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Ambler Tennis Stadium/Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center

Directions to Ambler Tennis Stadium:
From RDU Airport (and Points East)
1. Exit the Airport on Westbound I-40
2. After 4 miles, merge on to NC-147N towards Durham/Downtown. Exit No. 279B
3. After 8.5 miles, exit Chapel Hill Street. Exit No. 13
4. Chapel Hill Street becomes Duke University Road
5. Proceed to dead end, turn right on HW 751
6. At next stop light (Science Drive), turn right.
7. Turn right on Towerview Road.
8. Turn right into parking lot, Ambler is west of the parking lot.

From points north traveling on S I-85
1. Exit 15-501 Bypass South
2. On 15-501, Exit at HW 751, turn left at the light.
3. Proceed to third light (Science Dr.) and turn left.
4 . Turn right on Towerview Road.
5 . Turn right into parking lot, Ambler is west of the parking lot.

From points south traveling on N I-85
1. Exit on HW 751, Exit No. 170
2. Turn right at first light.
3. Go three miles and at the fourth light, turn left on Science Drive.
4. Turn right on Towerview Road.
5 . Turn right into parking lot,
Ambler is west of the parking lot.

Over the past decade, Duke University has invested more than $10 million to make its athletic facilities among the finest in the nation. This commitment is evident in the changes instituted directly for the Blue Devil tennis teams. Duke Athletic Director Joe Alleva continues to lead the way in providing Duke with top facilities to help student-athletes stay in peak condition.

Completed in the summer of 1987, the Duke Tennis Stadium is currently being renovated into the Ambler Tennis Stadium. The facility is being funded by Merrill Ambler and will feature seat-backs for fan seating, a scoreboard, new courts and restrooms. The projected completion date is January 2002.

In addition to the fine outdoor courts, the Duke athletic department completed the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center in the winter of 2000. Named after Karl and Alice Sheffield, the facility features six courts, offices for the coaches, a hall of fame room and locker rooms. It was awarded the 2000 United States Tennis Association Outstanding Tennis Facility on February 25, 2001, during the match against Virginia Commonwealth. The Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center is only the third tennis center in North Carolina to receive the award since it began in 1981.

Across from Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke's famous basketball arena, is the William David Murray Building. This facility is a 12-year-old, $2.4 million structure. The middle floor of the building's three stories features a modern weight room and an extensive health training area. The size of both areas and the many up-to-date conveniences included in each provide Duke's strength coach and training staff with the capacity to serve all Blue Devil athletes.

The weight room is another extensive area. The 5,000 square-foot weight room is located in the Wilson Center for the use of all Olympic sports. The room includes four platforms, two power racks, and uses mostly free weights and dumbbells.

Debuting in the spring of 1999, the Schwartz-Butters Athletic Center is the newest of the Duke athletic buildings. It houses the men's and women's basketball offices, the new Duke Hall of Fame, basketball weight room, the Campbell Academic Center and training room facilities.

Duke athletes are also provided with the finest in sports medicine and training. The tennis teams are supplied with a complete training room and staff, thus helping to prevent injuries and properly care for medical setbacks.

The Blue Devils have had tremendous success since the completion of the Duke Tennis Stadium in 1987. The women's squad, ACC Champions each of the last 14 seasons, owns a 110-11 record in its first 14 years using the complex. Duke has been undefeated at home six of the last 11 seasons, while the Blue Devils have only lost to one ACC team (Wake Forest in 2000) at the Duke Tennis Stadium.