In October of 2009, The Racquet Club of Memphis, one of the premier facilities for tennis in the nation, officially became the home for men's and women's tennis at the University of Memphis.
The Racquet Club has been the Mid-South's premier facility for tennis since opening its doors in 1974. Located on 12 acres of land in East Memphis, The Racquet Club has hosted the Regions Morgan Keegan Championship, an annual stop on the ATP Men's World Tour each February since 1976. In 2002, the Racquet Club of Memphis became host to the Cellular South Cup, an ATP Women's World Tour event, held during the same time as the men's event. The tournament stops bring some of the best players in the game to the Mid-South on a yearly basis including 2010 participants Andy Roddick, Tomas Berdych, Tommy Haas and Maria Sharapova, all ranked among the top 20 players in the world on the ATP and WTA circuit.
The new home for Tiger tennis features 186,000 square feet of facilties including six recently refurbished top-of-the-line post-tension system hard courts, as well as 11 indoor courts. Remodeled men's and women's locker rooms specifically for use by the U of M men's and women's tennis programs have also been added to the Racquet Club's facilities since the facility became the home for Tiger tennis in 2009.
With the move to the Racquet Club, Tiger student-athletes now have a brand new player lounge at their disposal for use during down time between practices and matches. The area, which used to be the facility's salon area, has been overhauled and includes four 48-inch big screen televisions and a player recreation area which includes one of the big screen televisions equipped with the most popular gaming systems. The player lounge also features a training room, study area, kitchen, racquet stringing room and offices for the coaching staff. A Hall of Fame area is also being created in the player lounge featuring pictures of some of the most important players in the history of both the men's and women's tennis programs at the University of Memphis.