Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility
In 2012, the tennis programs gained the addition of the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility, which houses six indoor courts. Located adjacent to the outdoor stadium, the facility features a lobby, restrooms and overhead seating above the courts in addition to seating at court level.
The building, dedicated on April 28, 2012, is named after one of the most successful tennis players in Alabama history. Alison Baumgardner lettered for three seasons at Alabama on the men's tennis team. Men's coach Jason Morton discovered the Alexander City, Ala. native and enticed her to play on the varsity men's team at the Capstone because there was no women's team at the time. She won the women's collegiate singles championship titles in both 1962 and 1963 and teamed with Missouri's Justina Bricka for the 1963 women's collegiate doubles national title.
Alison Baumgardner was a four-time Blue Gray and three-time Southern Tournament champion. She is a member of the Southern Lawn Tennis Hall of Fame, the Southern Tennis Hall of Fame and the Women's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame. Alison Baumgardner was also among the inaugural inductees into the University of Alabama's Tennis Hall of Fame. She passed away on March 20, 2009 at the age of 65.
The addition of the indoor will not only provide a facility for the teams to compete during inclement weather, but it also will benefit Alabama when submitting bids to host events such as the NCAA Championship.