We’re thrilled to share some exciting developments regarding our Tennis facilities. We will begin work on upgrading our Tennis courts at the Sports Complex on 10th December and we expect the new facility to be ready for use in the new academic year, August 2024.
COURTS FOR FUTURE CHAMPIONS
The new facility will feature eight covered courts. The covering allows for natural light but the fabric reflects away most of the heat and UV rays. The courts will be constructed to create the best environment for championship play. This includes attention to the evenness of the courts (planarity), slope, lighting and ventilation. The plan includes the use of Laykold for the court surface, which is also used for the US Open courts.
The first phase begins on 10th December and involves preparing the area between the Tennis Courts and the Shell station. As the concrete slab must be broken, there will be noise from the demolition, which we expect will take about one month. Note that the current parking areas and movement of vehicles in and out of the Sports Complex will not be affected. The rugby and football pitches will also not be affected, though some of the area closest to the tennis courts will be used for the construction hoarding.
While our Tennis facility is being renovated, the Tennis Academy programmes will continue to operate, providing an uninterrupted and enriching experience for our young athletes. We have secured two fantastic venues to ensure our students have the best training environment:
- A brand new 4-court facility located behind the Avana Hotel, accessible from both Soi 12 on Bangna Trad and Soi Lasalle 29. With three courts available from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm, this venue will accommodate 15 students and three coaches each afternoon.
- Beat Discovery, an indoor venue next to Udomsuk BTS, featuring six courts along with pickleball and mini tennis courts. With four courts available from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm, we’ll offer flexible session timings. Each session will host a maximum of 16 students with 3 dedicated coaches.
For convenience, the school will provide transportation from school to both venues. Additionally, there will be a BTS bus available at Avana following the session, whilst students based at Udomsuk can directly access the BTS with the entrance just one minute away from the venue. Please note that no additional fees will be added to the usual Tennis Tigers and Junior Tigers charges.
We understand that preferences may vary, and some logistical challenges may arise. Parents of students in our Tennis Academy programme will have already received information from Head Tennis Coach, Dan Ahl. If you are a Tennis Academy parent and have not received this information, please contact Coach Dan at email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued support as we embark on this exciting journey together. We look forward to seeing our tennis players continue to progress and compete in these fantastic training environments!