Marshall University tennis has the use of several outstanding facilities throughout the year as it continues to build championship traditions.
The Brian David Fox Tennis Center, was dedicated on October 23, 2004. Brian was born on Dec. 17, 1972 in Huntington, W.Va. He graduated from Barboursville High School in 1991, and earned a Bachelorís Degree in Sports Management and Marketing in 1996 at Marshall. Brian was employed by McJunkin Appalachian Oil Field Supply Company, a business started by his great-grandfather. Brian died on Dec. 14, 2002 in Huntington of pancreatic cancer. Brian enjoyed, tennis, softball, and jogging, but is remembered for his love of Marshall University sports.
The Brian David Fox Tennis Center has been newly renovated during last season with three new courts (above top right). The center also includes a new state-of-the-art scoreboard, and a new sound system with a location in the middle of campus. The original tennis center was built in 1995 and consisted of six lighted courts that were easily accessible from any campus location.
The Herd also has use of the Huntington Tennis Club. The season begins in January, and the inclement climate forces matches indoors during January and February, but the Herd has the use of the Huntington Tennis Club, just 10 minutes from campus. All of Marshallís facilities allow for maximum practice and performance year-round at the highest level.