Twelve tennis facilities are winners in the 33rd annual USTA Facility Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in construction and/or renovation. The facilities will be honored at the USTA’s Semi-Annual Meeting in New York City on Aug. 30. Of the dozen winners, the “Featured Facility” is the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California, a public facility that is the home of the BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s pro tourney.
To be considered for an award, facilities must be under the jurisdiction of a park and rec, an educational institution, or a nonprofit corporation, or a private or commercially owned-and-operated facility that offers both USTA and public programming designed to help grow tennis.
The 2014 winners are:
• Public Courts: Small (2 to 10 courts): Claybell Park, Richland, Wash.; Wexford Plantation, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
• Public Courts: Large (11 or more courts): Athens-Clarke Tennis Center, Athens, Ga.; Montgomery TennisPlex, Boyds, Md.; Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Samuell Grand Tennis Center, Dallas
• Educational Institution: Culver Academies Indoor Tennis Facility, Culver, Ind.
• Private Facilities: Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, Va. (Green Facility); Broken Sound Club, Boca Raton, Fla.; Indian Wells Tennis Center, Indian Wells, Calif. (Featured Facility); LifeTime Tennis Lakeville, Lakeville, Minn.; The Salvation Army, Greenville, S.C