Rome Tennis Center // Rome Takes Home Court Advantage on 60 Courts
Abundant activity with even more court space make the Rome Tennis Center the facility you will want to visit… and then continue visiting!
Rome, Ga. may have been your once-in-a-while travel destination because of its cozy downtown feel or minor league baseball team, but the Rome Tennis Center, with over 30 acres of court space, will entice even the slightest of tennis fans. Just entering this 60 court facility allows you to realize how much opportunity and potential this facility truly has to offer. A fully-staffed pro shop, multiple tournament areas and porches, conference room, three stadium courts, six NCAA courts (130 feet in length,) eight 36′ courts, TV-quality lighting on every court, cabanas between every set of courts, and even southern hospitality make this locale one you simply will not want to overlook.
July 29, 2016 marked the grand opening of the Rome Tennis Center, and, from that day forward, the vision for tennis facilities changed forever. Imagine a space where two significant tournaments could take place without ever having to worry about ample court space. Rome allows for tournaments, league play, play days, camps, clinics and lessons to take on a level like never before. Partnering with the City of Rome, the Berry College, Rome Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Coosa Valley Tennis Association (CVTA,) and the Rome Sports Commission, this Center truly is all-in.
As a public facility with an annual pass option, you can live in the city or simply pass through the area and still enjoy all the options that RTC has to offer. As a pass-holder, you have several extremely affordable and worthwhile payment options:
• Individual: $60/year • Couple: $80/year • Family: $95/year
• Senior (55 & Wiser) : $40/year • Junior (19 & Under) : $40/year
With a pass, you receive free play on courts year-round, the ability to reserve courts a week in advance (versus 48 hours,) Pro-Shop discounts (20% off rackets, shoes, apparel, accessories), Up to 20% off special events, Free RTC t-shirt & car decal, 50% off first Racket Stringing, Complimentary Quarterly Friend Pass Events (mixers, etc,) & 20% discount for RTC Ladders.
It really seems a no-brainer to invest in this pass if you plan to frequent RTC. Not only will the center host league play in the Rome Area that currently takes place at the Downtown Tennis Facility or other satellite park, but it will also create even more teams to continue growing both ALTA and USTA options. RTC has a great, growing relationship with McCallie, in Chattanooga, and they hope to encourage league play and future options together through their partnership.
By tapping into existing programing while creating their own, Tom Daglis, Executive Director of the facility, knows the community will take advantage of the club and opportunities surrounding it. The center has three full time pros and will continue to hire more staff as needed. RTC focuses on providing the highest level of service and tennis not only in the area, but in the country as well. The RTC mission statement:
“To provide an amenity and service to the Rome Tennis Center and Berry College and downtown Rome Tennis Center Constituency in the form of a tennis, recreational and competitive facility whereby its stakeholders will be able to readily enjoy a variety of tennis programming, lesson instruction, and social competitive play in a professionally-operated, aesthetically appealing and enthusiastic environment.”
Thus, RTC programming will encompass both junior and adult drills and clinics, summer camps, local, sectional and national tournaments, wheelchair tournaments, league play, Tennis 101 clinics for new players, Adult Rome-Aways, college tournaments and matches, and even a National Physician Championships. An Adult Rome-Away is a getaway weekend that will challenge those of other tennis destinations and allow for an engaging weekend of tennis and a social atmosphere. The National Physician Championships is just one way that RTC has been creative with their tournaments; physicians will be able to compete against each other during this innovative weekend (plus, you’ll never feel safer than having hundreds of doctors on-site!) Another creative tournament set for RTC on August 27 includes a U.S. Open Tennis Mixer, a handicapped Mixed Doubles tournament. Players will play with a different partner each match, and, at the end of the day, they will go to Bella Roma Restaurant to enjoy the rest of their evening. At the restaurant, competitors will pick the winner of the 2016 U.S. Open tournament in the order in which they finished their day of mixed doubles action. The person who actually picks the winner will win a racket from RTC at the end of the U.S. Open.
Tournaments like the Junior Team Tennis Sectionals, L3 National Tournament for singles and doubles play with an original format, Girls 14s National Hard Courts, and Georgia Junior State Championships will take place on-site. Register for National Tournaments here: The Georgia Bowl (March 25-27, 2017,) The Georgia’s Rome National L3 Classic (April 22-24, 2017,) The May National L2 Tournament (May 20-23, 2017,) and The July National L2 Tournament (July 1-4, 2017.) And just announced, the Rome Tennis Center will play host to the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Men’s and Women’s Championships, a prestigious honor for Rome and the Center with Six days of competition that will bring 13 men’s teams and 15 women’s teams during the week of April 26-30, 2017.
Booking clinics has never been easier than with the RTC. Click HERE to see and register for all available drills and clinics! For juniors, Red Romans, Orange Romans, Green Romans, Yellow Romans, and Romans Tournament Club encompass the drills and academy options by dividing players by level/ ball type. ROGY tournaments will also allow juniors to play timed-matches for 2-3 hours on Fridays and Saturdays with a non-elimination format. Call the RTC or click HERE for a schedule of dates/ times beginning in August 2016 through December of 2017.
For adults, you can enter clinics like Learn to Play (2.5 level,) Power 90 Intermediate (3.0-4.0,) Power 90 Advanced (4.0+,) Cardio Tennis (All,) Stroke of the Day (All,) Doubles Strategy Clinic 3.0+ (3.0-3.5,) and Doubles Strategy Clinic 4.0+ (4.0-4.5.) Click HERE to see and register for all available dates and times, or call the RTC today.
With Berry College, the RTC will not only host the tennis program’s matches and tournament, but it will also allow for a Professional Tennis Management Program (PTM) to be available to Berry students. This college-degree program will prepare students for a career in tennis as they can use the RTC to gain experience with hands-on training. Student workers will also assist the staff at RTC throughout the year. RTC plans to host collegiate tournaments and be a destination off of I-75 for teams who may be traveling south for spring break. This facility has the capability to host as many as two or three collegiate tournaments at the same time without interfering with each other.
If 60 courts and a variety of tennis action and events have not sold you on the area yet, then be sure to check out the Rome Braves, Rocky Mountain Recreation Area, Stonebridge Golf Course (Top 10 course in GA,) walking & biking trails along one of Rome’s three rivers, Floyd Bowling & Amusement Center, Movies, putt-putt, fishing/boating, Broad Street Shopping, and more! Located in Northwest Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, this city can be a place to frequent, a pit-stop for your road trip, or even your next place of residence, and the Rome Tennis Center just enhances the character and charm of Rome.
To reach the Rome Tennis Center, visit their website at www.RomeTennisCenter.com or call them at 706-236-4490.
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