JW Isenhour Tennis Complex Expansion at North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University serves up an expansion to its campus tennis facilities that support the University’s competitive and popular NCAA tennis program. The changes to the Curtis and Jacqueline Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium at the JW Isenhour Tennis Complex involve the replacement, relocation, and upgrade of the exterior court surface and subsurface conditions. Upon entering the complex, fans and athletes are surrounded by the school colors of red and white, which are incorporated into everything from the unique entry plaza to the courts themselves.

The tennis courts have been shifted northward from the previous location to make room for the construction of the grandstand and mezzanine structure now located along the south side of the facility. The 516-seat grandstand replaces the previous hilltop bleachers, improving spectator comfort and providing a more convenient way to move from court to court. The court surfaces include improved rainwater drainage, court lighting, and team shelters to shade players. Two sets of stairs and a wheelchair lift connect the mezzanine to the spaces below, which include storage, utilities, and conditioned restroom facilities.

Other site improvements include an elevated pedestrian walkway that connects the main plaza entrance and parking facilities to the mezzanine and grandstand. To accommodate the relocation of the new courts, a retaining wall preserves the remaining hill and monument trees on the north side of the facility.