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New Tennis Courts Enhance Program

The addition of three tennis courts has greatly enhanced the intercollegiate program at Transylvania while also improving the facilities available to the campus community. The project was included in the University’s $32 million 225th Anniversary Campaign.

“These courts are among the better facilities in the area,” said head men’s and women’s tennis coach Chuck Brown. “They are a step in the right direction for the future of our program. The players already love them.”

The hard courts are located behind Rosenthal Residence Hall near the corner of Fourth Street and Bourbon Avenue and include a feature court setup for No. 1 singles and doubles matches, new landscaping, and spectator seating. Fans will come onto the courts and sit in bleachers between courts No. 1 and 2, eliminating the need to look through fencing.

The existing three courts near the Clay-Davis residence halls will be renovated following completion of the nearby Thomson Residence Hall in 2008.

“The new courts are of top-notch quality,” said athletics director Jack Ebel, “and when the existing three courts are renovated, we will have six courts well suited for varsity competition and general campus use, including intramurals.”

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