Frank and Vicki Fertitta Tennis Complex
There's no place like home for Rebel tennis players.
That's because UNLV is home to one of the top collegiate tennis facilities in the world. Opened in 1993, the Frank and Vicki Fertitta Complex has helped lift a tennis program on the rise even higher.
With 12 lighted courts, seating for up to 2,000 fans and a sparkling stadium club, the $1.5 million Fertitta Complex has become the center of tennis for Las Vegas and a standard of excellence for college tennis programs.
"We have it all right here, ” said Director of Tennis Larry Easley. “Our facilities are not outdone by any in the nation."
Aside from the championship courts, the complex houses spacious offices for the four UNLV coaches, a conference room, equipment area, stringing station and ticket office. Both Rebel and Lady Rebel players can hit the books in the study room, relax in the players lounge complete with big-screen television, or make use of the modern locker room areas.
The facility hosts junior, senior and open tournaments along with UNLV physical education classes. A tennis club was launched in 1993 with all proceeds benefiting Rebel tennis. In addition, the school successfully hosted the NCAA Men's Regional Championships from 1996-98 and in 1998 became the first school in the nation to host both the men's and women's regionals.
In 1997, record crowds were on hand to see two hometown heroes when the Luxor USTA Men's Challenger debuted at UNLV's Fertitta Tennis Complex, marking the return of pro tennis to the City of Lights. Las Vegas native and tennis legend Andre Agassi took the court along with former UNLV great and 1997 NCAA singles and doubles champion Luke Smith as part of the impressive field competing on the Rebels' home courts.