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The Ohio State University

Ty Tucker Tennis Center

Project Description

Moody Nolan led the design for a new six-court indoor tennis practice and competition center with seating for 450 spectators for both the men’s and women’s teams at The Ohio State University.

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The new facility creates a complete indoor and outdoor tennis complex on campus to bring the athletes back into the heart of the athletic district at Ohio State. A new entry plaza connects the indoor to the outdoor and gives continuity to both facilities.

State-of-the-art courts, locker rooms, and training facilities for the athletes were a priority for the university. An office suite on the mezzanine that overlooks the indoor and outdoor courts puts the coaches in the middle of the action, regardless of where the team is practicing or competing.

Spectator amenities include concessions, an impressive A/V system, and interactive hall of fame displays. The video board, at time of construction, boasts being the largest at any Big Ten tennis facility to give high-quality video to the spectators during an event. In addition to general seating at each court, loge seating allows for VIP patrons of the program to sit out in front of the rest of the spectators in between courts to allow a better view. Drink rails behind the seating allow for movement between courts as the play progresses throughout a tournament.

The building is named after Coach Ty Tucker, the current men’s head coach and director of Ohio State Tennis. Coach Tucker is the winningest men’s tennis coach in Big 10 history, and this building is a testament to his legacy at the university.