The USTA announced that the Heritage Tennis Club is one of 33 winners in the USTA’s annual Outstanding Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country.
Heritage Tennis Club is a premier tennis club located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and features 8 indoor courts. Their USPTA and PTR certified professional teaching staff are dedicated to participants' skills and growth and the facility offers more than 365 programs for youth and adults each year. HTC features modern locker rooms, a lounge area complete with comfortable viewing areas, energy-efficient HVAC, and state-of-the-art lighting throughout the entire facility. The Arlington Heights Park District also recently participated in the USTA Park Agency Tennis Assessment. This report will be used to identify and prioritize opportunities for programming, budget, and growth in the Arlington Heights community.
“Great tennis facilities like the Heritage Tennis Club help us to grow the game at the grassroots level, and we are proud to recognize them for their ongoing impact on the sport of tennis,” said Craig Morris, Chief Executive, Community Tennis, USTA. “Heritage Tennis Club has embraced many of our tennis initiatives and kept the sport at the forefront of its community each year.”
To be considered for an award, facilities must be under the jurisdiction of a park and recreation department, an educational institution, a nonprofit corporation or be a private or commercially-owned-and-operated facility that offers both USTA and public programming designed to help grow tennis.
Facilities were judged on the following criteria: overall layout and adaptation to site; excellence of court surface and lights; ease of maintenance; accommodations for players, spectators and press/officials; aesthetics; graphics (including the use of signs and landscaping); amenities such as casual seating for spectators, food services and social areas; and the facilities’ participation in USTA programs.