MURFRESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – An eight-court tennis facility was unveiled in Murfreseboro Wednesday by both the city and officials from Middle Tennessee State University.
The $5.8 million complex has over 70,000 square feet on Golf Lane with eight tennis courts, two electronic scoreboards, locker rooms, a pro shop, a lounge area and two floors with a mezzanine for spectator viewing.
“This new complex is something the entire community can be proud of for years to come,” said Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department Director Lanny Goodwin. “This certainly fulfills the vision that the City and MTSU had when we embarked on a bold endeavor to build a permanent home for Blue Raider Tennis and superb recreational opportunities for the Murfreesboro community.”
Since 2008, MTSU teams have practiced and played at an indoor facility in Nashboro Village in Nashville, about 30 miles from campus.
The school’s agreement with the city gives them priority access to the Adams Tennis Complex from 1 until 4 p.m. during tennis season, November until March.
“This is another in a series of partnerships that benefit both MTSU and the City of Murfreesboro,” said MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee. “The new indoor home for Blue Raider tennis will not only enhance the men’s and women’s programs but showcase these excellent programs by affording the community the opportunity to watch these players in action without having to travel to Nashville.”
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will operate the complex, including outdoor court usage and reservations.
Members of the Adams Tennis Complex will have special rates for court usage and clinics, among other benefits. Fees for community usage can be viewed at MurfreesboroTN.gov/tennisfees.
Murfreesboro is also in the process of hiring a new Head Tennis Professional who will be responsible for overseeing group tennis lessons, tennis leagues and tournaments, and managing staff responsible for assisting with tennis activities.
The new Adams Tennis Complex will be open to the public beginning July 15. It will be open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.