Lindner Family Tennis Center

The Lindner Family Tennis Center is a tennis facility in Mason, Ohio. [1] It is the house of the Western & Southern Open and is owned by Tennis for Charity, Inc. The grounds consist of 4 permanent tennis arena (Center Court, Grandstand Court, Court 3 and Court 10), identifying the Center as the only world tennis location, apart from the 4 Grand Slam places, with more than 2 permanent arena. Center Court, integrated in 1981 and broadened many times since, has a capability of 11,400. Grandstand Court, integrated in 1995, has a capability of 5,000. Court 3, built in 2010, seats 4,000. Court 10, integrated in 1997 and originally named Court 3, has a capability of 2,000. Warren County Information.

Its name, The Lindner Family Tennis Center, commemorates the family of a former tournament sponsor, the late Cincinnati investor, Carl Lindner, Jr

Browning Day of Indianapolis has been the architectural firm of record for the Center since its conception.

History

The place ended up being home to the tournament now referred to as the Western & Southern Open (or Cincinnati Masters) in 1979 when competition organizers grew weary of perennial Ohio River flooding at its venue of the time, the Coney Island amusement park. One of the tournament sponsors, Taft Broadcasting, owned the Kings Island Amusement Park in Mason, as well as the Golf Center at Kings Island, which was located on land straight throughout Interstate 71 from the park. When the chairman of Taft Broadcasting, Charles Mechem, suggested the competition move to land at the Golf Center, competition organizers, led by Paul M. Flory, agreed.

4 courts of DecoTurf II were initially installed at the brand-new place, and the bleachers used at Coney Island were shipped up I-71 and positioned around one of them to form Center Court. Two years later, those bleachers were gotten rid of and the first stage of construction on that court began. Enhancements to seating and amenities on Center Court have been made almost every year since.

One of the most significant expansions was available in 1987 when the original West Building was added, developing operating space for gamers and media and luxury suites for fans. A growth in 1990 included more suites and increased capability on Center Court to 10,000. Building and construction in 1998 added 2 extra courts, bringing the total number of courts at the Tennis Center to 10.

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