Construction Begins on Covered Tennis Facility

Construction Begins on Covered Tennis Facility

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In a move to benefit the school’s tennis programs, the university is constructing a covered tennis structure on its Austin Sports Complex property this summer in preparation for a fall opening. The facility will accommodate six courts and allow for fall and spring matches to unfold rain or shine.

Plans call for the PVC-fabric-covered facility to measure 320 feet in length, 140 feet in width, and rise just over 50 feet at its highest point. The courts will be illuminated with LED uplighting, and ceiling fans and large doors on either end will allow for ample ventilation on hot days.

The structure will feature technology that makes it energy efficient, including translucent fabric that won’t require additional lighting during daylight hours. It will also be thermally efficient, maintaining a temperature up to 20 degrees warmer than outside in winter and 20 degrees cooler than outside in summer.

In addition to tennis, the facility will house a training area for George Fox track and field athletes.