Atkins Tennis Center

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Atkins Tennis Center
Location 1800 S Wright St, Urbana, IL 61802
Opened November 2, 1991
Renovated 2009
Owner University of Illinois
Architect Ken Nelson
Capacity 3,800
Tenants
Illinois Fighting Illini men's tennis (1991-present)
Illinois Fighting Illini women's tennis (1991-present)
JSM Challenger of Champaign–Urbana (2002-Present)
2013 NCAA Division I Tennis Championships

Opened in 1991 at a cost of $5.3 million, the Atkins Tennis Center is home to both men and women's tennis at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[1] The tennis center features six indoor courts and twenty outdoor courts.[2] Additionally, the complex has a pro shop and court times for general public use. It also hosts elite junior tournaments and one of the longest running professional tournaments on the USTA Pro Circuit: the JSM Challenger. Another name for the Center is the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex.

2013[edit]

The 2013 NCAA Division I Women's and Men's Tennis Championships was hosted by the Atkins Tennis Center. This was the first time since 2005 (when there was a combined men and women's championship) that a Midwest school hosted the NCAA Tournament.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Atkins Tennis Center". Athletics.illinois.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Atkins Tennis Center". Athletics.illinois.edu. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  3. ^ "FightinIllini.com". Retrieved 30 January 2014.