After breaking ground on construction in January of 2010, the Indoor Tennis Facility was completed in April of 2011. The multimillion dollar Indoor Tennis Facility serves as an additional playing arena for the Florida State tennis teams. Since the completion in spring of 2011, the facility has served as both a site for training and competition.
The building hosts six regulation courts, locker rooms, athletic training room, equipment room, office and lobby . With this newest facility, both Seminole Tennis teams are equipped with the tools to host both regional and national championships now and in the future. For the next phase, plans are in place to add spectator seating, team lounges, extended locker rooms, offices and a press box.
Besides use from the tennis programs, the Multi-Purpose Educational Facility is used for academic classes, clinics and camps. The facility was the first indoor tennis facility approved for college competition in the state of Florida and one of just a few in the southeast.
The women’s tennis team had its first practice on April 6, 2011 while the men practiced the next day on April 7. At the men’s Seminole Invitational during September 2011, the back draws were played there for the facilities first competition. The first women’s dual match was played on January 21, 2012 against UCF where Florida State won 6-1. The men’s team played Furman on January 22, 2012 and came off the courts with a 7-0 victory.
The building was designed by Architects: Lewis + Whitlock while construction was completed by Rippee Construction.