Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center Receives USTA/VA Award
The Folkes-Stevens Indoor Tennis Center at Old Dominion University recently received the USTA/VA Tennis Facility of the Year Award. The USTA Virginia district encompasses the entire state and is the largest of the four districts which comprise the USTA/Mid-Atlantic Section.
The $7 million, 74,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility was constructed by Pepperdine Corp. of Suffolk and opened Sept. 29, 2007. It has eight climate-controlled indoor courts and 12 outdoor courts. The tennis center features two elevated mezzanines for spectators, a conference room, offices for the tennis staff, locker rooms and private lounge areas for the men's and women's teams, plus a separate locker room for member use.
There is wireless computer connectivity, and flat screen televisions throughout the facility display campus-based programs, tennis center events and the Tennis Channel. The facility also has a large scoreboard that displays text, pictures and videos, and Court 1 has a radar gun display for serves.
Built in large part thanks to a $1 million contribution from Grey Folkes and Ricky Stevens, the tennis center is home to the men's and women's teams, and is also available for use by the student body, faculty and staff and the Hampton Roads community.
This article was posted on: November 11, 2008
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