McMurry Tennis Camps
Facilities & Directions
Seidel-Swagerty Tennis Center
Initially called the “McMurry Tennis Courts,” the facility was re-named the Barbara Seidel-Swagerty Tennis Center in 2005 when then venue doubled from three courts to six.
Once the center expanded to six courts, McMurry was able to play host to full matches and tournaments without having to split time between the university and Rose Park. All six courts are lit allowing for evening play.
Since the expansion, all six courts received an overhaul in the summer of 2010 when the courts were re-surfaced with Plexipave and repainted with blue courts and green borders.
In addition, in the summer of 2011, McMurry will break ground on brand new locker rooms and coaches’ offices along with new storage to continue the improvement of the facility. The new locker room, which sets between two sets of three courts will allow spectator to see through to both sides for the first time and will allow for seating on the north and south sides of the complex. The locker room will also have a player’s lounge and a study area for the student-athletes.
Seidel-Swagerty, the center’s namesake was a McMurry alum, an avid tennis player, and made a generous donation prior to 2005 in order to make the on-campus facility a reality. She’s also contributed to the center’s upgrades throughout the duration of McMurry’s time on campus.
Directions to McMurry University
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Located 180 miles west of Dallas and 444 miles east of El Paso, Abilene may be reached from Interstate 20.
From the East:
On I-20, exit #292A toward Abilene. This will take you into Abilene on S. 1st. Follow S. 1st to Sayles Blvd, turn left. Continue down Sayles Blvd until you reach S. 14th. McMurry University will be on the southwest corner of the Sayles & S. 14th intersection.
From the West:
On I-20, exit #279 toward Abilene. This will take you into Abilene on S. 1st. Follow S. 1st to Sayles Blvd, turn right. Continue down Sayles Blvd until you reach S. 14th. McMurry University will be on the southwest corner of the Sayles & S. 14th intersection.
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