Sorensen Courts/West Hills Athletic Club
The Western Michigan men's and women's tennis teams play their outdoor matches at Sorensen Courts, named for former men's tennis coach Ray "Hap" Sorensen. The entire facility has been redone over the last two summers with brand new courts installed.
The upper Sorensen Courts feature eight brand new blue-surfaced courts that were completed in July of 2006 and the lower Sorensen Courts feature 12 new blue-surfaced courts that were completed in July of 2007. The entire upper facility is is lighted for play deep into the night and features water and electric capabilities for each court. The entire area is surrounded by wind screens and is equipped with bleacher seating for spectators. The 2000 MAC Women's and 2001 and 2005 MAC Men's Tennis Championships were held at Sorensen.
Sorensen also acts as one of the homes for the USTA Boys 18's and 16's Super Nationals each year.
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Directions: from 131, Take exit 36A, which will be Stadium Drive. Drive east on Stadium Drive through four lights. The fifth light is Oliver Street - take a left on Oliver. Drive one block to a three-way stop at Western Avenue. Take a right on Western Avenue. After driving a short distance, there will be a light at the corner of Western Avenue and West Michigan Avenue - take a left. At the first light (N. Dormitory Road), take a right. Sorensen Courts will be on the right, just past the parking ramp.
Western Michigan's tennis teams play their indoor matches at West Hills Athletic Club. WMU purchased West Hills in December of 1998. They also use that facility for practices in the winter and early spring and for matches that can't be played outdoors due to inclement weather. The tennis area features 10 hard courts, spacious viewing areas, concessions and vending machines and excellent locker room facilities.
For more info and a virtual tour on West Hills Athletic Club, visit WestHillsAthletic.com
Directions: from 131: Take exit 36B, which will be Stadium Drive. Once on Stadium Drive, take a right on 11th Street, which will be the first light you come to. Drive one block. West Hills will be on your right, on the corner of 11th and West Michigan.