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    Curtis & Jacqueline Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium

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      The 30,000-square-foot J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center, which includes state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor tennis courts, is one of several examples of NC State's commitment to first-rate facilities. The newly expanded complex, built on West Campus near Doak Field at Dail Park, is one of the nicest indoor and outdoor tennis facilities in the nation.

      The facility was designed exclusively for use by the men's and women's tennis varsity programs at NC State and meets all of the standards set by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

      The outdoor stadium, named in honor of a facility-enhancement gift from longtime donors Curtis and Jacqueline Dail, was completed in the fall of 2011, with six lighted courts, chairback seating for up to 1,000 spectators and an electronic scoreboard. The new home of the Wolfpack offers unprecedented viewing options and other amenities for spectators and has an elegant brick entrance.

      The indoor courts, named in honor of former Wolfpack standout Andy Andrews, opened in August of 2004 and gives the Wolfpack's men's and women's players a year-round, on-campus training facility. There is championship seating for up to 200 spectators to enjoy college tennis action in all weather conditions. In addition, the complex provides lockerrooms for men and women, coaches' offices and a luxurious players lounge complete with plush couches and a large flat-screen television.

      In September of 2004, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) honored the indoor facility with the organization's 2004 Outstanding Facility award. One of only four collegiate complexes to receive the honor, the home of Wolfpack tennis finds itself among some top-rate playing venues, as only 15 of the nation's facilities collect the prestigious honor.

      The entire indoor and outdoor complex is named in honor of J.W. Isenhour, a former head coach of NC State men's tennis from 1968-81. Isenhour also led the women through three successful seasons. He brought NC State tennis from near obscurity into the limelight in the 1970s. Isenhour's men compiled back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference championships in 1978 and 1979 and advanced in the NCAA Championships in 1978.


      The Curtis & Jacqueline Dail Outdoor Tennis Stadium opened in the spring of 2012 as the new home for the NC State men's and women's varsity programs. The $3 million complex features a wide variety of amenities for players and spectators. Some of these amenities include a bowl-shaped complex with elevated, accessible viewing areas, as well as six lighted, red-surfaced courts, decorated with NC State logos and red screens and awnings.

      There is chairback seating available for up to 1,000 spectators, with wide walkways for easy movement from court to court. An electronic scoreboard, visible from all seats, shows live scoring from all matches.

      Restrooms and designated concession areas are accessible to all fans, and there is ample parking adjecent to and near the stadium. There are dugout areas for both teams, with access to indoor lockerroms. A brick façade and entrance, displaying the name of the stadium, complete the look of the new complex.


      Free gameday parking is available to all fans in the new West Deck, across from Sullivan Drive, for all weekday and weekend matches. During weekend games, patrons can park anywhere except in the "C" spaces located on Varsity Drive between the J.W. Isenhower Tennis Center and Doak Field at Dail Park, as these spots are reserved parking.

      If there is a weekday baseball game, all tennis patrons must park in the West Deck. The Sullivan "C" Lot (located aboce the outdoor tennis courts) is reserved season parking for baseball patrons who have purchased a season parking pass.

      If there is a weekend baseball game, all tennis patrons must park in the West Deck of in the Sullivan "RW" spaces, located along Thurman Drive, above the baseball stadium. Please be advised that the "RW" spaces are a popular location for foul balls. Again, the Sullivan "C" lot is reserved parking for baseball patrons who have purchased a season parking pass.


      • From I-40 (East or West) take the NC State/Gorman Street exit (Exit 295)
      • From the east turn right off the exit ramp and from the west turn left off the exit ramp onto Gorman Street.
      • Stay on Gorman until crossing over Western
      • Boulevard, then turn right at the next light onto Sullivan Drive.
      • Take the second road to the left and the tennis courts will be on the left (across from Doak Field at Dail Park).


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