|Kelly and Ina May McAdams Tennis Complex|
Physical Location: 2133 Avenue I, Huntsville Texas 77340
FROM DALLAS / FORT WORTH ON INTERSTATE 45
FROM HOUSTON ON INTERSTATE 45
The home for Bearkat tennis is the McAdams Tennis Complex. The facility, which consists of eight hard courts, is located on Avenue I in the heart of the Sam Houston State campus.
Established by Kelly and the late Ina May McAdams of Austin and their daughter and son-in-law Billye and Dr. Herb Muecke of Huntsville, funds were donated in 1976 to provide a tennis facility for education and athletics. The original four-court facility was built in 1976 south of Pritchett Field on the current site of the Katy and E. Don Walker Jr. Education Center. These courts were used by the tennis team from 1976 to 1980.
With the growth of the tennis program, more court space was needed. The current eight-court facility was built with lights, bleachers, fences, and expanded viewing area. A rededication ceremony recognizing the McAdams family and their contribution to Sam Houston State was held in 1986.
Today the complex provides a home not only for Bearkat tennis but also for college instruction, area youth clinics, and major tournaments. The McAdams Complex twice has hosted the Southland Conference Tennis Championships (in 1989 and 1998).
|The McAdams Tennis Center presents fans with the opportunity to see exciting NCAA Division I women's tennis up close and personal. The Bearkats have earned Southland Conference post-season tournament berths nine of the past 11 years.|
|NCAA women's tennis matches consists of six singles matches and three doubles sets with each singles counting as one point and the winner of two of the three doubles set earning a point.|
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