Racquet Club of Memphis
The Racquet Club of Memphis is a private tennis club in Memphis, Tennessee. The club was formed in 1974 as an expansion of the Memphis Athletic Club. An ATP Tour tournament, today called the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships came to the club in 1976 and was given an elevated "500" status in 2008. The increased status will bring higher caliber players, a higher prize package and more points to the players. The change took effect in 2009. A 5,000-seat stadium was constructed in 1984. The club features 27 total courts: 11 indoor and 16 outdoor. Today, the ATP tournament is joined by a WTA Tour event, the Cellular South Cup.
In 2008, Golden Set Holdings LLC and San Jose, California-based Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment (now Sharks Sports and Entertainment) purchased the Racquet Club, the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships and Cellular South Cup from the previous owner, Mac Winker, and renovated. In 2009, The Racquet Club of Memphis officially became the home for men's and women's tennis at the University of Memphis.
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