MTSU Announces New Tennis Complex
By: Austin Caperton
MTSU’s Men's and Women's Tennis teams have experienced great success recently, and MTSU has rewarded them for their efforts, announcing plans to build a new on-campus tennis complex.
“It will be a huge benefit to our program and our student-athletes to be able to finish classwork, workouts in the gym, and be in walking distance to play at a top-notch on-campus facility day in and day out,” said Men’s head coach Jimmy Borendame.
The Blue Raiders tennis teams, anchored by Borendame and Women’s Coach Tayo Bailey-Duvall, have been on the rise the past few years, with the Men's team winning back-to-back Conference USA championships and holding the longest active home win streak in the country.
MTSU’s current outdoor tennis complex, the Buck Bouldin Tennis Courts, is over 40 years old and was greatly affected by the improvements made to Middle Tennessee Boulevard, limiting their appeal.
"With this new development and our indoor facility, the Adams Tennis Complex, our facilities will be elevated to the same level of numerous SEC and ACC programs," said Borendame.
The complex is expected to be complete by 2023 and will feature eight outdoor courts with spectator viewing areas. The current plans also include coaches’ offices and locker rooms to be housed in an adjacent tennis building.
Borendame called the new complex "a game-changer for tennis not only at Middle Tennessee but for the entire mid-state tennis community as a whole."
The Raiders will continue to play their matches at the Adams Tennis Complex until the completion of the new complex in 2023.