An Exciting Time for Jayhawk Tennis
February 2016 to January 2017 proved to be a banner 12 months for the Kansas tennis program. The Jayhawks ended a 17-year drought from the NCAA Tournament, finished the 2016 season ranked No. 33 nationally, notched a 17-8 overall mark, good for second place in the Big 12 Conference and the team competed for the first time in their new $9 million Jayhawk Tennis Center at Rock Chalk Park.
The $9 million, indoor-outdoor, state-of-the-art facility joins Kansas’ soccer, softball, and track and field stadiums at Rock Chalk Park.
The facility features six indoor and six outdoor courts, multiple locker rooms, meeting spaces, coaches’ offices, a team lounge, a training room and a multi-purpose room in which to watch film.
The Jayhawk Tennis Center at Rock Chalk Park has stadium seating available, both indoor and outdoor, for great fan viewing of every court. The outdoor courts are also lighted for evening matches and every court has its own scoreboard.
“The new Jayhawk Tennis Center, coupled with the eight existing courts at Rock Chalk Park, will give us the opportunity to bring some big-time tennis events to Lawrence, including the Big 12 Championship and other local, regional, and national junior events,” said head coach Todd Chapman. “This new facility is going to be something all former, current and future Jayhawks are going to be proud of and excited about.”