May 17, 2022, 12:22 p.m. HST
The University of Hawai’i at Hilo has reopened its tennis courts after making several upgrades and additions.
The tennis courts have been completely demolished and redone. They were renovated with improved drainage, a remodeled hitting pitch, a new fence and two pickleball courts were added, according to a press release.
“The courts went well,” UH-Hilo men’s and women’s tennis head coach Kallen Mizuguchi said in the statement. “Our teams and our community will greatly benefit from the new surface of the pitch. We are delighted that they are operational. Big mahalo to the sports department for getting the ball rolling on this project! »
The new courts provide less fatigue and more injury prevention and reduction for players through the use of force reduction technology and provide improved overall training quality and competitiveness.
“These new courts are a game-changer for our nationally recognized Vulcans tennis programs and significantly enhance the student experience here at UH-Hilo,” UH-Hilo Athletic Director Patrick Guillen said in the release. Press. “This new facility is also a great addition to our community, who use our courts on a daily basis.”
Community members can use the new courts on a first-come, first-served basis, with the exception of UH-Hilo tennis practices and United States Tennis Association league matches.
“We are grateful to our friends at UHH Facilities Planning and especially Construction Manager Brian Hill for their efforts in coordinating this project,” Guillen said in the press release. “A big mahalo also to our UH-Hilo senior leadership for making this a high priority for our campus. Without their support, this project would not be possible.