Mesa Tennis Center, 4125 E. McKellips Road, is among 25 tennis facilities in the United States and its territories and the only one from Arizona to be named winners of the United States Tennis Association's (USTA) 2021 Outstanding Facility Award.
The USTA recognized the Mesa Tennis Center for being a pristine state-of-the-art facility focused on customer satisfaction. Staff at the Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities (PRCF) complex conducts monthly surveys to ensure they are aware and receptive to customer needs, in addition to using technology to help players reserve courts, register for tournaments, report scores and check in on their league.
The USTA judges facilities in overall layout; excellence of court surface and lights; accommodations for players, spectators and press/officials; aesthetics; ease of maintenance; graphics, including the use of signs and landscaping; amenities such as casual seating for spectators, food services and social areas and program participation. One of the award winners will receive the "Featured Facility of the Year" designation and be honored at the USTA's semi-annual meeting later this year.
"This national recognition is proof the Mesa Tennis Center is one of the top such facilities in the country. It speaks volumes for the way our staff goes the extra mile to make sure our players and spectators get the best customer service possible," said Andrea Moore, Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Director.
Mesa Tennis Center is among a dozen award winners in Public Courts: Large Tennis Centers for facilities with 11 or more courts. Mesa Tennis Center, which opened in 1998, has 16 lighted tennis courts and nine lighted pickleball courts available for rental.
"The staff at the Mesa Tennis Center should be very proud of this award, not just for contributing to our tremendous facilities and customer service, but for making tennis more accessible to more people in our community," said Barry King, High Performance Junior and Adult Coach at Mesa Tennis Center. "Diversity and inclusion are part of the USTA's mission, and we are proud to play a role in using that mission to grow the sport to future generations of players."
The Mesa Tennis Center, like all PRCF facilities, is the result of long-range planning. The new PRCF Comprehensive Plan, currently in its public comment phase, will guide present and future growth and the development of Mesa community parks, public spaces, recreation programs and facilities.
For more information about Mesa Tennis Center and scheduling facility tours or media interviews, please contact Kevin Christopher at (480) 644-4699 or email him at Kevin.Christopher@mesaaz.gov.
Contact: Kevin Christopher