Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex
There's no place like home for Rebel tennis players.
That's because UNLV is home to one of the top collegiate tennis facilities in the world. Opened in 1993, the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Complex has helped lift a tennis program on the rise even higher.
With 12 courts, seating for up to 2,000 fans and a sparkling stadium club, the $1.5 million Fertitta Complex has become the center of tennis for Las Vegas and a standard of excellence for college tennis programs. The Fertitta Complex underwent a major upgrade in the fall of 2006 with the demolition and replacement of all 12 courts and their surrounding areas. Freshly installed sidewalks, fences, windscreens, player benches and umpire chairs are all included in the $2 million project. The installation of an all-new, state-of-the-art lighting system in 2007 will complete the renovation. "We're very fortunate to have all-new courts," says UNLV men's head coach Owen Hambrook. "A great facility like this makes it a pleasure to come to work every day." Veteran women's head coach Kevin Cory says the early reviews have been unanimously positive. "Everyone who has seen them has raved. None of this would have been possible without the support of our Athletics Director Mike Hamrick and the UNLV administration. The facility has always been great, but with the new court areas, it moved up to another level."
Aside from the championship courts, the complex houses spacious offices for the four UNLV coaches, a conference room, equipment area, stringing station and ticket office. Both Rebel and Lady Rebel players can hit the books in the study room, relax in the players lounge complete with big-screen television, or make use of the modern locker room areas.
The school successfully hosted three NCAA Men's Regional Championships (1996-98), served as home to eight Men's ITA Regional tournaments and was site of the 1998 NCAA Women's Regional Championship.