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San Antonio, TX (August 23, 2018) - The San Antonio Parks and Recreation is proud to announce that the McFarlin Tennis Center has been recognized as a 2018 United States Tennis Association (USTA) Outstanding Facility award winner. The McFarlin Tennis Center is one of 24 winners in the 37th annual USTA Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country.
As the result of almost half a million dollars combined investments in 2016 from the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, San Antonio Tennis Association Inc. (SATA Inc.) and the McFarlin Tennis Foundation, there have been many facility renovations and upgrades to the award winning facility.
The McFarlin Tennis Center hosted 16 tennis tournaments in the year 2017, with approximately 5,900 players participating. The McFarlin Tennis Center, centrally located in San Pedro Springs Park, has hosted top events such as the 2016 Texas CTA of the Year and the 2016 San Antonio Open, a women’s professional WTA 125K Event.
“Our ongoing partnership with the McFarlin Foundation and SATA enables the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department to support the game of tennis throughout the City of San Antonio, nationally and around the globe,” said Xavier Urrutia, Director of San Antonio Parks and Recreation. Urrutia added, “In addition to amazing tournaments held each year, the center is also the site for ongoing Fitness in the Park classes, NJTL (National Junior Tennis & Learning) programs, and adaptive programs.”
“We are all very proud of the recognition given to this great tennis facility by the United States Tennis Association. Getting the 2018 USTA Outstanding Facility Award not only provides the recognition, but will allow us to continue to bring big tennis events to the City of San Antonio and supports our Mission to promote and develop the lifetime sport of tennis,” said Antonio Garza, Executive Director, San Antonio Tennis Association, Inc.
McFarlin Tennis Center offers 22 lighted hard courts with pro shop, lockers, showers and a variety of services. Courts can be reserved for corporate tennis events and open tennis play. Year-round programs include tennis lessons, camps, clinics, tournaments and leagues.
“Great tennis facilities like the McFarlin Tennis Center 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 McFarlin Tennis Center has embraced many of our tennis initiatives and kept the sport at the forefront of its community each year.”
The McFarlin Tennis Center will be honored at the USTA Semi-annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Aug. 30.