Rockingham County Tennis
Erin Maher | September 11, 2018
Located in Rockingham County, N.C., the Rockingham County Tennis Association (RCTA) is a community tennis association and a National Junior Tennis & Learning Chapter that services the six small towns that comprise Rockingham County: Eden, Madison, Mayoden, Reidsville, Stoneville and Wentworth.
RCTA is an organized group of dedicated volunteers and professionals who promote the growth of tennis in Rockingham County, connecting tennis and education to change the lives of the community youth. RCTA programmes are hosted across five public facilities in Rockingham County, bolstering 28 full-size courts.
RCTA offers a variety of tennis programs for all ages. For the youth, there’s Family Tennis Festivals, Kids Tennis Clubs, Play Days, Junior Team Tennis and sanctioned beginner USTA junior tournaments as a “pathway” for the youth in the community. ADVERTISEMENT Adults looking to get in the game can take part in a multitude of programming, including RCTA’s, “Meet, Greet and Play,” and Try Tennis and Tennis Apprentice. In the past year, RCTA helped cultivate over 40 new tennis players in Rockingham County. In 2017, there were over 3400 participants in RCTA-sponsored programs and community events.
The RCTA has won multiple awards for its service, including the 2017 USTA National Tennis Facility Award for Educational Institutions and the 2016 USTA NC Tennis Facility of the Year.
The USTA has supported the RCTA through multiple grants, including the Free Line Grant, which helped the CTA put the lines for playground courts at 11 elementary schools. The USTA Facilities Assistance has also provided technical support and grants to resurface ten courts at two facilities.
For more information on RCTA, visit www.rockingham.usta.com.
Photo courtesy of RCTA