Clemson University Tennis Center

Clemson, SC

This state-of-the art tennis venue for the Clemson University men’s and women’s varsity tennis teams features outdoor competition courts and a 700-seat permanent stadium. The 61,200 SF Clemson University Tennis Center includes a six-court indoor tennis space; concessions and public restrooms; and a clubhouse with locker rooms, a training room, equipment rooms, player lounges, and coach offices. Related site work created a new parking area and six new outdoor practice courts.

The primary design goals for the project included improving the student athlete and fan experiences and creating a strong presence along the main vehicular thoroughfare into campus. The new building is oriented along an east-west axis, optimizing sun exposure while maintaining desired full sun on the outdoor varsity courts. The clubhouse wraps around the existing varsity courts, creating an intimate interaction between the student athletic spaces and the site. The materials palette of masonry, metal panel, and glass complements the campus built environment while creating a contemporary aesthetic.


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