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Six Indoor Courts Will Be
Resurfaced, August 3-10


As we finish our 9th year of tennis play at Schwartz Tennis Center there are some necessary maintenance items that need to be addressed. First, Wednesday, July 29 - Monday, August 3, we will be cleaning the large air duct positioned above the indoor courts. This will require an 80-foot lift to be brought indoors and one to two indoor courts being out of service each day. Indoor courts will be available during this time, but there will be some noise and fumes associated with the cleaning project.

Beginning Monday, August 3, we will close the indoor courts until Tuesday, August 11 for complete court resurfacing. The Schwartz Tennis Center will be open during these days and the outdoor courts and lobby area will be available to members and guests.

Although currently there are no plans to make any changes to the hours of operation of the Schwartz Tennis Center during the maintenance and resurfacing, it may be necessary to close early or adjust our hours of operation. Please continue to check this Website for the latest updates on facility hours of operation as well as starting and ending dates for resurfacing.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. However, we look forward to the new courts for our Purdue teams, members, juniors, and guests!




Information Now Available About

2015-2016 Tennis Season Including

Permanent Court Reservations

Information is now available about the 2015-2016 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 8, 2015 -- May 27, 2016. 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 31, 2015.

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). This form must be submitted no later than August 15.

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



2015 Adult Summer Leagues,

Programs, and Weekly Clinics

Information is available concerning 2015 Summer leagues, programs, and weekly sign-up clinics for adults.

Click on the "ADULT TENNIS" button at the left of this page.

The "ADULT LEAGUES AND MIXERS" button tells about 2015 Summer Adult Leagues: Men's Singles League, 7.5 Women's Combo League, and 7.5 Mixed Combo League.

The "ADULT PROGRAMS" button tells about 2015 Summer Adult Programs: Women's USTA Practice, Beginning Tennis, Intermediate Tennis, Practice & Play, Twilight Tennis, and Drill of the Day.

Summer hours of operation will be Monday - Thursday 7 am - 10 pm, Friday 7 am - 9 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 8 am - 8 pm. During the summer (May 26 - Sept 4) members may play for free indoors all day, every day with reservations made up to 6 days in advance.

We will be resurfacing the 6 indoor courts Monday, August 3 through Monday, August 10. The indoor courts will not be available for use during this process.

For more information contact the Schwartz Tennis Center at 765-494-3600 or email Schwartz Tennis Center Program Coordinator Katee Hensley (hensley@purdue.edu) with questions or to sign-up!



2015 Summer Indoor/Outdoor

Permanent Court Time

Information is now available about 2015 Summer Indoor/Outdoor Permanent Court Time, May 26 - September 4, 2015. All permanent court reservations must be made by May 21, 2015. Any member who would like to reserve a court(s) or continue with the court(s) used in the past, please have your group's coordinator notify Joe Braden as soon as possible. Members who have reserved courts in the Summer 2014 will have first priority for their court time. After May 21, we reserve the right to offer any available courts to any member requesting a Permanent Court Reservation. Court times may be changed depending on availability. For more information, contact the Schwartz Tennis Center at 765-494-3600.

You may also access this information by clicking on the "RATES AND RESERVATIONS" button at the left of this page. The "SUMMER PERMANENT COURT TIME (PCT)" button brings up the information form. The "SUMMER PCT REGISTRATION FORM" button brings up an Excel file to use to submit a list of names for those playing on your reserved court(s).



Information now available about 2015

Junior Tennis Summer Clinics,

June 1 - July 30

Information is now available about the 2015 Junior Tennis Program Summer Tennis Clinics, June 1 - July 30. 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.

Priority registration for members is now open. Registration for everyone begins Sunday, May 17. Register early to be sure you have a place in our program.

There is information included about Private Tennis Lessons and USTA Tournaments at the Schwartz Tennis Center.

Junior Tennis Night (June 2 and July 10) is a great way to improve your game and have lots of fun in a team format. These evening sessions will include team drills, team games, and team match play. Click on the link in the JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS form to get a registration form for the Black and Gold Tennis Camps.

USTA Junior Team Tennis is a competition league for 14 & Under and 18 & Under age divisions. Matches are held Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm starting June 9. Click on the link in the JUNIOR TENNIS CLINICS form to get a registration form for USTA Junior Team Tennis.

Purdue University has a new policy regarding staff working with children. Anyone working with children at Purdue University must be certified for youth safety and reporting child abuse.

In addition, parents must complete a liability waiver and medical authorization form in order for a child to participate in Junior Tennis Programs. These forms must be signed annually, July 1 - June 30, and reinforce the importance of safety for our children. A new liability waiver and medical authorization form will be available in mid-June for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Click here for a copy of the waiver form or click on "JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAM DIRECTED BY TIM MADDEN" at the top left of this page, then "WAIVER 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 any 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.



Pawel Gajdzik Tennis Academy

Tournament Players Camp in June,

High School Camp in July

The Pawel Gajdzik Tennis Academy is offering a pair of summer camps that will be held at the Schwartz Tennis Center. A Tournament Players Camp will be held June 14-18 and a High School Camp is scheduled for July 26-30.

"This is a great opportunity for all players to train with a highly experienced staff in one of the best facilities in the Midwest," according to Gajdzik. "We take a lot of pride in the product we put on the court for these camps. The success stories of the players who participate in our camps are the best reference for our comprehensive and highly competitive program."

The Tournament Players Camp is open to individuals ages 9-17, while the High School Camp is open to students of all skill levels in grades 9-12. Attendees will receive instruction on warm-up exercises, drills and technical sessions, all while receiving constant feedback. Lessons extend beyond the court with nutritional education and strength sessions. Attendees have the option of attending the camp of choice overnight in air-conditioned Hillenbrand Hall with live-in camp counselors, an extended day, or for the day.

A camp brochure with registration form and parental authorization form is available. Registration and detailed information about each camp option in addition to the tentative camp schedule and what to bring is also available.

Registration deadline for the Tournament Players Camp is June 1 and the High School Camp closes registration July 13. John Purdue Club members who register for camp online will receive a 10 percent discount.



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
765-496-9511
jmbraden@purdue.edu

Lisa Braden
Operations Assistant
765-494-5236
lmbraden@purdue.edu



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.