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New And Improved Tennis Courts Now Open at UH-Hilo

May 17, 2022, 12:22 PM HST
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The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo tennis courts were recently improved and resurfaced. (Photos courtesy of UH-Hilo)

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo has re-opened its tennis courts after making several improvements and additions.

The tennis courts were completely demolished and resurfaced. They were refurbished with improved drainage, a remodeled hitting court, new fencing and two pickleball courts were added, according to a press release.

Vulcans Martin Soukal and Luke Hamano play a doubles match on the UH-Hilo tennis courts.

“The courts turned out great,” UH-Hilo men’s and women’s head tennis coach Kallen Mizuguchi said in the release. “Our teams and community will greatly benefit from the new court surfacing. We are so excited to have them up and running. Big mahalo to the athletic department for getting the ball rolling on this project!”

The new courts offer less fatigue and more injury prevention and reduction for players thanks to the use of force reduction technology and provide overall improved practice quality and competitiveness.

“These new courts are a game-changer for our nationally recognized Vulcans tennis programs and greatly enhance the student experience here at UH-Hilo,” UH-Hilo Athletic Director Patrick Guillen said in the press release. “This new facility is also a wonderful addition to our community, who utilizes our courts on a daily basis.”

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Community members can use the new courts on a first come, first serve basis, with the exception of scheduled UH-Hilo tennis practice and United States Tennis Association league matches.

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“We are grateful to our friends in UHH Facilities Planning and especially to construction manager Brian Hill for their efforts in coordinating this project,” Guillen said in the press release. “A big mahalo also to our UH-Hilo senior administration for making this a high priority for our campus. Without their support this project would not be possible.”

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