The University of Michigan Athletic Department cordially invites you to become part of a new tradition. You have the opportunity to play at the finest state-of-the-art tennis venue in the country. The Varsity Tennis Center is home to the U-M men's and women's varsity squads. The Varsity Tennis Center has been picked as the site of the women's Big Ten Conference Championship in the spring of 2000 and hosted the men's championship in 1999.
The six-million-dollar project, funded through the generosity of lead donors Preston Robert Tisch (Indoor Building), William Clay Ford (Outdoor Courts) and friends of the University, is a masterful display of thoughtful design.
The eight indoor courts enjoy an expansive area (20') between each other, along with generous space (24') from baseline to curtain. The clean lines of the reflective ceiling are textbook examples of indoor court lighting. Using 16 lights per court, the facility produces an average of 165 foot-candles, more than adequate to host television coverage.
The 12 outdoor courts have 24 feet between each other, along with 21 feet from baseline to fence. There is also spectator seating for 600.
During the Fall/Winter Season court time from 2-6 p.m. is reserved for varsity practice (Monday-Friday). Call for exceptions. The Athletic Department reserves the right to close the building at its discretion for events.
Student -- Any enrolled U of M student
Individual members may sponsor the following for membership:
1. A spouse or any adult*
*** NOTE -- All memberships will expire on August 31, 2003 ***
Full Membership: (Sept. 1, 2002 - Aug. 31, 2003) Gives the member the privilege of both indoor and outdoor usage. Regular court fees will apply for indoor usage, complimentary outdoor court usage for all Full Membership card holders.
Fall/Winter Membership: (Sept. 1, 2002 - April 30, 2003) Gives the member the privilege of both indoor and outdoor usage. Regular court fees will apply for indoor usage, complimentary outdoor court usage.
Monthly Membership: Gives the member the privilege of using the indoor or outdoor courts for the months purchased (i.e., pays for 3 months, selects March, April and May. That member would have a combination of indoor and outdoor privileges). Regular court fees will apply for indoor usage, complimentary outdoor usage for the months selected during the outdoor season.
Court fees are based on an hourly rate. An individual's cost may vary depending upon singles or doubles and student rates.
e.g., if a student plays prime time with a member, the total cost would be $21. The cost for the student would be $8 and the cost for the member would be $13.
Reservations -- May be made starting two calendar days before date of play. Reservations can be made by phone or in person starting at 8 a.m.
Reservation Phone Number -- (734) 998-8844
Guests -- Members may bring guests. The guest fee is $8 per guest plus court time.
Shoes -- Whether playing indoors or outdoors, all shoes must be a tennis court type shoe, or white soled. All black soled shoes are prohibited.
Permanent Court Time -- For renting two or more courts either one time or on a continuing basis, contact Dick Pitcher at (734) 998-8839.
Want to freshen up? -- Changing area, lockers, showers and towels are available free of charge.
Racket strings a little weak? -- Have your racket restrung or regripped by the company the Wolverines use, Cayman Sports
Building Closures --
All home Michigan football Saturdays
All home varsity tennis matches
Four weeks of summer camps
Three weekends for the City of Ann Arbor Tournament
Instruction -- For individual or group lessons from the U-M varsity coaching staff, call the main desk at (734) 998-8844.
Last updated: Wednesday, 06-Nov-2002 15:26:37 EST
Athletic Department 1000 South State Street Ann Arbor MI 48109-2201
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