Dallas Tennis Club Awarded National Honor
September 4, 2019 – The USTA today announced that the TBarM Racquet Club in Dallas, T.X., is one of 25 winners in the 38th annual USTA Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. The TBarM Racquet Club was honored at the USTA Semi-Annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Aug. 29.
Playing host to an annual USTA $125,000 Challenger, TBarM Racquet Club donates thousands of dollars of proceeds from the tournament to the local Dallas Tennis Association and other charities in the community. In addition to a robust tennis program, the facility is the first in North Texas to build padel courts to supplement their programming.
"Great tennis facilities like the TBarM Racquet Club help us to grow the game at the grass-roots level, and we are proud to recognize them for their ongoing impact on the sport of tennis," said Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive, USTA National Campus. "The TBarM Racquet Club has embraced many of our tennis initiatives and kept the sport at the forefront of its community each year."
To be considered for an award, facilities must be under the jurisdiction of a park and recreation department, an educational institution, a nonprofit corporation or be a private or commercially owned and operated facility that offers both USTA and public programming designed to help grow tennis.
Facilities were judged on the following criteria: overall layout and adaptation to site; excellence of court surface and lights; ease of maintenance; accommodations for players, spectators and press/officials; aesthetics; graphics (including the use of signs and landscaping); amenities such as casual seating for spectators, food services and social areas; and the facilities' participation in USTA programs.
Nominated facilities were voted on in the following categories: Public Courts that are either small tennis centers with 2-10 courts or large tennis centers with 11 or more courts; Private Facilities that support the USTA and other "growth of the game" programs open to the public; and Educational Institutions such as colleges, universities, public and private grade schools, middle schools, or high schools.
All 2019 award winners will receive a wall plaque and an all-weather sign, which can be mounted at the facility. In addition, each awardee will receive a one night stay at the Grand Hyatt New York and two US Open Grounds passes.
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