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Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center Named Winner of USTA Featured Facility of the Year Award

Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2013 – The USTA today announced that the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center in Cayce, S.C., has received the USTA’s highest tennis facility honor, being named the 2013 Featured Facility Award winner.
In addition, the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center has been recognized as one of 19 winners of the USTA’s 32nd annual Outstanding Facility Awards Program, recognizing excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country.
The Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center has played host to the 2012 and 2013 USTA Jr. Team Tennis National Championships and has received funding through the USTA Facility Assistance program. The 2013 PTR Public Facility of the Year, the facility boasts 23 full-size courts and seven permanent 36-foot courts.
Representatives will be honored during the upcoming US Open at the USTA Awards Breakfast during the association’s Semi-annual Meeting. The award recognizes one facility from among all those that meet the criteria for an outstanding facility award. The "featured facility" exemplifies the highest level of excellence in facility design; court construction; court amenities; and other related components such as strong programming and implementation of 10 and Under Tennis.
"Great tennis facilities like the Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center help us to grow the game at the grassroots level, and we are proud to recognize them for their ongoing impact on the sport of tennis," said Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive, Community Tennis, USTA.  "Cayce has embraced many of our tennis initiatives, especially 10 and Under Tennis, introducing thousands of new players to the sport each year."
To be considered for an Outstanding Facility award, facilities must be under the jurisdiction of a parks and recreation department, an educational institution, a non-profit corporation, or private or commercially- owned and operated facilities that offer both USTA and public programming designed to help grow tennis. Each of the winning facilities were praised for their implementation of USTA programs, including 10 and Under Tennis.
Facilities were judged upon the following criteria: overall layout and adaptation to site; excellence of court surface and lights; ease of maintenance; accommodations for players, spectators and press/officials; aesthetics; graphics (including the use of signs and landscaping); amenities such as casual seating for spectators, food services and social areas; and the facilities’ participation in USTA programs.
Nominated facilities were voted upon in the following categories: Public Courts that are eithersmall tennis centers with 2-10 courts or large tennis centers with 11 or more courts; Educational Institutions; and Private Facilities that support the USTA and other "growth of the game" programs open to the public.
All 2013 award winners will receive a wall plaque and an all-weather sign, which can be mounted at the facility.  Certificates of award will be made available to park and recreation departments, schools, and those professionals responsible for the design, construction, and maintenance of the facility. In addition, a one-year complimentary membership to the USTA will be awarded to each winning facility.
The 2013 USTA Facility Awards Program winners are:
Public Courts: Small Tennis Centers (2 to 10 courts)
BNA Bank Park Tennis Facility – New Albany, Miss.
Sevierville City Park – Sevierville, Tenn.
Core Creek Park Tennis Center –Langhorne, Pa.
Public Courts: Large Tennis Centers (11 or more courts)
Sportime Randall's Island – New York, N.Y.
Junior Champions Tennis Center at Cadwalader Park – Trenton, N.J.
Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center – Cayce, S.C. (Also named USTA Featured Facility of the Year)
Educational Institution
Randolph-Macon College Tennis Court Complex – Ashland, Va.
Williams-Bollettieri Tennis Center- Collegiate School – Richmond, Va.
Vande Poel-Heeringa Stadium Courts at Hope College – Holland, Mich. (Also named USTA Featured Green Facility of the Year)
Van Wert County Foundation Tennis Complex – Van Wert, Ohio
Private Facilities
Boca West Country Club – Boca Raton, Fla.
Virginia Beach Tennis & Country Club (indoor facility – Virginia Beach, Va.
Gulf Coast Tennis Club – Gulf Shores, Ala.
The Village Country Club – Dallas, Texas
Carmel Country Club – Charlotte, N.C.
Tennis Center at College Park – College Park, Md.
ACAC- Richmond – Midlothian, Va.
The Sports Club at Mediterra – Naples, Fla.
Germantown Cricket Club – Philadelphia, Pa.



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