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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Event Calendar

Delta

January 14
W, 89-60
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP
January 16
7:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
January 18
7:00 PM
Tennessee
Notre Dame, Ind.

ESPN
January 19
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
January 19
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 19
7:35 PM
Wisconsin
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

NBC SPORTS CHICAGO PLUS
January 20
4:00 PM
Clemson
Clemson, S.C. (Littlejohn Coliseum)

ESPN
January 20
10:00 AM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
January 20
10:00 AM
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
January 20
All Day
St. Johns SuperCup
Jamaica, New York
January 21
1:00 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind.

ACCNE
January 21
12:00 PM
Kentucky
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 21
3:00 PM
Wisconsin
Chicago, Ill. (United Center)

NBCSN
January 21
5:00 PM
Cleveland State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 21
All Day
NYU Invitational
Philadelphia, Pa.
January 23
5:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 25
7:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Penn.

ACCNE
January 26
5:30 PM
Indiana Relays
Bloomington, Ind.
January 26
8:00 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)

ESPN2
January 26
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 27
8:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
January 27
10:00 AM
Indiana Relays
Bloomington, Ind.
January 27
1:00 PM
Texas
Austin, Texas (Texas Tennis Center)
January 27
2:00 PM
Eastern Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 27
8:00 PM
Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN (Mariucci Arena)

FOX SPORTS NORTH PLUS
January 27
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
January 27
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, IN (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
January 28
4:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.

ESPN2
January 28
All Day
DeCicco Duals
Notre Dame, IN (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
January 28
TBA
Tennessee or Minnesota
Austin, Texas (Texas Tennis Center)
January 29
7:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Cameron Indoor Stadium)

ESPN
February 1
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind.

ACCNE
February 2
4:00 PM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 2
6:30 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)

BTN
February 3
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Raleigh, N.C. (PNC Arena)

ESPN or ESPN2
February 3
9:45 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 3
12:00 PM
Boston College
Dedham, Mass. (Dedham Health & Athletic Complex)
February 3
1:00 PM
Ball State and Green Bay
Notre Dame, Ind. (Rolfs Aquatic Center)
February 3
4:00 PM
Penn State
State College, PA (Pegula Ice Arena)
February 3
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)
February 4
1:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C.

ESPN2
February 4
12:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
February 4
All Day
Northwestern Duals
Notre Dame, Ind. (Castellan Family Fencing Center)

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