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Purdue Men Host Michigan State on

Friday and Michigan on Sunday

The Purdue Men's team (4-16, 0-8) has two home matches on Friday (Apr 17) Michigan State and Sunday (Apr 19) Michigan:

Fri, Apr 17 - 5:00 pm - Purdue Men vs Michigan State

Sun, Apr 19 - 10:00 am - Purdue Men vs Michigan

The Friday, April 17 match will be Senior Citizens Day.

The Sunday, April 19 match will be both Senior Day as well as Kids Club Day. Those attending will have a chance to win prizes and to meet Purdue Pete.

There is no admission charge. You are invited to come cheer for the Boilermakers! Live results will be available at www.purduesports.com. For updates, follow us on Twitter @PurdueMT.

Purdue Women Host Wisconsin

on Sunday (Senior Day)

The 34th-ranked Purdue women's tennis team (12-6, 5-4) concludes its home schedule this Sunday, April 19 at 1:00 pm meeting Wisconsin on Senior Day.

Sunday will also be Middle and High School Tennis Day.

There is no admission charge. You are invited to come cheer for the Boilermakers! For live updates, follow us on Twitter @PurdueWT. Full updates will be available on purduesports.com.

Information now available about 2015

Junior Tennis Program Classes

March 15 - May 22

Information is now available about the 2015 Junior Tennis Program Tennis Classes, March 15 - May 22. Priority registration for members is March 3-7. Open registration for everyone begins Sunday, March 8.

Click on "JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAM DIRECTED BY TIM MADDEN" at the top left of this page, then "JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS". You will find all our information and a registration form. There is also information about Private/Semi-Private Tennis Lessons and USTA Tournaments at the Schwartz Tennis Center. This link even has a registration form.

You are welcome to register with a credit card by phone at 765-494-3600, mail a check payable to Purdue University, or stop by the Schwartz Tennis Center in person at 1324 McCormick Road, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

If you have questions about the Junior Tennis program or registration, please email Tim Madden (madden@purdue.edu) or contact the Schwartz Tennis Center at 765-494-3600.

A Note From Your

Tennis Center Manager

Happy New Year!

Starting out the new year, there are some things that never seem to change. Snow is falling. Roads are not easily traveled and tennis court time availability is at a premium. This would be a perfect time to have a retractable roof over the 12 outdoor courts!

It is great to live in a university community that is able to provide a high quality tennis center for Purdue and local communities. I am constantly reminded by people who play here from out of town that we are fortunate that Purdue Athletics provides court time to members and guests when the teams are not competing or having practices. The main dual meet season will begin for the Purdue teams this week and the teams will be back to their normal schedules beginning January 13. Team practices, as usual, are Monday-Friday, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Individual practice times are 7:00 am - 1:00 pm and occasionally the teams will have weekend practices as well.

There are often times during each semester when the teams open their courts due to cancelled or abbreviated practices, or they are out of town for competition. During those open court times, members and guests may reserve courts up to 6 days in advance or from 7:00-9:00 am and 1:00-5:00 pm reserve courts on the same day, at no charge. Reservations for all open courts will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. A list at the desk is started each morning and the courts will be reserved in that order as the courts are opened by the coaches. When the teams do not open courts in advance, but decide at the last minute not to use a particular court(s), members may walk-on to those courts, but we will not take reservations. Members who are here and ready to play can utilize the courts the teams open at the last minute. These courts will also be available on a first come, first serve basis. On days the Purdue teams have matches, there are courts available prior to and after the matches. Please feel free to call to reserve courts on those days.

Throughout the year we host several indoor tournaments on the weekends and outdoor tournaments during the summer months. Sometimes we are able to open up courts for play by members, but we usually cannot open them very far in advance. In fact, quite often we are not able to open courts until the day of the event. Please check with the front desk to find out when or if the courts will be available on tournament weekends.

Click on the "ADULT TENNIS" button at the left of this page for information concerning our 2015 Adult Tennis Clinics. We look forward to offering you several opportunities to play and improve your game!

The entire staff at Schwartz Tennis Center wishes you a great 2015 tennis season! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about your membership or court arrangements.

Joe Braden

2015 Adult Clinics


Information is available concerning 2015 Adult tennis clinics for January - May.

Click on the "ADULT TENNIS" button at the left of this page. There you will find information about:

  • Women's CIWITL/USTA Team Drill, Tuesdays, 9:00 am -- 10:30 am, January 13 - May 12

  • Drill of the Day (Fast Paced Tennis Drill), Fridays, 9:30 am -- 11:00 am (Weekly Sign-Up)

  • Twilight Tennis (1 hour of drills and 1 hour of play), Tuesdays, 7:00 pm -- 9:00 pm

  • Beginning Tennis Clinic, Tuesdays, 10:30 am -- 11:30 am, Thursdays, 5:00 pm -- 6:00 pm, Session 1: January 27 - March 12, Session 2: March 31 - May 14

  • Intermediate Tennis Clinic, Mondays, 7:00 pm -- 8:30 pm, Tuesdays, 10:30 am -- 12:00 noon, Session 1: January 26 - March 10, Session 2: March 30 - May 12

  • Private lessons are also available.

    For more information contact the Schwartz Tennis Center at 765-494-3600.

  • Information Now Available About

    2014-2015 Tennis Season Including

    Permanent Court Reservations

    Information is now available about the 2014-2015 tennis season at the Schwartz Tennis Center. Click on the "RATES AND RESERVATIONS" button at the left of this page.

    The "PERMANENT COURT TIME (PCT)" button is for those of you who would like to reserve one or more courts each week September 2, 2014 -- May 22, 2015. If you would like to reserve a court(s) or continue with the court(s) you have used in the past, please have your group's coordinator notify Joe Braden (765-496-9511, jmbraden@purdue.edu) as soon as possible. All permanent court reservations must be made by July 15, 2014.

    The "PCT REGISTRATION FORM" button gets you an Excel file to submit a list of names for those playing on your reserved court(s). This can be submitted at the Control Desk, by mail (Schwartz Tennis Center, 1324 McCormick Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906), or by email to Joe Braden (jmbraden@purdue.edu).

    For more information, contact the Schwartz Tennis Center at 765-494-3600.

    Men's Tennis Newsletter

    Available on this Website

    The latest Purdue Men's Tennis Newsletter is available on this Website. Click on the "MEN'S TENNIS NEWSLETTER" button at the left of this page.

    If you would like to receive this newsletter via email each month, please contact Men's Tennis Coach Pawel Gajdzik (pgajdzik@purdue.edu) or Schwartz Tennis Center Operations Assistant Lisa Braden (lmbraden@purdue.edu).

    Schwartz Tennis Center Membership

    You should become a member of the Schwartz Tennis Center!

    Membership Benefits:

    • Free Unlimited randomly-reserved indoor court time, June 1-- August 31!
    • Free Unlimited randomly-reserved outdoor courts year round.
    • Free Unlimited Non-Prime time, Same Day Reservation, year round.
    • Only Members may reserve courts on a permanent basis.
    • Only Members may reserve courts 6 days in advance, non-members 3 days.
    • Priority sign up for lesson programs, clinics, and drills.

    Information about the benefits of being a member, as well as membership fees are quickly available. Click on the "MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION" button at the left of this page. For more information contact the Schwartz Tennis Center at 765-494-3600.

    Pro Shop Has Strings, Grips,

    and Vibration Dampeners

    Forget to bring a can of tennis balls? That grip showing some wear? Lose your vibration dampener? Break a string while playing?

    Don't worry! Our Pro Shop can help with all of these situations. Take a look at our latest list of products and services. For each string, we give suggestions concerning who might benefit best from that string. We offer very low costs for the string and stringing. In addition, we will do the job with your provided string for only $15.00. We have grips and dampeners available, and, of course, Wilson US Open Tennis Balls. Please stop by the Pro Shop (at the Schwartz Tennis Center Control Desk) if you have a request for a special type of string, grip, or dampener. We will be glad to order anything, if available.

    New in our Pro Shop is the Wilson Micro Dry Plus Grip. This grip has been designed for maximum moisture absorption. It is extra thick for more comfort and softer for better stretch. Microfibre felt with Rayon absorbs moisture more quickly and dries more quickly. Stop by the Pro Shop and ask for the Wilson Micro Dry Plus Grip!

    Welcome to the Schwartz

    Tennis Center Website!

    We have worked very hard to make this Website useful for you. Here are a few things to check out:

    • Click on the "ADULT TENNIS" button at the left of this page.
      The "ADULT LEAGUES" button tells about Adult Leagues: Men's Singles League, Men's Quad Play Doubles, 7.5 Women's Combo League, and USTA Women's Tri-Level League.
      The "ADULT PROGRAMS" button tells about Adult Programs: Women's USTA Practice, Beginning Tennis Clinics, and Intermediate Tennis Clinics.
      The "WEEKLY SIGN-UP CLINICS" button lists the Weekly Sign-Up Clinics.

    • Click on the "JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAM DIRECTED BY TIM MADDEN" button at the left of this page.
      The "JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS" button tells all about the exciting Junior Tennis Program and even has a registration form.
      The "CALENDAR" button gives the dates of upcoming and completed events in the Junior Tennis Program.
      The "LEARN ABOUT TIM MADDEN" button contains a biography of our Director of Junior Tennis.
      The "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)" button answers such questions as "What tennis clinic do I register my child in ?", "What should my child bring to the tennis clinic ?" and "How often should my child play tennis?".
      The "MATCH PLAY FOR JUNIOR CLINIC PARTICIPANTS" button shows the dates and times of upcoming junior matches.
      The "OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS" button lists some juniors who have state, midwest, and national rankings.
      The "USTA JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS" is an information and registration form for summer USTA Junior Team Tennis.
      The "CAMPS" button gives complete information about Black & Gold Tennis Camps at the Schwartz Tennis Center,
    • Click on the "HOURS" button at the top of this page. We have calendars for each month showing exactly when the facility is open.
    • Click on the "RATES AND RESERVATIONS" button at the left of this page. This gives you all the latest information about facility hours, court fees, and permanent court reservations.
    • Click on the "TOURNAMENTS" button at the left of this page. This tells you about all tournaments currently scheduled for the facility. You can follow links to the USTA to register for the USTA tournaments.
    • Click on the "PRO SHOP" button at the left of this page for information about racquet restringing, balls, dampeners, and grips now available at our tennis facility.

    Let us know what you think of the new Website and tell us about any additions or modifications that you would like to see.

    Joe Braden
    Tennis Facility Manager

    Lisa Braden
    Operations Assistant

    Dennis J. and Mary Lou Schwartz

    Tennis Center

    The Dennis J. and Mary Lou Schwartz Tennis Center opened its doors to the community for play on Saturday, December 30, 2006. The facility is also home to the Boilermaker varsity tennis teams. The teams practice and host competitions throughout the year.

    The center, which was completed in December 2006, is Purdue University’s first indoor tennis center. Named for the lead donors, Dennis J. and Mary Lou Schwartz, the facility provides the Purdue and Tippecanoe County communities with state-of-the-art, modern tennis courts in an upscale setting.

    The six indoor and six outdoor courts are available to the public. The 60,000-square-foot facility includes locker rooms for the teams, offices for administrative staff and coaches, an athletic training room, and seating areas for fans on the mezzanine above the courts. A pro shop, located in the lobby, is staffed with knowledgeable people ready to help you with your tennis needs.

    Technology at the Schwartz Tennis Center includes 12 Plexipave cushioned courts. The layered system is designed to give better support to the athlete's legs during play. Daktronic electronic scoreboards are on each of the indoor and outdoor courts. The six indoor individual scoreboards feed into a large master scoreboard on the west end of the facility, which displays individual and team scoring. The scoreboards are operated from courtside via wireless remote. The tennis center also uses Dartfish Video Analysis technology to assist in player development. A state-of-the-art sound system with Klipsch speakers helps create an energetic atmosphere for the team events.

    We hope you will make the Schwartz Tennis Center your favorite place to play tennis. We also invite you to come to the tennis center to cheer on the Boilermaker teams. Admission is free to the varsity matches.