Tennis Industry magazine


Inside Track

Two indoor court winners provide local players with year-round tennis.

By Peter Francesconi

These two indoor court winners of the Racquet Sports Industry/American Sports Builders Association Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards represent two ends of the spectrum.

One, the Centre Court Racquet Club in Louisville, Tenn., is all about tennis, with four indoor courts and four outdoor. The other, the Vaughan Athletic Center in Aurora, Ill., is a state-of-the-art multipurpose facility funded by a partnership between the city and a park district, and complete with multiple fitness and weight rooms, indoor running track, fieldhouse, and much more.

The Centre Court Racquet Club’s four indoor courts are housed in a fabric frame building, and inside that is a prefabricated panel building with the office, locker rooms, child care rooms, and a mezzanine level viewing and social area. The Vaughan Center is 225,000 total square feet with a prefabricated 12-mm rubber multisport surface that accommodates five tennis courts.

But the similarity is that the two sites, which are both new construction, are excellent havens for local tennis players.

Centre Court Racquet Club

Centre Court Racquet Club

Louisville, Tenn.
(Nominated by Baseline Sports Construction, Knoxville, Tenn.)
Number of Indoor Courts: 4
General Contractor: Baseline Sports Construction
Surface: Nova Sports USA
Fabric Frame Building: Universal Fabric Structures
Lights (indoor and outdoor): LSI Industries
Net Posts: Edwards
Nets, Divider Nets, Backdrop Curtains, Equipment: BP International
Baskets, Hoppers, Scorekeepers, Benches: Douglas Industries

Vaughan Athletic Center

Vaughan Athletic Center/Fox Valley Park District

Aurora, Ill.
(Nominated by Keifer Specialty Flooring Inc., Lindenhurst, Ill.)
Number of Indoor Courts: 5
Specialty Contractor: Keifer Specialty Flooring
Surface: Mondo Rubber Sports Flooring

For details on the 2007 Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year Awards, contact the ASBA at 866-501-ASBA or

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Peter Francesconi is editorial director of Tennis Industry magazine.



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