11 Pine Point Road

Rowayton, CT 06853


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About the RTA

The Rowayton Tennis Association (RTA) started in the early1950's when a few hardy residents got together to build our first tennis courts at Bayley Beach. The RTA is a local community organization with paying members* who manage, maintain and lease the 5 tennis courts (4 Har-Tru and one hard court) at Bayley Beach from the Sixth Taxing District of Norwalk. During the season our Pro, along with our Board of Directors who give their time to make this organization work on behalf of its members, oversee our many events.


The Rowayton Tennis Association offers lessons, leagues, tournaments, cardio tennis and family activities to residents of Rowayton, Connecticut (Sixth Taxing District). Joining the RTA is a great way to enjoy Rowayton, become part of the community and get to know your fellow tennis enthusiasts. We're open to all sorts of ideas. If you'd like to be involved or volunteer for an event, please contact us at rta@rowaytontennis.org.


Bayley Beach, part of Neville Bayley Park, is owned and maintained by the 6th Taxing District of Norwalk (Rowayton) for the use of its residents and their guests. In addition to the tennis courts, Bayley Beach offers a children’s playground, a basketball court, a volleyball area, a snack bar, restrooms and picnic tables.


*RTA membership is open to current property owners and residents of the Sixth Taxing District, Rowayton, CT 06853.


Meet the Pro

Ritush Venugopal

Ritush Venugopal is entering his 3rd year as the Director of Tennis at Rowayton Tennis Association. In the winter, he directs the platform tennis program at The Lake Club and coaches indoor tennis at Intensity. Ritush has been a Director of Tennis and involved in Junior USTA Team Tennis in the Fairfield County area for more than a decade.


Ritush has compiled an impressive history of directorships, coaching, and developing young people. He coached several USTA Junior Team Tennis divisions to many state, sectional, and 4 National Championship Tournaments. Ritush was the head coordinator of the Fairfield County Laurel Cup Junior Team Tennis League from 1998-2006. He coached the Ridgefield High School Boys’ and Girls’ Varsity High School Tennis Teams for a combined 7 years. In 2007, he mentored the New England Men’s USTA 3.5 team at the USTA National Championship Tournament. 


Ritush has his certification in Cardio Tennis, Quick Start Tennis, Etcheberry Fitness Training. Ritush is regarded as one of the New England’s leading instructors can be reached through email at rvracquetsports@gmail.com.

Meet the Board


Our 2019 RTA Board of Directors

The purpose of the Association shall be to provide and maintain facilities for tennis at Bayley Beach and to foster and encourage interest in tennis at the Rowayton community. The Board of Directors shall consist of at least nine and no more than fifteen members who are elected for two-year terms at the Annual Meeting of the Association.


Any questions? please contact us at: rta06853@gmail.com

Executive Committee


Tim Widmer


Jim Kerans


Yves Berliet 


Susan Friedrich

Board Members

Bldg. & Grounds  

Brooke Townsend   


Joe Alicastro

Website Coordinator      

Nathan Sumpter      


Lauriston Avery

Grass Roots                   

Tim Widmer

Pro Liason          

Jim Kerans


Brendan O'Brien

At Large

Sergey Chernysh


L-R: Jim Kerans, Sergey Chernysh, Brendan O'Brien, Susan Friedrich, Lauriston Avery, Tim Widmer, Yves Berliet, Brooke Townsend, Nathan Sumpter Jr.


Missing: Joe Alicastro

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