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Six USTA Southern Section Tennis Facilities Receive Outstanding Facility Awards

September 15, 2004 02:40 PM

The USTA recognized six Southern Section tennis facilities for their dedication to the game of tennis by naming each of them Outstanding Facility Award winners for 2004. The southern facilities receiving this award include: Harrison Tennis Center, Marietta, Ga., Palmetto Tennis Center, Sumter, S.C., College of Charleston Tennis Center at Patriots Point, Mt. Pleasant, S.C., J.W. Isenhour Tennis Complex at N.C. State University, Raleigh, N.C., Paul Rowton Indoor Tennis Center, LLC, Paducah, Ky., and Tunica National Golf & Tennis Center, Tunica, MS.

In all, fifteen facilities from throughout the nation were honored. Winners were officially announced on Friday, September 2 during the first week of the 2004 US Open.

"We are proud to honor these facilities for their effort, dedication, and support," said Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive, Community Tennis, USTA. "Their diligence and commitment ensures that our mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis will continue."

Now in its 23rd 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 four categories: small tennis centers (2-10 courts), large tennis centers (11 or more courts), collegiate tennis centers and private facilities that support USA Tennis Pathway Programs and other Growth of the Game Programs which are open to the public.

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) aesthetics: graphics, use of signs, landscaping, etc.; 6) amenities: casual seating for spectators, food services, and social area; 7) programs supporting the USTA and growth of the game.

Below is a complete list of all 2004 Outstanding Facility Award Recipients (Southern winners are denoted in BOLD):

Small

  • Amarillo Municipal Tennis Center, Amarillo, Texas
  • Baltimore Fitness and Tennis, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Littleton Golf and Tennis Center, Littleton, Colorado
  • Vineyard Youth Tennis Oak, Bluffs, Massachusetts

Large

  • Beerman Family Tennis Center, Lakeland, Florida
  • Harrison Tennis Center, Marietta, Georgia
  • Palmetto Tennis Center, Sumter, South Carolina

Collegiate

  • Alexis Boss Tennis Center & Alan Gordon Pavilion, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Ambassador E. William Crottty Tennis Complex, Embry-Riddle University, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • College of Charleston Tennis Center at Patriots Point, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
  • J.W. Isenhour Tennis Complex at N.C. State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Private

  • Middlebury Indoor Tennis, Middlebury, Vermont
  • Paul Rowton Indoor Tennis Center, LLC, Paducah, Kentucky
  • Tunica National Golf & Tennis Center, Tunica, Mississippi
  • Woodfield Country Club Tennis Center, Boca Raton, Florida

All winners will receive a wooden wall plaque to be mounted on the outside of their facility, a one year organizational membership to the USTA, and an inscription on the Facility Award plaque displayed in the lobby of the National Tennis Center, home of the US Open.

 

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