The varsity tennis facility will afford the women's and men's tennis programs the opportunity to bring home matches back onto the Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton campus, once again. The facility, with construction anticipated to conclude in the fall of 2016, will consist of eight NCAA sanctioned hard courts, an electronic scoreboard, shaded player seating and chair back seating for spectators.
The addition of our on-campus tennis facility will have a profound impact on our tennis programs said Pat Chun, FAU vice president and director of athletics. This will be another jewel to the vibrant Boca Raton tennis community and all of Palm Beach County.
Marcy Hora-Cava, FAU head women's tennis coach adds,The addition of a tennis facility adds to the continued growth of the world class campus and athletics program FAU has been developing, said Marcy Hora-Cava, FAU's head women's tennis coach.It will help in bringing the community and students to view our growing tennis teams as we pursue our goal to be nationally ranked.
An on-campus tennis facility is transformative for both the men's and women's tennis programs. We are excited about building fan engagement at our matches, especially for the students, and are thrilled about the potential opportunities to host collegiate, USTA and ITA tournaments, said Ricardo Gonzalez, FAU's head men's tennis coach.
The FAU Varsity Tennis Facility became a reality with a lead gift from Richard Sands of the Seagate Hotel and Spa. Project supporters are:
Dr. Charles Hennekens
Dr. Michael Dennis
Karen Corcoran Walsh
To contribute to the FAU Varsity Tennis Center or if you would like further information about this capital project to support the women's and men's tennis programs please contact Phil Rich at 561-297-0408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Construction photo as of 9/22/16