Aug. 30, 2004
RALEIGH, N.C. -
In an effort to ensure that former players, coaches, alumni and Wolfpack Club members can attend, the NC State tennis family has announced that the celebration commemorating the grand opening of the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Complex has been postponed. As of now, a new date has not been scheduled.
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.