Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center Wins USTA Outstanding Facility Award

From Left to right: Alex Levitsky, USTA Facility Award Subcommittee Co-Chair, Seong Il-Ahn, Centerbrook Architects, Duke Diaz, Yale Director of Tennis Operations, Lucy Garvin, USTA Chairman of the Board and President, Mark Simon, Partner, Centerbrook Architects and Doug Denes, Yale Senior Project Planner

The Cullman-Heyman Indoor Tennis Center received a 2009 USTA Outstanding Facility Award in New York Sept. 6. 

Representing Yale to accept the award were the director of tennis operations Duke Diaz and the senior planner for the project Doug Denes.  Representing Centerbrook Architects were Mark Simon, partner and lead Architect, along with project architect Seong Il-Ahn.  The award was presented as part of the USTA Semi-Annual meeting in New York, in conjunction with the US Open.  

The new Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center opened this past season and now serves as the home for Yale tennis.  The Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center was made possible by the generous leadership gifts from
Sam Heyman '60 and the estate of the late Joseph
F. Cullman III, '35.  

The Center includes eight Decoturf II courts, with state-of-the-art lighting and superior match viewing.  The magnificent lobby is spacious and provides comfortable lounging and ample viewing of most of the courts.  The new tennis center also includes team locker rooms, a modern team room, and coaches' offices.  

The courts will play host to the ITA National Indoor Championships this coming November 5-8.

Report Filed by Steven Horn ’10, Yale Sports Publicity