations of kids of all backgrounds and skill levels—bringing together a national community of parents, coaches, players, teachers, and volunteers. Check out these 20 minute Tennis at Home lessons with Leah Friedman and more fun youth tennis activiities  and create your free account at  





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Read more about upcoming Rockingham County events on our NEWS and EVENTS CALENDAR pages of our website and follow us on Facebook for up-to-date news about our growing tennis community.  Find yourself in the game Rockingham County!

10_U-Rules-Chart-8.5x11The rules of tennis changed in 2012 so that young players begin to learn the game with equipment sized right for them.  Enjoy this youtube video about how.

Family Tennis Festivals are one-day events that introduce children and their families to the game of tennis for the first time.  Age-appropriate equipment, games and activities are hosted on most any surface and convenient space. 

Kids Tennis Clubs are organized at elementary and middle schools, YMCA's, or recreation centers to give young players regular opportunities to play tennis with their friends.  These meeting are led by trained volunteer coaches or tennis professionals and are usually an hour long including a warm-up, skill instruction, and fun game over the net. 

National Tennnis & Learning (NJTL) Network , a national program supported by the USTA Foundation, that provides free or low-cost tennis and education to more than 225,000 under-resourced youth.  RC Tennis joined of the NJTL network in summer 2016 with two locations: Bridge Street Recreation Center and the Eden Boys & Girls Club of Eden.

During the summer of 2017,  RC Tennis will connect tennis and education with five summer camp partners with the help of a generous grant from USTA Foundation.  Summer campers will have weekly tennis clinics and off court enrichment using the Academic Creative Engagement curriculum (ACE).  These five summer partners are: Bridge Street Recreation Center, the Eden Boys & Girls Club of Eden, and Eden Family Y in Eden and Reidsville Y and Parview Village Summer Enrichment Camp in Reidsville.

Play Days are supervised opportunities for young players to get on the court with other players of similar ability for fun low pressure competition.  Where possible, Play Days are held on tennis courts with play time for 1-2 hours.   Youtube USTA It's Play Day!

Net Generation Team Challenge and Team tournaments - a low-pressure learning enviornment.  These events offer an introduction to tennis compeitioin focusing on play, parent information, and challenging players' skills.  Kids of all ages can enjoy level-based competitive play in a fun social setting.

Junior Team Tennis (JTT) is a USTA competitive format for ages 6-18.  In Summer 2015, RC Tennis plans to organize the first Rockingham County JTT teams for middle and high school players.  RC Tennis sponsors sping and fall seasons of JTT.  Go to our Junior Team Tennis page for registration information.  Think you know Junior Team Tennis?

Sanctioned Junior and Adult Tournaments are offered by the USTA to meet the competitive needs of the advancing junior and adult tennis players. RC Tennis offers two level 6 Sanctioned Junior Tournaments as part of our JTT Program and a fall Level 5 tournament at Jaycee Park. Go to our Junior Tournament page for more information and to find a tournament near you.


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

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