On Sept. 2, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) recognized Arvada's Apex Tennis Center with an award for excellence, making it the only facility in Colorado to receive such an award from the …
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The Apex Tennis Center, located at 6430 Miller St., is operated by the Apex Park and Recreation District and offers 12 tennis courts and lessons and programming for all ages.
To learn more about events and programs, pricing and available court times, visit apexprd.org/facility/apex-tennis-center
On Sept. 2, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) recognized Arvada's Apex Tennis Center with an award for excellence, making it the only facility in Colorado to receive such an award from the association this year.
Located at 6430 Miller St., the facility offers visitors of “all ages and abilities” the chance to take lessons, join leagues, rent a ball machine or swing by for a drop-in court time, executive director Lauri Dannemiller said. The facility's four indoor and eight outdoor courts are available year-round and provide opportunities for viewing.
In 1976, the city of Arvada — which owns the land to this day — built the outdoor courts, which were later renovated by the Apex Park and Recreation District. Apex constructed the indoor facility as part of the district's 2016 bond projects and now operates the entire center.
The tennis center was praised by Kurt Kamperman, chief executive of the USTA National Campus, for offering opportunities that have “kept the sport at the forefront of its community each year.”
The USTA awarded 25 tennis centers and facilities through its annual awards program, which has run for 38 years. Facilities must apply to be considered for the award, which recognizes centers for extraordinary construction or renovation.
The association chose to recognize Apex based on its “superior lighting, ventilation, court surface, accessibility, and viewing areas,” a USTA press release said.
To be sure, the center was built with these aspects in mind, aiming to cater to a city that considers recreation an important part of everyday life, Dannemiller said.
“We believe this recognition is proof of the community support we have had around building the Tennis Center. We are lucky to live, work and play in a community that loves to recreate,” she said. “It is so exciting to see a tennis community come together with such pride.”
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