Atkins is the home of the University of Illinois women's and men's tennis teams and is located in Urbana, Illinois. This facility is open to the public and offers a variety of programs and events for tennis players and fans of all ages. Information on all programs and events held at Atkins are provided on this website. If you have specific questions, please call the tennis center at (217) 244-8562 .
The tennis center features six indoor and 20 lighted outdoor tennis courts. In addition, Atkins features public locker rooms for women and men which are open to all users of the tennis center. Atkins' pro-shop, which is located inside the main entrance, features racquets, apparel, shoes, accessories, and stringing services for players of all ages and ability.The tennis center also holds offices for the Illinois coaches and with the addition of the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex in the spring of 2009, came new first-class locker rooms and sports medicine and training areas.
Not only is Atkins the home of the Illinois teams, but it also plays host to a number of elite events. In 2013, Atkins Tennis Center hosted the NCAA Tennis Championships. Since 1996, Atkins welcomes the world's top professional players as they compete in the JSM Challenger. In June, Atkins hosts the Middle Illinois Junior Qualifier and the Marian Wood Baird Cup, two elite tournaments in the junior summer tournament schedule. Each July, Atkins also hosts the USTA Boys 18 National Team Championship. Throughout the summer, juniors and adults from around the Midwest travel to Champaign-Urbana to participate in one of the Fighting Illini Summer Tennis Camps.
If you love tennis, either as a player or a fan, Atkins has something to offer every tennis enthusiast.
The Atkins Tennis Center will operate under the following hours beginning Sunday, September 2, 2013 through Monday, May 26, 2014 (Memorial Day):
Monday - Friday: 6:30 am - 10:00 pm*
Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm*
* or until last indoor court reservation
Atkins will be closed on the following dates:
September 1, 2013 (Labor Day)
November 28, 2013 (Thanksgiving)
December 24, 2013 (Christmas Eve)
December 25, 2013 (Christmas Day)
Football Game Day Hours
The Atkins Tennis Center will be closing early on the home football game dates listed below. The time of closure will depend on the game time. Please call Atkins' front desk at (217) 244-8562 approximately one week before a game date as most game times are still to be determined:
August 31, 2013
September 7, 2013
October 19, 2013
October 26, 2013
|Clinic Session Dates|
|I||September 8-October 19||None|
|II||October 20-December 14||11/1, 11/2
Reserved "Permit Only" and handicap parking is located in the paved lot on the south side of Atkins Tennis Center. Public parking is located in the grass area to the north of Atkins Tennis Center. In case of inclement weather please use the parking lots at the Richard T. Ubben Basketball Complex or the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building. Some events will have a nominal fee for parking.
Ticket Sales/Pass Gate Location
Events at Atkins Tennis Center are not a ticketed events with the exception of NCAA and Big Ten Championships and professional events.
Gate Opening Time
TBD prior to each event.
All seats are general admission.
Restrooms are located inside of the Atkins Tennis Center.
Concessions are not sold at Atkins Tennis Center with the exception of NCAA and Big Ten Championships and professional events.
All merchandise is sold at the Pro Shop.
Program Sales/Media Guides
Programs are available at the Pro Shop or the Booster Club Table.
ATMs are unavailable in the Atkins Tennis Center.
A pay phone is located next to the elevator on the right as you walk through the main entrance of the Atkins Tennis Center.
Lost and Found
Lost & Found is located at the main desk of the Atkins Tennis Center. Patrons should call the Atkins Tennis Center main desk at, (217) 244-8562 for any lost articles.
An athletic trainer is always available for each event. For NCAA and Big Ten Championships, IEMS (Illini Emergency Medical Services) will be stationed within Atkins Tennis Center. They will assist in any medical emergency with a patron. An ambulance is on duty if more attention is needed.