Tennis and basketball courts open in Delaware
Public Relations - Published: October 27, 2011
“Court” is back in session on the Delaware campus.

Officials with the School of Law recently christened new tennis and basketball courts after a ribbon cutting and informal celebration.

“Congratulations everyone. It’s really beautiful,” Law Dean Linda L. Ammons said, after trading the first tennis volleys on the new court with first-year law student Jason Rojas. She then shot a few hoops with Professor James R. May on the basketball court.

Both courts add a striking shot of blue and green color to their new home.

The old courts had occupied valuable space in the middle of a central campus parking lot. Their aged surfaces were removed over the summer to make room for more vehicles.

Campus officials constructed new courts in a corner of a rear campus parking lot, which is often used for overflow parking. With the dust now settled, the new configuration has generated 70 additional parking spaces – all in the centralized parking area.

Ribbon-cutting onlookers took to the basketball courts after the dean took her first shots. Students and members of the campus maintenance staff enjoyed trying out the new space.

“It felt pretty good,” Rojas said.

The courts officially opened Tuesday, Oct. 25. Athletic shoes are required for those who use the new surfaces and they are open to all Widener law students, faculty and staff.