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Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center
Home to the Horned Frogs men’s and women’s tennis teams, Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center is considered among the finest facilities of its kind. In 1990, Tennis Magazine listed the center as one of the top-25 tennis facilities in the country. It was also selected as an Outstanding Public Tennis Facility in 1998 by the USTA Facility Awards Committee.

Completed in 1976 at a cost of more than $2 million, Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center is located on the southwest corner of the TCU campus. The indoor/outdoor complex features 22 outdoor courts. The six outdoor Bernard J. “Tut” Bartzen Stadium Tennis Courts are reserved solely for the Horned Frog tennis teams. The facility also boasts five indoor courts.

In 1980, the Friedman Tennis Center gave Fort Worth its first indoor tennis facility. The $500,000 extension houses five indoor courts that were funded by the Mary Potishman Lard Trust.

Located southeast of the center’s pro shop, the indoor complex assures the TCU tennis program of having one of the most complete facilities in the country.

“Our indoor tennis facility is a great part of our tennis campus here at TCU. It literally is 50 yards from our tennis team building and is within 50 feet of the outdoor courts,” TCU head coach Jefferson Hammond said.

Tut" Bartzen
Former Tennis Center Director and Tennis Coach "Tut" was named head coach for both the TCU men's and women's varsity programs in 1974 after a 12-year career with Colonial Country Club. The native of San Angelo, Texas, played collegiate tennis at William and Mary College where he recorded 50 consecutive single wins. Bartzen also was a member of two NCAA championship teams and won the NCAA Doubles Championship. He was ranked in the USTA's top 10 for nine straight years and was twice ranked # 2. Bartzen won the USTA Clay Court Championships four times in single, twice in doubles and also claimed the Canadian Championships and the Tri State/Western Championships. He was a co-captain of the U.S. Davis Cup Team and won 15 matches while representing the country. Bartzen retired as coach and director of the Tennis Center in 1998 and was presented with the Rolex Meritorious Service Award from the ITA. TCU honored Coach Bartzen for his long years of service and excellence by naming the Varsity Courts in his honor in December of 1995.