Rice University George R. Brown Tennis Complex


Rice University


Construction Cost:
$7 million

Completion Date:

Project Size:
10,000 SF tennis 
operations building
14 tennis courts (12 competition)
Elevated patio/viewing platform

Rice University George R. Brown Tennis Complex


The New Tennis Complex for Rice University is located adjacent to historic Rice Stadium and provides a state-of-the-art facility for varsity competition. The complex attracts regional and NCAA tournament events, enhances recruiting and reflects the university’s commitment to excellence for the tennis program.

The complex features 14 tennis courts. Six courts are used for varsity athletics only, while the remaining eight courts are for recreational use as well as varsity events. An elevated, central seating spine provides shaded seating for 600 spectators and has the flexibility to expand to 1,200-1,500 seats in the future.

The team facility features a Varsity Tennis Hall of Fame, locker rooms, offices and training and support spaces. An outdoor plaza provides circulation and viewing areas as well as a hospitality zone.

The tennis courts consist of post-tensioned concrete slabs on grade, jointed as required to accommodate trench drains and existing site utilities and easements. The seating spine and plaza are constructed of cast-in-place concrete retaining walls and conventional slabs on grade. The seating is aluminum and the team facility is a pre-engineered metal building.