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Arizona State University - Facilities

Whiteman Tennis Center

The Whiteman Tennis Center serves as the home to Arizona State's nationally ranked men and women's tennis teams.

The original complex was dedicated May 8, 1976. It featured eight fully lit asphalt-based courts with a seating capacity of 1,200. Jack Whiteman, president of a local machinery company, paid the majority of the $300,000 it cost to build the tennis center. The Sun Devil Club also donated funds for the construction of the facility.

Whiteman, born in 1914, passed away in 1999 at the age of 85.

Whiteman served as host to the Women's National Championship in 1977 and in 1981, as well as the 1976 Western Athletic Conference Championship. Whiteman is annually the site of the men and women's Thunderbirds Collegiate Invitational, one of the country's premier tournaments. In addition, the complex is also host to numerous junior tournaments.

Both programs received a boost and a facelift in 1999 by the generous support of both the Phoenix Thunderbirds and the Ed Robson family. The Whiteman Tennis Center now boasts a $800,000 state-of-the-art Robson Player Facility that spans an area of 6,640 square feet.

The facility includes men and women's locker rooms, team areas, coaches' offices and a training room. The lower level also features several shaded tables, while the second level features a shaded viewing terrace of the entire complex. Additionally, the Robson Player Facility can also be utilized for dinner and university functions.