July 25th, 2018
Boca Raton’s Woodfield Country Club Receives National USTA Tennis Honor
Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton, Fla., was named this week as one of 24 winners in the 37th annual USTA Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country.
The Woodfield Country Club will be honored at the USTA Semi-annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Aug. 30.
The Woodfield Country Club offers 20 tennis courts, including 18 green clay courts, one red clay court and one DecoTurf Hard-Court, with 18 lighted courts. The 9,200 square foot pro shop offers full services for players. Thirteen professionals help host lessons and clinics throughout the year.
Various championships such as the East Coast Swing men’s singles and Florida Adult NTRP State Championships come to the club yearly. Woodfield made its most recent improvements to its courts in 2017, with costs running upwards of $200,000. There were four tournaments hosted by the facility with approximately 400 players participating in 2017.
“Great tennis facilities like the Woodfield Country Club help us to grow the game at the grassroots level, and we are proud to recognize them for their ongoing impact on the sport of tennis,” said Kurt Kamperman, Chief Executive, USTA National Campus. “The Woodfield Country Club has embraced many of our tennis initiatives and kept the sport at the forefront of its community each year.”
To be considered for an award, facilities must be under the jurisdiction of a park and recreation department, an educational institution, a nonprofit corporation or be a private or commercially owned and operated facility that offers both USTA and public programming designed to help grow tennis. Facilities were judged on overall layout and adaptation to site; excellence of court surface and lights; ease of maintenance; accommodations for players, spectators and press/officials; aesthetics; graphics (including the use of signs and landscaping); amenities such as casual seating for spectators, food services and social areas; and the participation in USTA programs.
Nominated facilities were voted on in the following categories: Public Courts that are either small tennis centers with 2-10 courts or large tennis centers with 11 or more courts; and Private Facilities that support the USTA and other “growth of the game” programs open to the public.
All 2018 award winners will receive a wall plaque and an all-weather sign, which can be mounted at the facility. In addition, each awardee will receive a one-night stay at the Grand Hyatt New York and two US Open grounds passes.
For more info or a list of all awardees go to www.usta.com/news.