June 23, 2010
Tremendous progress has been made in the construction on the Goodfriend Tennis Center, and crews have only been at work for a little over one month.
The expansion is part of the first phase of improvements to Tennessee's tennis facilities. This job, which broke ground on May 17 and is scheduled to be completed in January, will expand UT's complement of indoor courts from 4-6. Once finished, the upgrades will put Tennessee's indoor facility on par with any school in the nation.
Future phases may include a new team building directly above the stands at the outdoor courts. The first level will feature a spacious team room, as well as a large film study room, lobby and areas for the display of various awards. Office space a conference room, for the coaches of both the men's and women's squads, will be located on the second floor, while the entirety of the top level will be designated as a hospitality room with a large balcony overlooking the six outdoor playing courts.