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Game. Set. Match.
May 07, 2021
Jennifer ’86 and Mark Styslinger ’87 and the Altec/Styslinger Foundation commit $4 million to name the new Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex at SMU.

Game. Set. Match.


Tennis was fundamental to shaping who I am, and Jennifer and I know this complex will provide opportunities for other young student-athletes to achieve their goals as well.

— Mark Styslinger, senior vice president of sales and service for Altec Inc.

The quality and caliber of SMU tennis is exceptional, and the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex reinforces SMU’s commitment to competing at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. In addition to providing a great environment for players and spectators, the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex will meet the evolving needs of the tennis program, helping the University to recruit gifted student-athletes.

“Jennifer and I met at SMU, and we were thrilled to have the chance to support a place that has been so important in our lives,” said Mark Styslinger, senior vice president of sales and service for Altec Inc., a manufacturing company founded in 1929 by his grandfather, Lee J. Styslinger, Sr. “Tennis was fundamental in shaping who I am, and I know this complex has already begun providing opportunities for other young student-athletes to achieve their goals as well, and will continue doing so in the future.”

Expected Impact

  • Shape and sustain future tennis champions.
  • Help SMU recruit top-ranked student-athletes.
  • Serve the needs of the greater tennis community in Dallas and beyond.

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The Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex has enabled SMU to attract top-ranked student athletes, to build on our excellent tennis programs and to continue partnering with outside organizations for community outreach.

— SMU President R. Gerald Turner