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Palmetto Tennis Center

A redesign of multi-court tennis complex 
The City of Sumter hired Davis & Floyd to evaluate and redesign a multi-court tennis complex that centered around a new pro shop and plaza, large red clay stadium court, and seven additional red clay courts. The goal of this project was to create a unique regional tennis facility that could attract a large variety of users and tournaments. This work included master planning, marketing renderings, construction documents, bidding, and construction management services.

Solutions

Master Planning In Phases 

To accommodate the size and budget, the project was broken down into two phases. Each phase used repeating design elements to provide a cohesive sense of place. These elements included brick paver plazas with fountains, raised seat planters, arbors with swings, landscaping, irrigation, and landscape lighting. The plazas also will have decorative brick columns with wrought-iron fencing and gates. The landscaped brick paver plazas were an important priority for the City of Sumter for events and social gatherings.

Phase 1

  • New pro shop
  • Brick veneer retaining wall to
    accommodate the plaza above with
    access to the plaza from the parking
    lot, providing traditional steps and
    an ADA handicap-accessible ramp
  • Four clay pickleball courts and a clay
    practice half court irrigated with
    pop-up spray heads and built with
    an underdrain piping system
  • Lighting for after-dark play
  • Concrete stadium bleachers

Phase 2

  • Restroom and storage building
  • Segmental block retaining wall to
    accommodate grade changes required
    for the clay courts’ footprint
  • Eight clay courts oversized for
    professional play to conform to US
    Tennis Association Standards
    • Irrigated with pop-up spray heads
      and built with an underdrain piping
      system
    • Lit for after-dark play
    • Furnished with concrete
      stadium bleachers

Services Provided

  • 3D Modeling
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Documentation
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Master Planning
  • Structural Engineering