Aug. 5, 2004
RALEIGH, N.C. -
Women's head coach Hans Olsen and men's head coach Jon Choboy have announced the grand opening of the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Complex, and they are calling on all Wolfpackers to join them in celebrating this exciting time in NC State tennis.
Saturday, September 11, both programs will be hosting a grand opening event to commemorate the opening of the new state-of-the-art facility. Several activities are already planned for the event, including a ribbon-cutting, round robin match play with current and former NC State tennis players and a dinner to cap off the evening. The event is currently slated to being at 2 p.m.
The indoor facility at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Complex encompasses 30,000 square feet and includes courtside men and women's locker rooms, brand new offices for assistant and head coaches, and a luxurious players lounge complete with plush couches and large-screen televisions. On-court grandstand seating and diffused lighting will also allow fans of Wolfpack tennis to experience the action in person as never before.
In addition to the new indoor facility, the outdoor courts have also been given a gracious face-lift. Not only have the courts been completely resurfaced, but a large grandstand will also be added to accommodate up to 1,000 spectators. New landscaping will also be added to make the facility more aesthetically pleasing.
The J.W. Isenhour Tennis 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. Isenhour's men's teams compiled back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference Championships in 1978 and 1979 and advanced in the NCAA Championships in 1978.
The event is open to all former Wolfpack players and fans of NC State tennis. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Coach Hans Olsen via e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or telephone (919-515-7674). Former Pack tennis players are also encouraged to fill out this questionnaire and keep in touch with the program.