Preston Robert Tisch Building
William Clay Ford Outdoor Courts
2250 South State Street Ann Arbor, Michigan
Phone -- (734) 615-9347 Fax -- (734) 998-8840
Mailing Address: 1000 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
The University of Michigan Athletic Department cordially invites you to become a member of the Varsity Tennis Center -- home of the Michigan Wolverines! Completed in 1997, the $6 million indoor and outdoor complex provides the U-M tennis programs with a state-of-the-art on-campus training and competition site that is an excellent recruiting tool, and a premier and nationally-competitive facility to nurture the Maize and Blue for decades to come.
The indoor facility -- named the Preston Robert Tisch Building after the late New York Giants owner and a prime contributor to the facility -- accommodates eight indoor courts. Each court is located 20 feet apart with 24 feet from baseline to curtain. The clean lines of the reflective ceiling and the uniformity of the lighting are textbook examples of indoor court lighting. Using 16 lights per court, the facility lighting produces an average of 165 foot-candles, more than average to host television coverage. These characteristics were key in earning the indoor courts the prestigious "Court of the Year Award" in 2000 presented by Tennis Industry magazine.
The outdoor facility is named after William Clay Ford, a Michigan alumnus and owner/president of the NFL's Detroit Lions, who helped begin the fundraising campaign for the facility with a $1 million donation. The outdoor facility consists of 12 championship caliber courts with seating for 600 spectators.
The facility has served as the host site for some of the most prestigious intercollegiate events, including the ITA National Indoor Championships (2003-04), the Wilson/ITA Midwest Regional men's (2004-05) and women's (2000) championships, and the Big Ten Conference men's (1999 and 2009) and women's (2000 and 2011) championships.
2012-13 Fall/Winter Season
Sept. 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013
Regular Indoor Court Fees Apply;
Outdoor Court Fee: $4/hour
2013 Summer Season
May 1 - Aug. 31, 2013
Indoor Court Fee: $12/hour;
Outdoor Court Fee: $4/hour
Fall/Winter Season Hours for Members
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
6 p.m. - Midnight
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Summer Season Hours for Members
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
During the Fall/Winter Season court time from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. is reserved for varsity practice (Monday - Friday). Call for exceptions. The Athletic Department reserves the right to close the building at its discretion for events.
INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA
Student -- Any enrolled U of M student Faculty/Staff -- Current university appointment Retired Fac/Staff -- Any retired U of M employee Alumni -- All graduated persons from any U of M campus
SPONSORED MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY
Individual members may sponsor the following for membership:
1. A spouse or any adult
2. Children under the age of 18 who live at home.
Full Membership:Sept. 1, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2013
Fall/Winter Membership:Sept. 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013
Monthly Membership: Gives the member the privilege of using the indoor or outdoor courts for the months purchased (i.e., pays for 3 months, selects March, April and May). That member would have a combination of indoor and outdoor privileges. Regular court fees will apply for indoor and outdoor court usage.
MEMBERSHIP FEE STRUCTURE
U-M Student Spouse
COURT FEES AND HOURS
Court fees are based on an hourly rate. All members pay the same rate (i.e., student and member rate is the same). See chart below for rates during the Fall/Winter season:
PERMANENT COURT TIME
We are pleased to offer permanent court time contracts for the 2012-13 season. Permanent court time allows members the opportunity to reserve weekly court time for a defined contract length, helping to make certain your court is secure when you and your group want to play. It will eliminate the need to call in and hope a court is still available at the time you want, and allow for quicker entry onto the courts and less hassle at the front desk! Click here for details on how to apply.
POLICIES AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Reservation Phone Number -- (734) 615-9347
If you cancel a reservation less than 24 hours beforehand, you will be responsible for the court fee. Failure to do so could result in a revoking of membership.
Courts may be reserved for a maximum of two hours.
One individual may only reserve one court at a given time, only 5 players on a court at a time.
Players using both the indoor and outdoor courts must check in at the front desk before entering courts.
Proper court shoes with non-marking soles are required. Running shoes will not be allowed on the court. Any VTC staff member reserves the right to refuse court usage if a player does not have appropriate court shoes.
No food or drink shall be taken on court except water in plastic containers.
Tennis attire is to be worn while on court. Shirts must be worn at all times.
Cursing, yelling, racquet throwing, abuse to court surface, walls, ceiling or scoreboards will not be tolerated.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted anywhere on the Varsity Tennis Center property.
The University of Michigan holds no responsibility for injuries, accidents or stolen articles.
Lessons can only be given by VTC approved instructors. All other lessons are prohibited.
Ball hoppers and carts are not allowed
If your court is cancelled or taken for the varsity teams use, your next court time will be free of charge.
Building Closures --
All home Michigan football Saturdays
All home varsity tennis matches
Three weeks of summer camps
Three weekends for the City of Ann Arbor Tournament