USNA Dyer Tennis Clubhouse Renovation

79% of $40,000 goal
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Restoration Project at Dyer Tennis Clubhouse Aims to Honor Legacy of Joe Hunt


The Naval Academy Athletic Association (NAAA) is raising funds for capital enhancements to Dyer Tennis Clubhouse at the United States Naval Academy, which serves as the everyday home to the Navy men’s tennis program. Due to generous support from men’s tennis alumni and friends, the NAAA has already raised more than half the goal for the project through gifts and pledges.

Plans to update the facility include an expanded locker room, as well as improved functional areas to serve as study and gathering spaces for midshipmen tennis players. Additional renovations include new coach’s offices, a reception area, and an enhanced viewing deck overlooking the outdoor courts next to Dahlgren Hall.

As part of updating the facility, the clubhouse will feature a dedicated space to honor the legacy of former midshipman and Navy men’s tennis great, Joe Hunt. The above video highlights the storied career of Hunt, who transferred to the Naval Academy and eventually became both the No.1 ranked tennis player in the country and the No. 5 player in the world. Tragically, Hunt lost his life in service to our country in 1945 shortly before his 26th birthday. He was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1966 and the Intercollegiate Hall of Fame in 1986. Hunt remains the only man to win the US Boys (15 and under), Juniors (18 and under), Collegiate, and Men’s Singles Championship.

The goal is to raise $75,000 and honor the legacy of Lieutenant Joe Hunt through a dedicated display in the reception area of the facility. In memory of their loss, the family of Lt Hunt has pledged to support the campaign and name the legacy display. All donations towards this initiative are fully tax deductible, and made through the Naval Academy Foundation to support the capital enhancements at Dyer Tennis Clubhouse.

Donors interested in supporting the project are welcome to make one-time gifts or commitments which can be pledged over multiple years (Example: $10,000 commitment = $2,500 per year for 4 years). Gifts of $2,500 or more qualify to have the donors’ names permanently memorialized with the Hunt family on a plaque at the legacy display.




Renderings of the New Tennis Center

1222 days ago by Daniel Quattrini

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