K-State Women's Tennis plays in two different venues: Body First Fitness and Tennis Center in Manhattan for indoor matches, and the Mike Goss Tennis Stadium on the K-State campus for outdoor matches.
Kansas State dedicated the new Mike Goss Tennis Stadium on September 7, 2013, recognizing and honoring Goss for his generous gifts and support of K-State Athletics and Kansas State University. Goss is a 1981 graduate of Kansas State, earning an Economics degree from the College of Arts and Sciences and was a member of the varsity men’s tennis team from 1978-81. Goss is a Managing Director for Bain Capital LLC in New York, New York. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Tennis Channel, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to tennis, and is also on the Executive Committee for the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island.
In addition to K-State Athletics, Mike and his wife, Becky, support many other areas of Kansas State University, including scholarships and study abroad opportunities. Mike also serves as a Trustee of the KSU Foundation and is currently a member of the Board of Directors.
Located at the new outdoor facility for the Chester E. Peters K-State Rec Center, Mike Goss Tennis Stadium is part of a $3 million renovation of the outdoor facilities through the collaborative agreement between Kansas State Athletics, the K-State SGA and the K-State Student Rec Center.
The stadium features six outdoor courts, with purple playing surfaces and Powercats dividing the courts. The courts also feature a Musco lighting system, steel benches with K-State welded into the back rests and metal bleachers on the south side of the court with room to accommodate 400 fans.
In addition to the six new tennis courts, the renovated complex features three outdoor basketball courts and two sand volleyball courts. Future phases of the project will include a locker room space for the K-State tennis team, a scoreboard for K-State tennis matches, public restroom, an outdoor equipment rental area and two handball/racquetball courts.
K-State hosted its first event, the K-State Fall Invitational, at Mike Goss Tennis Stadium on Sept. 20-22, 2013.
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K-State has partnered with Body First Fitness and Tennis Center to utilize the indoor courts at its facility. Body First Fitness and Tennis Center features three indoor hard courts for the Wildcats to use for both competition and practice. In 2011, K-State recorded a 6-2 mark at the facility including its first-ever win over Texas A&M.
Home to Manhattan's only indoor tennis facilities, Body First Tennis and Fitness Center offers the chance to measure level of play and improvement with a variety of programs for the whole family with tennis programs and instruction for all levels. Body First offers a variety of programs for our members to participate in, including: Tennis Drill, Beginner Clinics,, Tennis Lessons, Junior Tennis Programs, Tennis Socials, and more.
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