Upcoming Tennis Events For Locals

Rockbridge Tennis Association

Monday, May 7 –The Rockbridge Tennis Association will kick off the season on Saturday, May 19, with its annual Spring Fling event of doubles play on the courts at Lexington Golf & Country Club from 3 to 5 p.m. There will be a 2:30 warmup. Balls will be provided, but players should bring their own water bottles. Informal/social teams will be formed from players attending, balancing levels of experience, and the teams will play a round-robin format. There will be an informal party following the tennis (details at the event). To sign up or for more information, contact RTA at www.RockbridgeTennis.org or RTATennis@gmail.com, or David Pfaff at dpfaff@wlu.edu.

Saturday Morning Tennis begins on May 26 at 8:30 a.m. at the courts at Southern Virginia University. Its open to all players, regardless of experience. Just show up for informal doubles play, usually for three sets, with partners rotating each set. This weekly event throughout the summer is a fun way to find out who plays in our area, to set up other playing opportunities, and to learn more about RTA.

RTA, in partnership with Rockbridge Area Recreation Organization, will hold a youth tennis clinic weekdays Monday-Thursday from June 4-7 and June 11-14, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. each day, at the lower Washington & Lee courts. Cost is $15 for players age 6-17, who will be grouped by age and experience. RTA provides rackets for use by the players, and coaches include adult players and members of the Rockbridge County High School girls and boys tennis teams. Children with perfect attendance will receive a free racket.

Registration will be held by RARO until May 25 online at www.rarorec.org and by hard copies available in the RARO office at 300A White Street in Lexington, and at all area elementary and middle schools, and downloaded from the RARO website. For additional information, visit the RARO website www.rarorec.org or contact John Trudgeon at jtrudgeon@rarorec.org or 463-9525.




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