Facilities

Courtney Tennis Center (M Tennis, W Tennis)

Courtney Tennis Center
Courtney Tennis Center

Quick Facts
Purpose: Practice and Competition
Year Opened: 1967
Surface Type: Hard Courts
Number of courts: 14
Events hosted by Courtney Tennis Center/Eck
    Tennis Pavilion:
NCAA Championships: (M) 1971, '94;
    (W) 1998

NCAA Championships (Early Rounds): (M) 1994, '95, '96, '98, 2002, '07, '14;
(W) 1997, '99, 2000, '01, '06, '07, '09, '10

ITA Midwest Region Championships: (M) 1990, '93;
    (W) 1998

ITA Summer Circuit Tournament: (M/W) 1994-2003, 2013-2015
BIG EAST Conference Championship: (M) 2010,
    '11, '13; (W) 2010, '11, '13

Midwestern Collegiate Conference Championship:
    (M) 1992, '93, '95

North Star Conference Championship: (W) 1983,
    '86, '87

Tom Fallon Invitational: (M) 1987-2008, '10, '12
Bobby Bayliss Invitational: 2013
Irish Fall Invitational:(M) 1970-86; (W) 1977-87
Eck Classic: (W) 1988-2002, '04, '06, '10

Notre Dame's Courtney Tennis Center, the home of Irish men's tennis since its construction in 1967 and women's tennis since the establishment of the varsity program in 1980, has played host to the nation's top players on a number of occasions, while becoming an extremely difficult place for opposing teams to win.

Due to its exceptional facilities, Notre Dame has played host to a number of prestigious events, including serving as the national site of the NCAA Championships three times. Just four years after it was built the Courtney Tennis Center played host to the 1971 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championships, which featured what is still considered by coaches to be the finest collection of collegiate tennis talent ever assembled.

In all, the Courtney Tennis Center has been the site of NCAA action on 18 occasions, including every year from 1994-2002 for either women or men's play. In addition, it has played host to conference championships on 14 occasions, as well as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Summer Circuit event for 10 straight years from 1994-2003.

In addition to the summer circuit events and postseason tournaments, the Irish women's program played host to the Eck Classic from 1988-2002 as well as in '06, '10 and '11 during the fall season, while the men's squad competed in the Tom Fallon annually from 1987-2008 and again played host beginning in '10, '11 and '12. The tournament was renamed the Bobby Bayliss Invitational in 2013.

The home of Irish tennis for nearly 40 years, the construction of the Courtney Tennis Center was financed entirely by prominent Washington D.C., attorney Jeremiah Courtney. The numerous courts and laykold surface make it a popular spot for students and faculty, as well as the varsity tennis teams. Courtney is a 1932 graduate of Columbia University, where he captained the tennis team. His two sons attended Notre Dame and played tennis under legendary coach Tom Fallon.

The first home of the Irish tennis team was the Notre Dame Fieldhouse, which played host to Irish home matches until the Courtney Center was built. The structure was razed in 1983. Indoor courts in Notre Dame's Joyce Center also were used sporadically before the Eck Tennis Pavilion's construction.

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March 24
7:00 PM
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March 24
6:05 PM
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March 24
4:00 PM
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March 24
6:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 24
7:30 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind. (LaBar Practice Complex)
March 24
12:00 PM
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Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 24
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
March 24
4:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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March 24
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March 25
4:05 PM
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March 25
3:00 PM
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March 25
12:20 PM
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Pontiac, Mich. (Ultimate Soccer Arenas)
March 25
1:55 PM
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Pontiac, Mich. (Ultimate Soccer Arenas)
March 25
8:00 AM
Longhorn Invitational
Austin, TX
March 25
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 25
2:00 PM
Ohio State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

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March 25
3:30 PM
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Manchester, N.H. (SNHU Arena)

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March 25
All Day
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March 26
12:00 PM
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March 26
1:05 PM
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Notre Dame, IN

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March 26
12:00 PM
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Syracuse, N.Y. (Carrier Dome)

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March 26
12:00 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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March 26
3:30 PM
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Manchester, N.H. (SNHU Arena)

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March 26
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March 28
6:05 PM
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March 29
5:00 PM
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March 30
10:00 AM
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March 31
TBA
NCAA Semifinal
Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Center)

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March 31
6:05 PM
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Notre Dame, IN

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March 31
10:00 AM
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Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
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Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
March 31
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
March 31
3:30 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)

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March 31
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Greensboro, North Carolina (Bryan Park Golf Course)
April 1
4:05 PM
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Notre Dame, IN

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April 1
12:00 PM
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Louisville, Ky. (Ulmer Stadium)

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April 1
2:30 PM
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Notre Dame, Ind. (Old Alumni Field)
April 1
4:15 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Old Alumni Field)
April 1
12:00 PM
Iowa
Notre Dame, Ind. (Women's Soccer Practice Field)
April 1
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
April 1
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Notre Dame, Ind. (Arlotta Stadium)

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April 1
All Day
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Greensboro, North Carolina (Bryan Park Golf Course)

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