Midtown Tennis Club - Seasonal Tennis Facility
Location: New York City
Application: Tennis Dome
Size: 99’ W x 189’ L (18,711 sq. ft.)
Features:
  • Attached to roof of conventional building
  • Low bias cable system for structural support
  • Seasonal dome for winter only

Challenge:

  • Create an indoor tennis complex on the roof of a building in Midtown, Manhattan.
  • The dome offers the flexibility of indoor tennis in winter and outdoor tennis in summer.

Solution:

  • Arizon designed an air-supported building that fits seamlessly into the fenced-in tennis area on the roof of a building in Manhattan.
  • The dome is installed annually in early fall and dismantled each spring. A low bias cable system allows for increased support in case of high winds or heavy snowfall.

Result:

  • When Midtown Tennis Club wanted to expand its facility offerings, it sought to make use of its existing outdoor space instead of constructing a new indoor building elsewhere.
  • A flexible building solution, Arizon was able to fit its air-supported building on top of its outdoor courts.
  • Court time in Midtown’s four-court tennis dome is rented out to members and used as a site for lessons, camps and clinics from October through May, bringing in over a million dollars in revenue annually.
  • The dome has survived countless severe weather events, including Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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