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Wake Forest University - Facilities
Built to serve as the home to the Wake Forest men's and women's tennis teams along with the ATP's Winston-Salem Open, the Wake Forest Tennis Center opened in the summer of 2011 as one of the finest facilities in all of college tennis. The state-of-the-art complex features 13 Deco-Turf II courts, the same court surface that is used at the US Open, affording the Demon Deacons the opportunity to play on some of the nicest courts in the Atlantic Coast Conference, if not the country. It was designed with the intention of hosting the NCAA Championships in mind, making Wake Forest one of only a handful of schools with a facility capable of doing so. The six courts that will be used for varsity matches are divided into two banks of three that are arranged in a V-shape, allowing for optimal spectator viewing. Having 13 courts also allows the men's and women's teams to play dual matches simultaneously. The outdoor facility is conveniently located next to the Wake Forest Indoor Tennis Center, which houses eight indoor courts along with coaches offices, providing a central location for Wake Forest tennis. Every August, the complex hosts the Winston-Salem Open at Wake Forest University, an ATP World Tour 250 event that is the last professional tournament prior to the start of the US Open. Greensboro-native John Isner won the inaugural championship in 2011. The tennis center will also host a number of junior tournaments and other tennis events throughout the year. Prior to the 2011-12 season, the Wake Forest tennis teams played on-campus in Leighton Stadium, a five-court facility that was constructed in 1989.