The University of Denver men’s and women’s tennis teams didn’t have any matches this past weekend, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t have anything going on. Both squads were on had for a unique event at Denver Tennis Park to help win the war against leukemia and lymphoma. LGDU’s Jason Evans was there.
Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams are off until the end of the month but that doesn’t mean they won’t be getting the racquets out.
This Saturday from 12pm to 2pm the Pioneers will be on hand for a unique event at Denver Tennis Park. They’ll be helping out in a charity event that will include instruction, mixed doubles matches and other fun activities for the public.
The event benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), an organization that each year holds a national ten-week “Man and Woman of the Year” fundraising competition. Last year LLS says they raised $1.5 million for their Rocky Mountain chapter through the campaign.
The Saturday organizers are requesting a minimum donation Saturday of $75 per participant. Continue reading #BringTheRacquet: Men’s, women’s tennis teams in Saturday event to fight cancer
The Denver Tennis Park construction, featuring a 13-court facility — seven indoor and six outdoor, is well underway at 1500 S. Franklin St. in Denver. The facility is situated between South High School and I-25.
Groundbreaking was held in August and actual construction on the building began in January. The Denver Tennis Park complex is scheduled to open in November. Continue reading Denver Tennis Park rises from the ground
Photo: Courtesy of Denver Metro Media
The Denver Tennis Park (DTP) is currently under construction and expected to be complete in 10 months. The site is situated on a triangle of land on South Franklin Street between South High School and I-25.
Photo Courtesy University of Denver Magazine
LetsGoDU friend CD Dunks reminds us that there is no need to use the term ‘mid-major’. And the same goes for ‘secondary sport’ – i.e. any sport that is not called football or Power-Five conference basketball. The big question is: Has Peg Bradley-Doppes simply built one of the finest athletic department in the land? Continue reading Crimson & Gold touch propels Denver to national powerhouse status
Photo: The proposed Denver Tennis Park site layout presented for public comment on March 24th
We told you about a proposed new tennis center at South High a year ago and now the project appears closer to fruition than ever.
A Denver sport that toils without a great deal of public visibility is DU men’s and women’s tennis. Historically, Denver has had both singles and doubles players ranked in the top 10 nationally and has a proud tradition of success. However, men’s head coach Ricardo Rubio and women’s head coach Christian Thompson have been fighting an uphill recruiting battle armed with a small and aging outdoor Stapleton Tennis Center with no on-campus indoor courts. Despite success with Summit League titles, DU has been slipping nationally in the recruiting battles. Continue reading Denver tennis facility nears final approval
When Denver centerback Kortne Ford (above/Photo by David Grooms) carved open the Clemson backline to convert Alex Underwood’s cross to score the game-winning goal in Dec.2’s NCAA Soccer Quarterfinal with a minute left in the game to book a first-ever DU berth in the College Cup, it set off a big celebration for every Pioneer fan.
I would argue that it may have been one of DU’s greatest collegiate sporting achievements of all time. Here’s why: Continue reading Puck Swami: Is the men’s soccer team making the 2016 College Cup DU’s greatest sporting achievement?
According to sources with Denver Public Schools, the University of Denver is about to solve a campus space issue, put the men’s and women’s tennis programs on year-round footing, and work with the community in a joint venture which aligns perfectly to Chancellor Chopp’s strategic vision – joining the University and the Denver community closer together in perfect alignment with the DU’s Strategic Impact 2025 plan. Continue reading Denver Aces Court Case