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Vanderbilt University - Facilities
Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center   The Brownlee O. Currey Jr., Tennis Center was completed in November 1993. With the opening of its doors, the Vanderbilt tennis program now provides one of the finest tennis facilities – if not the finest – in the nation for varsity collegiate tennis. It was selected to host women’s NCAA Tournament regionals in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002. “The Curry Tennis Center really gives Vanderbilt an edge on other schools,” head coach Ken Flach said. “The facility is equipped with everything, from home and visiting locker rooms, to a team conference room to cameras on every court. With amenities like these, Currey is one of the finest indoor facilities in the country.” Plans for the new tennis center were unveiled in April of 1993 when former Director of Athletics Paul Hoolahan announced that a $2.2 million project was being made possible by the generous benefactors of Vanderbilt tennis. Nashville businessman Brownlee O. Currey Jr. spearheaded the fund raising for the project. Additional gifts were also made by the Joe. C. Davis, the Fleming Foundation and Mrs. Joanne Fleming Hayes. The previous tennis center, which had provided three indoor courts, underwent several changes throughout the renovation. A two-story, 16,000-square foot addition was made to the existing indoor structure, providing enough space for five indoor courts. The lower level of the facility now houses spacious locker rooms for both varsity teams as well as a training room and locker space for visitors. A special feature of the new center is a state-of-the-art audio/visual room, also located on the second floor. Small video cameras are mounted at the north end of each indoor playing court, allowing the coaches to monitor and record matches in progress on all five courts. The room also serves as a classroom for the coaches and their teams. In addition to the changes and adaptions to the interior of the tennis center, the building was given an exterior facelift as well. Its new, red-brick exterior now matches the architecture of many buildings on the Vanderbilt campus.