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Roger Knapp Tennis Center

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Release: July 24, 2007
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Roger Knapp Tennis Center

2525 Clark St., Des Moines, IA, 50311

The Roger Knapp Tennis Center, completed in Oct. of 1992, features six indoor and six outdoor tennis courts. Athletic team lockers, meeting rooms and tennis coaches offices are located here as well.

Drake has hosted the Missouri Valley Conference Championships as well as the NCAA Regional and Rolex Tournament.

Already one of the finest on-campus indoor tennis facilities in the Midwest, the Roger Knapp Tennis Center added another amenity to its arsenal with the June 2012 completion of a resurfacing project for its six indoor and six outdoor courts.

The indoor courts maintained the same surface coating but afford players a little more spring in their games during competition.

A 100 percent acrylic finish, with a brand new color scheme, one comparable to that found at the Australian Open (dark blue on light blue), highlights the courts. The surface is similar to that used at both the U.S. Open and Australian Open and is a medium-fast surface. The new indoor surface boasts improved grip and playability as well as compliments the lighting of the facility.

 

 

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