Tennis Center Progress

Tennis Center Progress

Construction is underway on a new tennis center at Suffield Academy. The project will be staged over two years, replacing the existing 10 courts with 12 new ones and adding a 2500 square foot building with gathering and activity spaces. The first four new courts have been completed.

The courts are being built by Classic Turf, a recognized leader in the engineering and construction of post tension concrete technology for sports facilities in the Northeast. Post-tension concrete is highly durable, and Classic Turf combines this with a patented all-weather sports surface.

The new courts are being designed to also dramatically enhance the spectator experience. Rather than having the previous 10-foot fencing around the courts, the new layout utilizes 8-foot fencing on the north and south sides and 4-foot fencing on the east and west. The courts are designed in pods of two. Eight new courts will replace the original ten following next season’s tennis season.

Construction of the new building will begin later this summer. It will house a central lounge area that will feed into the new courts, restrooms for women and men, storage space for tennis, and two 3-dimensional activity spaces with Trackman TMiO Golf Simulators. The building is being designed by noted architect Andrew Kotchen ’89, P’22, ’26 and his firm Workshop/ADP.