The Razorbacks have a proud tradition of providing the best athletic facilities the world can offer, and the Dills Indoor Tennis Center is no exception. Constructed in 1982, the structure was originally known as the University of Arkansas Track and Tennis Complex. In 2002, the facility was renamed the Dills Indoor Tennis Center and dedicated solely to the netted sport, offering the latest to competitive collegiate tennis athletes of today.
The center was renamed and dedicated on April 30, 2002, in honor of Jane Dills Morgan and Nancy Dills Lee, along with Ewell Lee, who made a sizeable donation in the name of Robert “Bob” and Lucile Dills. They were early and long-time supports of the Razorback program.
The center originally included just four courts, but the renovations upped that number to six. Other improvements included a new ceiling and insulation system, 96 new lamps, resurfacing of all the courts and six electronic scoreboards.
When the building was rededicated, massive internal renovations were made to complex to provide one of the best facilities in the country. Two more courts were added, giving Dills six extremely fast indoor courts. With six courts, the indoor complex proved to be ideal when the sometimes cold, unpredictable weather of Northwest Arkansas prevented matches from being played outside. The speedy courts were resurfaced in 2003, along with the addition of 96 brand new halogen lights to illuminate the arena.
The stadium seating of the Dills Indoor Tennis Center puts even the most die-hard tennis enthusiast at ease. With 500+ chair back seats and standing capacity for 200+ more, the Dills Indoor Tennis Center is one of the largest in the country. Recently added to the enjoyment of Razorback tennis fans, six new electronic scoreboards were added along with a state-of-the-art sound system.
Large heaters and a new insulated ceiling provide a warm environment in even the coldest of winters, allowing athletes to improve their skills all 12 months of the year. The indoor center includes locker rooms for women’s and men’s programs, coaches’ offices and lobby. Prior to the most recent SEC Championship events -- the men in 2008 and the women in 2009, the facility hosted the men’s in 1994 and women’s in 1997. The Lady Razorbacks also played host to the 1998 SEC Fall Championships.