Clemson’s newly transformed tennis complex reflects a 30 percent increase in indoor court capacity. The overall improvements take the school’s tennis program to a whole new level. The state-of-the-art indoor facility, which features six courts, replaces a smaller four-court facility. The 45,000-square-foot building features an elevated viewing level with bleachers, as well as three separate viewing balconies overlooking the exterior courts. The indoor facility can now accommodate nearly 400 spectators. Outside, Sherman added six tennis courts and replaced the six existing courts – for a total of 12 state-of-the-art courts. The project team also completely refurbished the grandstands and installed new bleachers. The new varsity court amenities include individual electronic scoreboards and an overall match scoreboard.
The new 11,000 square-foot, two-story clubhouse replaces an outdated operations building. Featuring high-end finishes, the new facility provides a wide array of special amenities and incorporates the latest technology. Clubhouse highlights include coaches and administrative offices, pristine locker rooms, men’s and women’s lounge areas for players, sports medicine rehab area, hydrotherapy room, Hall of Fame, and spectator viewing areas of outdoor courts. Additional features include a rooftop plaza with capacity for up to 100 people, public restrooms on the ground level, and outdoor concession stands. Site improvements include an adjoining lot with 80 spaces for guest parking.
Sherman delivered Clemson’s high-quality tennis complex on schedule, within budget and with an outstanding safety record – 60,000 man-hours with ZERO lost-time incidents or accidents. The Hoke Sloan Tennis Center was awarded two Green Globe certifications for environmentally friendly construction. These are the first Green Globe awards earned for construction on the Clemson University campus.
This project was the recipient of the Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Eagle Award.
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