USTA Grant to Support Huether Tennis Centre
Thursday, October 29, 2009
SIOUX FALLS – Augustana has received a $32,500 grant from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) in support of the recently completed Huether Tennis Centre.
The new facility at 32rd Street and Grange Avenue was completed in September and dedicated on October 6. Mike and Cindy Huether of Sioux Falls provided the lead gift for the complex.
“We are very grateful for the assistance the USTA has provided us with the Huether Tennis Centre,” Cindy Huether said. “They not only provided us with grant money but have worked with us through the entire project to ensure that we built the finest quality facility. We cannot wait to show them the benefits this facility has brought to the campus and community.”
Earlier this year the project received a $5,000 grant from USTA/Northern Section.
”USTA and USTA Northern were excited to be able to partner in making the Huether Tennis Centre a reality,” said Mike Goldammer, Executive Director of the USTA/Northern Section. “Sioux Falls has been a flagship tennis community for decades and we felt the location of this facility and the partnership established were key reasons to fund this initiative. We believe the leadership at Augustana College and the Sioux Falls Tennis community will utilize this resource to its fullest potential.”
Goldammer was the head tennis pro at Arrowhead Tennis Center in Rapid City, S.D., and has coached at the high school and collegiate levels. He played collegiate tennis for one year at New Mexico State University and three years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. At UMD, Goldammer was regionally and nationally ranked in both singles and doubles.
Designed and built by Midwest Tennis & Track of Dennison, Iowa, the Huether Tennis Centre is 16-feet wider than the facility it replaced. Included are six championship level courts, lights, bleacher seating, and tennis building.
The Huether Tennis Centre will serve as the home courts for Augustana men’s and women’s teams, but will also be available to students, staff, and the Sioux Falls community.