Women's Tennis2003 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships
Linder Stadium at the Ring Tennis Complex
The Gator women’s tennis program has always been the benefactor of one of the nation’s top tennis facilities. Thanks to multiple generous contributions of the late Dr. Alfred A. Ring, the entire facility has undergone several upgrades to make it one of the best in the country.
The Alfred Ring Tennis Complex was completed during in January of 1999, following a $1.7 million renovation project. The focal point is a building adjacent to the courts that serves as home to the men’s and women’s teams.
The courts, which are resurfaced every two years – most recently in the summer of 2012, are made of a hard court surface similar to the type of court found at the U.S. Open.
The entrance to the Ring Tennis Complex, which includes the Scott Linder Stadium
The main building of the complex encompasses 5,620 square feet and includes coaches’ offices for the men’s and women’s teams, as well as a training room and locker rooms for both players and coaches. There is also a conference room, a reception area and a 3,000 square-foot courtyard. The complex has a locker room for opposing teams, bringing the total building areas to 7,163 square feet.
The complex also features a 1,000-seat grandstand overlooking six main lighted courts, in addition to a second row of nine courts. The second row combines six outdoor courts and the three covered courts in the Ring Pavilion, giving Florida a total of 15 regulation courts. The courts, which are resurfaced every two years – most recently in the summer of 2012, are made of a hard court surface similar to the type of court found at the U.S. Open.
View of the dorms from the Ring Tennis Complex.
A small training room is inside the main building of the Ring Tennis Complex for added convenience.
The grandstand is highlighted by a two-level, 15-seat press box and features six electronic scoreboards over each of the six courts, providing point-by-point updates on all six grandstand courts. Concessions and restrooms are conveniently located beneath the grandstand.
The attractive complex is surrounded by palm trees and a lush green landscape that easily makes it one of the most inviting tennis environments for both the spectator and the competitor. Even prior to the 1999 renovation, the Alfred Ring Complex received national attention for its splendor.
The NCAA selected the University of Florida as the host for the 1989, 1990, 1993, 1999 and 2003 NCAA Division I Women’s Championships. The facility has played host to the NCAA Women’s First & Second Round sub-regional each year since 1999, when the tournament field was expanded to 64 teams.
The Alfred A. Ring Complex also played host to a USTA Women’s $10,000 event in January 2002.
Grand Slam Champions Wall
Team Locker Room
Charles R. and Nancy V. Perry Indoor Tennis Facility
In December 2012, the lavish $1.5 million addition to the Alfred A. Ring Tennis Complex was finished and the University of Florida became one of just two universities in the state with indoor tennis capability.
Thanks to the generous contributions of Nancy Perry, The Charles R. and Nancy V. Perry Indoor Tennis Facility is a 22,800-square foot area that is ventilated and features three courts (with regulation space around them), state-of-the-art surfacing and lighting, plus a small area for fans to watch matches.
“We’ll be able to hit balls come rain or shine, which can only add to our development as a program and the development of our players,” UF women’s tennis head coach Roland Thornqvist said.
The Perry facility replaces the covered pavilion that was built nearly 20 years ago.