Middle Tennessee State University, the City of Murfreesboro and the local tennis community
have established a partnership to raise funds to construct a new indoor tennis facility
in the heart of Murfreesboro.
As an avid tennis player, you can play a significant role in building an indoor tennis
facility that will benefit for years to come, including yourself and Blue Raider Tennis.
This is your chance to make a difference. Your generosity will help build a first-class facility.
"MTSU has a long and proud tradition of great tennis. The
addition of this much needed indoor tennis facility will be
a giant step toward both programs becoming perennial
top 25 nationally ranked tennis programs."
Jim "Yogi" Burgener, former MT tennis player (1971-74)
"The success of any tennis program revolves around recruiting.
I remember when I would have a recruit in, no
matter how great the visit had gone so far, eventually she
would get around to 'the question' - Where do you play in
Sandy Neal, former MT women's tennis head coach
"This will be another milestone in continuing to establish
a national tennis program at Middle Tennessee.
Our men's and women's tennis teams and local tennis
enthusiasts are hungry for a first-class facility to showcase
how great tennis is in our region."
Marco Born, former MT player and 2007 NCAA Doubles National Champion
"Rutherford County has needed a first-class indoor tennis facility for a long time. My family
has supported it financially, and I encourage other families to give as well. It will take
all of us working together to reach our goal of building an indoor tennis facility."
Shane Reeves, Murfreesboro business owner and tennis enthusiast
Why are we building a new indoor facility?
Currently residents and teams must travel to Nashville to compete and practice during the fall
and winter months. A new indoor facility will allow everyone to play here locally in all seasons. It also assists the
Blue Raider men's and women's teams in recruiting the top players in the world to our university.
Where will the new indoor facility be located?
The university and the athletic department are working to partner with the City of
Murfreesboro and the Parks & Recreation department to construct it at Old Fort Park
adjacent to the outdoor courts.
Why would you want to build it off campus?
An off-campus facility would provide the opportunity for local tennis enthusiast to
play during the fall and winter months. The Parks & Recreation department would operate
the facility on a daily schedule during times the facility is not in use by our men
What features will be in the new tennis facility?
The new facility will feature many great amenities for fans and tennis players alike.
You will enter the building in the main foyer. It will have six blue championship courts
along with grandstands to watch tennis matches. It will also have men's and women's
locker rooms. All court lighting will meet NCAA requirements.
Will the general public be able to use the facility?
Yes, that is the reason we are working to partner with the City of Murfreesboro and
build the facility at Old Fort Park. The general public can reserve court times to play.