Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center & Bartzen Varsity Courts
Year Opened: 1976
Total Courts: 27
Mon.-Fri.: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat.-Sun.: 9:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Court Fees: All court fees are 1.5 hours
Outdoor Court Fee: $5.00 per person
Indoor Court Fee: $28.00 per court
Tennis Center Staff
Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center & Bartzen Varsity Courts History
The Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center houses both indoor and outdoor facilities and features 27 total courts - six varsity tennis courts and five indoor courts, which are reserved solely for the men's and women's tennis programs - as well as 16 courts that are for public use. The outdoor section of the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center includes a pavilion with a seating capacity of 1,500 to go along with fully-stocked pro shop and complete locker facilities. The outdoor courts are recessed by as much as 16 feet, which provides wind control and deleting many viewing obstructions.
The Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center has been the model for collegiate tennis facilities around the country and was selected as one of the top-25 tennis facilities in the country by Tennis Magazine in 1990. The United States Tennis Association Facility Awards Committee also selected the TCU home tennis facility as the Most Outstanding Public Tennis Facility in the Country in 1998.
In 1980, the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center gave the Fort Worth community its first indoor tennis facility, which included a $500,000 extension that houses five indoor courts that were funded by the Mary Potishman Lard Trust. Located on the southwest area of the tennis facility, the indoor complex assures the TCU tennis program of having one of the most complete facilities in the entire country.
The Legacy of Bayard H. Friedman
The Legacy of Bernard J. "Tut" Bartzen
During his tenure with the Frogs, Bartzen guided TCU to its first NCAA Final Four appearance in 1989 followed by a Final Four appearance during the 1996 campaign. In addition, Bartzen led the Frogs to 20 wins on 12 occasions to go along with 13 NCAA Tournament appearances. Selected as the 1982 ITCA National Coach of the Year, Bartzen concluded his career by leading the Frogs to 19 of their top-20 showings and watched as 37 student-athletes garnered All-American accolades.
Upon his retirement, Bartzen was presented with the Rolex Meritorious Service Award by the ITA and was present when TCU honored him by naming the varsity courts after the long-standing leader of the Frogs' men's tennis program.
Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center Other Information
Key: * Additional fee if group goes indoors due to weather
Associate Director of Tennis
Assistant Tennis Professionals
Adult Group Lessons
USA 2 (Advanced Beginner)
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Monday Noon Drop-in Drills
Wednesday Noon Drop-in Drills
Friday Noon Drop-in Drills
Junior Development Groups
Tournament Training (ages 10-16)
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