Wittenberg University’s David B. and Georgiana S. Albright Tennis Complex has undergone a transformation that gives Tigers who love racquet sports their most welcoming and high-tech facility yet.
Located at the intersection of Bill Edwards Dr. and Lowry Ave., the Albright Tennis Complex has served campus well over the course of nearly three decades. With the latest restoration, the six-court facility features an acrylic hard surface, similar to the surface utilized by the United States Tennis Association at its Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City, host of the U.S. Open.
“The courts will have great bounce and grab for the ball, and since they are so new, they will play slightly slower than a normal pace of hard court,” said Tyler Johnston, Wittenberg’s head coach for men’s and women’s tennis. “Over time they will speed up because of normal natural wear and play.”
Wittenberg worked with Heiberger Paving, Inc., to complete the project. The same company worked with The Ohio State University to prepare the playing surface for the Ty Tucker Tennis Center in Columbus.
Johnston is thrilled to have his team playing and practicing at such an outstanding on-campus facility. He worked closely with members of Wittenberg’s Office of University Advancement over 18 months to secure funding for the project.