TENNIS PLAYING FACILITIES
K-State Women's Tennis plays in two different venues: Body First Fitness and Tennis Center in Manhattan for indoor matches, and the K-State Tennis Stadium on the K-State campus, for outdoor matches.
K-State has partnered with Body First Fitness and Tennis Center for the last four seasons 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.
The brand-new K-State Tennis Stadium features six outdoor courts, with purple playing surfaces and Powercats dividing the courts. The courts also feature 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. The K-State Tennis Stadium is part of a $3 million renovation of the outdoor facilities at the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex. The renovated complex features two 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.
BUD AND MARTI NEWELL STRENGTH COMPLEX
The Bud and Marti Newell Strength and Conditioning Complex, which is located in the Vanier Sports Complex, is a newly-renovated 13,000 square foot weight facility that includes more than $100,000 worth of essential weight training equipment.
The complex also contains a new improved athletic training facility complete with hydrotherapy center.
Under the guidance and supervision of head strength coach Mike Kent, and a nationally certified strength and conditioning staff, each and every athlete is trained to reach peak physical performance.
The state-of-the-art training facility is an integral part of K-State’s tennis success.
VANIER ACADEMIC LEARNING CENTER
Named for donors Jack and Mary Vanier, the Vanier Complex not only is the home to the nationally-prominent Kansas State football team, but also houses one of the top academic facilities.
Among the features of the academic learning center are:
- 50+ tutors provide various levels of support.
- A computer lab with 24 computers is staffed with specialists.
- The staff assesses the academic level of new student-athletes to aid in the advising process.
- Athletes have the distinct privilege of enrolling early to insure the availability of classes.