Atkins Tennis Center

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Atkins Tennis Center
Location 1800 S Wright St, Urbana, IL 61802
Owner University of Illinois
Capacity 3,800
Surface Hardcourt
Construction
Opened November 2, 1991
Renovated 2009
Architect Kenneth L. Nelson
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. Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  2. ^ "Atkins Tennis Center". Athletics.illinois.edu. Archived from the original on 2014-02-10. Retrieved 2014-02-24. 
  3. ^ "FightinIllini.com". Retrieved 30 January 2014.