Plaza Tennis Center
The UMKC men's and women's tennis teams practice and compete at the Plaza Tennis Center, which is located just minutes away from the UMKC campus.
The Plaza Tennis Center sits next to the Country Club Plaza, the Midwest's oldest outdoor shopping area featuring a number of unique shops, restaurants, boutiques and Spanish architecture. The facility includes 14 outdoor lighted courts, a pro shop and locker rooms. The exhibition court, adjacent to the clubhouse, features permanent and bleacher seating for about 300 spectators.
The center has hosted many events, including three Big 12 and the final Big Eight Championships, NCAA Division II Nationals, the Missouri Valley's National Qualifier Sweet 16, a USTA professional men's satellite tournament, USA Tournament Tennis sanctioned play, USTA leagues and instructional programs.
The facilty has received local, regional and national awards since its grand opening in 1996. In 1998, the United States Tennis Association named the center a USTA National Outstanding Public Tennis Facility. In 2005, it was named PTR Public Facility of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Registry.
In 2007, the Plaza Tennis Center was recognized as one of the top 50 Tennis Welcome Centers in the country.
Over the years, the center has received honors, including numerous USTA section and district tournament and event of the year awards, including the 2007 Tournament of the Year for the USTA-Missouri Valley Futures. Other awards the facilty has received include PITCH Magazine's "Best Place to Find Love". The PTC's staff has also been recognized for distinguished service, outstanding officiating, community service and outstanding clinician.
UMKC Hosted the Summit League Men's and Women's Championships there in 2012.