GW Unveils Renovations to Tennis Center
Court Resurfacing, Branding Part of Upgrades to Mount Vernon Facility
Aug 13, 2013
WASHINGTON - Over the course of the summer months, renovations were made to the GW Tennis Center on the Mount Vernon Campus, which serves as home to George Washington's NCAA Division I men's and women's tennis programs.
The 11-court facility, which is also open to GW students and Tennis Center members, received upgrades to the courts, windscreens, benches, clock tower window and offices. The enhancements mark the next step in GW tennis, giving the men's and women's programs one of the top facilities to practice and compete.
"Student-athletes deserve the commitment from the athletics department to provide the opportunity to achieve at the highest levels, and competing at an exceptional place such as the GW Tennis Center is just another step toward success," said Associate Athletics Director for Facilities Jason Wilson. "This has been a great transformation and we are excited to watch the student-athletes compete at an exceptional facility."
"We are grateful for the incredible team effort in making this renovation a reality, breathing new strength and vitality into an already notable facility," Head Women's Tennis Coach Dawn Buth said. "These improvements will dramatically enhance the experience of everyone who enjoys the GW Tennis Center: our student-athletes, the GW student body, the fans and the surrounding community."
Resurfacing of the 11 courts included making the courts level and painting them blue, repainting the baseline, sidelines, center service and service lines and the net line, and was completed by adding GW logos behind each baseline. Windscreens were also printed and placed on the surrounding fences. The windscreens behind the baselines incorporate both the GW and the "Raise High the Buff and Blue" logos, while the windscreen branding at the end of each row of courts reads "Colonials Tennis" and is accompanied by the Atlantic 10 Conference logo.
New white benches were added to each court, and tables and chairs were placed outside of the courts for fans to sit and observe. The large window beneath the clock tower received a vinyl 15-foot GW logo that faces the courts and can be seen from the other side of the facility. The GW Tennis Center also received office upgrades, including a new display case to show off the tennis programs' on-court achievements.
"The new energy that the resurfacing and branding has brought to the GW Tennis Center makes it an amazing place to train and compete," said head men's tennis coach Greg Munoz. "We are really looking forward to a strong start to the season."
Both of the Colonials' men's and women's tennis programs report to campus at the end of August and begin fall training in early September. GW will hold its first official match on the newly renovated courts during the spring 2014 season.