Municipal Tennis Facility of the Year: Oklahoma City Tennis Center
Steve Henry, director of programming, is more than ready for the Oklahoma City Tennis Center to be open year-round. For four decades, the facility only had outdoor courts, with nearly 45,000 players coming through the doors every year. “But every November, things would come to a screeching halt,” Henry says. “Then we’d have to reinvent the wheel every spring.”
In early 2016, the center opened six new indoor courts (to join its 24 outdoors) as part of an ongoing $3 million capital improvement campaign. Following the implementation of six dedicated youth courts and accompanying programming, the USTA recognized the center with an Outstanding Facility Award, and it is TI’s Municipal Facility of the Year.
“It has to be one of the best public tennis facilities in the country,” says David Minihan, executive director of USTA Oklahoma.
— Andrew Robinson
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