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2003 Outstanding Facility Awards Presented to Nine Southern Tennis Facilities

September 11, 2003 10:17 PM

Nine southern tennis facilities were recognized by the USTA during the 2003 US Open for their dedication to the game of tennis and have been named as winners of the 2003 Outstanding Facility Award.

Mark McMahon (left), USPTA Master Professional at the Dunwoody Country Club, with USTA President/CEO Alan Schwartz receiving the 2003 USTA Outstanding Tennis Facility Award. (Photo Credit - Adams/USTA)
The southern facilities receiving the award include: Floyd’s Tennis Center (Alexandria, LA), Hattiesburg Country Club Tennis (Hattiesburg, MS), Shadow Valley Country Club (Rogers, AR) Williamson County Parks & Recreation Indoor Sports Complex (Brentwood, TN), Dunwoody Country Club (Dunwoody, GA), Lexington County Tennis Complex (Lexington, SC), New Orleans City Park Tennis Center (New Orleans, LA), The Racquet Club of Memphis (Memphis, TN) and Peachtree City Tennis Center (Peachtree City, GA).

In all, twenty-five facilities from throughout the nation were named. Winners were announced in New York City on Friday, September 5, during the 2003 US Open.

“We are pleased to honor these outstanding tennis facilities for providing a top-notch environment for people around the country to enjoy the game,” said Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive, Community Tennis, USTA. “Their efforts ensure that players of all ages and abilities have access to facilities that enable them to enjoy this sport for a lifetime.”

“This is very exciting for southern tennis,” said Judi Miller, President of the USTA Southern Section. "These nine tennis facilities have each shown their dedication and commitment to the USTA’s Mission and I commend them for their efforts. Their continued support makes it possible for the great game of tennis to thrive. ”

Now in its 22nd year, the Tennis Facility Awards Program recognizes outstanding facilities throughout the country and encourages higher standards for the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities. At least one winner is selected from each of five categories: small tennis centers (two-10 courts), large tennis centers (11 or more courts), collegiate tennis centers, public tournament tennis centers with permanent stadium seating and field courts, and public USTA Organizational member facilities which support USTA and other growth of the game programs.

Selection is based on the following criteria: 1) overall layout and adaptation to site; 2) excellence of court surface and lights; 3) ease of maintenance; 4) accommodations for players, spectators, media and officials; 5) USTA membership; 6) aesthetics; 7) amenities; and 8) programs supporting the USTA and growth of the game.

Award winners will receive a plaque, a sign suitable for display at each facility, and a one-year organizational membership to the USTA. Names of each award winner will also be inscribed on a plaque in the lobby of the USTA National Tennis Center, home of the US Open. Local award presentations for each of the southern facilities are currently being planned.

Below are the 2003 Outstanding Facility Award Recipients (nine Southern winners are denoted in BOLD):

Small Tennis Centers

  • Ellsworth Tennis Center, Ellsworth, ME
  • Floyd’s Tennis Center, Alexandria, LA
  • Hampton Tennis Center, Hampton, VA
  • Hattiesburg Country Club Tennis, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, HI
  • Ida Lee Park Tennis Center, Leesburg, VA
  • Phipps Ocean Park Tennis Center, Palm Beach, FL
  • Rowe Tennis Center at the Rappahannock Area YMCA, Falmouth, VA
  • Shadow Valley Country Club, Rogers, AR
  • Utah Park Tennis Center, City of Aurora, CO
  • Williamson County Parks & Recreation Indoor Sports Complex, Brentwood, TN

Large Tennis Centers

  • Balboa Tennis Club, San Diego, CA
  • Carl and Edyth Linder Family Tennis Center at Lunken Playfield, Cincinnati, OH
  • Central Oahu Regional Park Tennis Center, Oahu, HI
  • Donald Van Blake Tennis Center, Plainview, NJ
  • Dunwoody Country Club, Dunwoody, GA
  • Koch Family Tennis Center, Omaha, NE
  • Lexington County Tennis Complex, Lexington, SC
  • New Orleans City Park Tennis Center, New Orleans, LA

Collegiate Tennis Centers

  • Michael D. Case Tennis at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
  • Rosemarie Shellaberger Tennis Center, Santa Fe, NM

Private Facilities

  • Ft. Snelling Tennis and Learning Center, St. Paul, MN
  • Genesys Athletic Club, Grand Blanc, MI
  • The Racquet Club of Memphis, Memphis, TN

Public Tournament Hosts

  • Peachtree City Tennis Center, Peachtree City, GA

Founded in 1881, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in this country. In addition to owning the US Open and selecting members of the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic teams, the USTA administers a variety of programs nationwide for players of all ages and ability levels. A not-for-profit organization, the association is divided into 17 sections, of which the USTA Southern Section is the largest. The 168,000 USTA members living in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee make up the USTA Southern Section, and account for approximately 25% of the total USTA membership. A professional staff housed in Norcross, GA carries out the USTA Southern Section’s daily operations, but policy is formed and much of the organization’s work is executed via a Board and committee structure of over 200 volunteers. For more information about the types of programs and services offered by the USTA Southern Section visit www.southerntennis.com.




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