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Tuesday, August 04, 2009New schedules for men’s and women’s tennis for the 2009-2010 season are available on the web site.
In the past the schedules for those sports have been divided into fall and spring, but this time around all of the events are listed. Some of the spring events do have times on them yet, but coaches Kristin Lusk and Andrew Harris will provide them as soon as possible.
The men’s team will play its indoor events at Richland Country Club and the women’s will play at Whitworth Country Club.
The tennis teams will practice on the new courts this fall and play matches on them this spring.
“The first match on the new courts will probably be March 5 against Campbell, which is also the first Atlantic Sun match of the season.
“I am expecting Campbell to be our first match on the new courts, weather permitting,” said Harris. “We all know how touch-and-go the weather can be in March.”
There are six new courts on the top of the new parking garage located between the baseball and softball fields. There are six courts on the top of the garage, with seating for 120 fans, and two "feature" courts along the edge of Granny White Pike at the end of the garage. Those courts will provide seating for 150 fans.
Adjacent to the six courts will be a tennis center that will include a pro shop, dressing rooms and a commons area. That part of the facility is not expected to be ready until spring since it is being built in phases.
The new tennis facility will also be the site for the Lipscomb Tennis Academy, which started this summer. The academy features classes for all ages and skill levels from children through adults. Classes will begin for the Fall Aug. 24. Anyone interested in signing up for a class can contact Harris, who is also serving as director of the academy, at 966-7029.