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Old 05-16-2017, 06:01 PM   #1
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I see that UNI is getting new tennis courts. 2 questions:
What is going to happen with the current courts?
Will this be an outdoor facility exclusively?
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I see that UNI is getting new tennis courts. 2 questions:
What is going to happen with the current courts?
Will this be an outdoor facility exclusively?
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I'm guessing it's outdoors only. Guessing only though. I'd think Chris wouldn't want to take it away from the Club, but could be wrong. I'd be curious if it is open for public use or not as I would selfishly love to use it! 😀
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I see that it's a $1.5 million build, with CF schools, CF City, and Blackhawk gaming money being involved. That just seemed fairly expensive for outdoor courts...but I haven't priced them recently!
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I'm guessing it's outdoors only. Guessing only though. I'd think Chris wouldn't want to take it away from the Club, but could be wrong. I'd be curious if it is open for public use or not as I would selfishly love to use it! 😀
According to the Waterloo Courier, the new tennis courts will be shared between UNI and Cedar Falls schools and the public is also welcome to use them. The old tennis courts will be turned into green space.
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According to the Waterloo Courier, the new tennis courts will be shared between UNI and Cedar Falls schools and the public is also welcome to use them. The old tennis courts will be turned into green space.
The old courts referenced in the article to become green space are those at the Robinson-Dresser complex on 12th near Birdsall Park ... are there any courts left on campus?
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The old courts referenced in the article to become green space are those at the Robinson-Dresser complex on 12th near Birdsall Park ... are there any courts left on campus?
Right off of Hudson Rd by the Towers.
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I assumed the ones by the towers were the ones becoming the green space, that would make the most sense considering these new ones would only be a few hundred yards away.
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I assumed the ones by the towers were the ones becoming the green space, that would make the most sense considering these new ones would only be a few hundred yards away.
It is actually a joint project between the city, CF Schools and UNI to replace the Robinson-Dresser courts, at least according to this story:

http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/edu...5f8bce619.html

From looking at the Women's Tennis information on the unipanthers.com site, it looks like they hosted meets in Waterloo last season. Did they practice at Robinson-Dresser or the courts by the towers?

(If you are old - like me - or grew up playing on the UNI campus as a kid - again, me - you will remember the courts on the hill west of the PEC and where the Curris Business Building now stands ... the ones behind the PEC were windy but great for late night/early morning tennis and such and the ones where Curris now stands were the best on campus, IMO).

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They've played all of their home matches indoors in Waterloo for quite a few years now. They may have used Byrnes Park in Waterloo as well.

This is long overdue. Next up as far as non-major projects has to be an outdoor artificial surface that soccer can use for game and football can use so they don't have to go to Waverly all the time.
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Is the new facility indoors or outdoors?
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None of the articles I have read mention whether it is outdoors or indoors. It seems more logical that they will be outdoor courts. Also, it looks like it will total up to 8 or 9 courts at the new location.
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