The new Chewning Tennis Center will create an environment which maximizes the potential for student-athlete success and recruiting by including championship courts, seating and amenities that reflect the University’s status as a leader in collegiate tennis. The facility will be a venue that is sought after by players, spectators, the ACC and the NCAA for hosting competition and events.

The Chewning Tennis Center project is a multi-stage effort. The initial phases provide state-of-the-art competition courts for outdoor and indoor play as well as spectator seating and amenities. Future phases will include a team building and other support facilities.

Phase 1 includes:

  • 12 competition and practice courts
  • Championship court lighting
  • Ample storage space for both varsity programs
  • Modern scoring, PA, live streaming and other technology capabilities
  • New fan amenities: seating, concessions, restrooms, awnings for shade

Phase 1 Expansion includes:

  • Foundation and roof repairs of existing indoor facility
  • New LED lights, scoreboard, topcoat acrylics, paint and graphics for indoor courts
  • Cone-Kenfield Indoor entry, lobby and mezzannine enhancements
  • New carpet and flooring
  • Spectator railing enhancements


Men’s and women’s tennis are set to rev into next gear with the completion of a major overhaul and renovation of the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center.



The Chewning Tennis Center, named for Tom and Nancy Chewning, provides an outdoor home for men’s and women’s tennis that matches the programs’ level of play.


Please Consider a Gift to the Chewning Tennis Center

You have the opportunity to directly help our Carolina Tennis programs continue competing at a championship level. The cost of the facility project is $18.5 million. Your gifts will secure the ability of Carolina to attract the best student-athletes to Chapel Hill, and to give them the facilities they need to succeed. Please consider a gift to the Chewning Tennis Center.

For more information on this project, or to get involved with your own support for the Chewning Tennis Center, please call The Rams Club at 919.843.2000.

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Naming Opportunities

Naming opportunities remain at the Chewning Tennis Center and are listed in the table below.

*Naming opportunities are subject to change

Naming OpportunitiesGift Amount
Tennis Stadium$2,500,000
North Grandstand$1,500,000
South Grandstand$1,000,000
Practice Courts$1,000,000
Court Level Patio$1,000,000
Restroom/Concessions Building$1,000,000
Individual Championship Courts (1 available)$500,000
Entry Courtyard$500,000
Roof Terrace$500,000
Individual Practice Courts (5 available)$250,000
Entry Garden$250,000
Donor Board$1,000