University Outdoor Tennis, Basketball Courts Have New Look

January 15, 2019

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s outdoor tennis and basketball courts have been refurbished, and updated lighting will come later this year.

While January is not an ideal time for an outdoor tennis match or a pickup game of basketball, students at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will have refurbished courts to play on when the weather does turn warmer.

Thanks to a lead gift from the Esther Blessington Testamentary Trust of Alva, the courts were resurfaced and new nets were installed at the tennis court. Upgraded lighting will be installed later this year.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s outdoor tennis and basketball courts are located south of the J.R. Holder Wellness Center. The courts have been refurbished and are open to the public, free of charge. 

“This project gives our students another opportunity to have some recreation time outdoors,” Dr. Janet Cunningham, university president, said. “Northwestern has the only public tennis courts in Alva, so this is welcome news for those who enjoy the game."

The courts feature a striking red and gray paint scheme that is unique to Northwestern.

“It is a great look,” Cunningham said. “I hope students and community members take advantage of the courts.”


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