The Lindenwood University tennis courts located on Belleville’s West Main Street will soon receive a serious makeover. Construction began on the new courts this week and is scheduled to be completed by June 1st.
The courts will feature a new playing surface, new net systems, new fencing, new windscreens, and a professional ball machine. Director of Athletics and Head Tennis Coach Scott Spinner said, “The new tennis courts will be a wonderful addition to the university. Our recruits are excited to have a new facility to kick-off our inaugural season next year.”
Aside from the new facility, recruits are also excited about the professional ball machine. The Shotmaker Deluxe from Sports Tutor is used at the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) training facility in Florida. The machine holds over 300 balls and can be programmed for a variety of different workouts.
“The Shotmaker Deluxe will be an outstanding tool for our players to improve their game. The machine can actually generate shots of varying speed, elevation, spin, interval, and shot patterns,” said Spinner.
Coach Spinner is still shaping up the rosters for fall and is hoping the new courts will give the program a recruiting edge for players who are still making their college choice.
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