Vanderbilt announces upgrades to tennis facilities as part of Vandy United

Aria Gerson
Nashville Tennessean

Vanderbilt athletics is planning significant upgrades to its tennis facilities, including an upgraded tennis center, as part of the Vandy United fundraising campaign. 

As part of the project, announced Thursday, the existing indoor facility will add five more courts, better seating options, air conditioning, new lights and updated walls. In addition, the outdoor courts will be resurfaced with new lights and two new courts will be added with new fences and enhanced seating, according to a release.

According to a news release, construction will happen "concurrently" with other Vandy United projects, such as the new basketball practice facility.

This digital rendering shows planned upgrades to the Vanderbilt indoor tennis facility.

"We are incredibly grateful for the Lummis family’s lead gift to our tennis facility project,” Vanderbilt women’s tennis head coach Aleke Tsoubanos said. “This project will provide our student-athletes the opportunity to train, develop and compete at one of the premier tennis facilities in the country. ... We look forward to welcoming fans to the new facility to cheer on the Dores in our pursuit of more SEC and national championships."

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The women's tennis program won a national title in 2015. 

Aria Gerson covers Vanderbilt athletics for The Tennessean. Contact her at or on Twitter @aria_gerson.