"Time to Serve" on Salem Academy and College Tennis Courts
August 1, 2016
The Salem Academy and College Tennis Courts Renovation, designed by Winston-Salem based Stimmel Associates, PA, was recently completed by Blum Construction. The project employed an underdrain system and asphalt overlay to manage sub-surface water in preparation of the final acrylic court surfacing. The facility was recently completed and a ribbon cutting ceremony was held on August 23rd.
The new tennis facility was dedicated to Salem College professor Norbert F. "Bert" Lain for his lifelong support of women's education, including physical education that takes place on athletic courts and fields. Salem Academy Director of Athletics Lorie Howard said, "A premier tennis facility will attract premier student athletes." Apparently, she is on point because, for the last two years, every member of the Academy's varsity tennis team has been named to the Triad Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference list, maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.5.