February 19, 2015
Dallas (SMU) – SMU will dedicate its new 45,000-square-foot tennis complex at noon Friday, Feb. 20, opening a competition-level facility for practice, training and tournament play.
The complex will be home to SMU's top-ranked men's and women's tennis teams and will provide a premier venue for tennis fans.
The SMU Tennis Complex includes the Turpin Stadium, with six outdoor courts and a 300-seat viewing terrace, and the Brookshire Pavilion, with six indoor courts and a 280-seat viewing area. The courts feature individual scoreboards, and officials will use handheld remotes to update scores wirelessly. Court surfaces are covered with Plexipave, optimum for practice and top-level competition, and the same surface used at the home of the U. S. Open, the USTA National Tennis Center in New York. The third-floor Edwin L. Cox Club Suite includes both outdoor and indoor court viewing areas.
The SMU Tennis Complex also features locker rooms for home and visiting teams, classrooms, coaches' offices and a training room for student athlete treatment, injury prevention and rehabilitation with hot and cool hydrotherapy tubs.