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University of Michigan
Varsity Tennis Center
2002-03 Information Guide

Preston Robert Tisch Building
William Clay Ford Outdoor Courts
2250 South State Street    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone -- (734) 998-8844    Fax -- (734) 998-8840

Play on the Same Courts the Wolverines Use!

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.

Varsity Tennis Center photo
2002-03 Fall/Winter Season
Sept. 1, 2002 - April 30, 2003
Regular Court Fees Apply

2003 Summer Season
May 1 - Aug. 31, 2003
$10 Indoor Fee

Fall/Winter Season Hours for Members
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
6 p.m. - Midnight
Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Summer Season Hours for Members
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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
Faculty/Staff -- Minimum 50% appointment
Retired Fac/Staff -- Any retired U of M employee
Athletic Donor -- Specific donor to the Tennis project or yearly Victor's Club
    level of $1,500
Letterwinner -- Any U of M varsity letter recipient
Alumni -- All graduated persons from any U of M campus
Track/Tennis Members -- Former members at the Track/Tennis Building who
    have maintained their status continuously since the closing of that facility.
Non-Affiliated -- Those individuals not affiliated with the University of Michigan
    may purchase a pass limiting play to all non-prime time hours.

Individual members may sponsor the following for membership:

1. A spouse or any adult*
2. Children under the age of 18 who live at home.
* Students may sponsor an adult (non-spouse) at the alumni rate

*** 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.

Students $80 $80 $25
Student Spouse $80 $80 $25
Retired Faculty/Staff 175 150 40
M-Club/Donor 330 280 70
Faculty/Staff 350 300 80
Alumni 400 340 85
  (Grandfathered Members Only)
450 380 100
Retired Fac/Staff Spouse same rate as sponsor
Sponsored Spouse / Adult
same rate as sponsor
Sponsored Child 50 40 25
Non-Affiliated 450 380 100
Student-Sponsored Adult 400 340 85

Court fees are based on an hourly rate. An individual's cost may vary depending upon singles or doubles and student rates.

Times Member Rate Student Rate
Prime $26 $16
Non Prime 20 12
Lunch Special 24 14
Early Bird 12 10
Night Owl 12 10

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.

Weekdays, Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Early Bird
9 a.m. - Noon Non Prime
Noon - 1:45 p.m. Lunch Special:
Get an hour and 45 minutes at a great rate
2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Non Prime
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Prime
10 p.m. - Midnight     Night Owl
Weekends, Saturday - Sunday
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Early Bird
9 a.m. - Noon Prime
Noon - 6 p.m. Non Prime (Saturday Only)
Noon - 8 p.m. Non Prime (Sunday Only)

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.

Updated 9/3/02

Last updated: Monday, 08-Sep-2014 09:38:15 EDT

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