Who we are
Located in Norman, Oklahoma, Westwood Tennis Center is considered as one of the top public facilities in the United States. In 2007, USTA recognized Westwood as the National Outstanding Facility. Currently, Westwood has 12 outdoor championship courts with four 36-foot youth courts and in 2017 plans to open two climate controlled indoor courts. The tennis center has become the pride of the local tennis community through the facility improvements by the Norman Parks and Recreation Department, the ongoing support of the Norman tennis community and the management of Marc Claude, USPTA Master Professional.
The Westwood Tennis Clubhouse is a fully equipped pro shop featuring tennis racquets, accessories and lounge area with two flat screen televisions. The tennis shop offers stringing services to its customers and the general public servicing not only tennis racquets, but also racquetball and badminton racquets.
Westwood Tennis offers programs for both Juniors and Adults. Junior Development is the passion of Marc Claude, Director of Tennis, and he has designed programs to take student players from grass-roots tennis all the way to the collegiate level. Adult programs, including private lessons, clinics, drill groups and leagues, are also very active at Westwood.
1969 – Westwood Tennis Center was founded as the first two courts were constructed.
1996 – David Minihan was hired as Westwood’s first Director of Tennis.
1996 – Fundraising campaign began for landscaping, irrigation, sidewalks and new windscreens.
1999 – Broke ground on the new clubhouse two restrooms and locker rooms, office and pro shop area. Major landscaping to the entryway leading to the clubhouse.
2002 – Westwood started to be recognized as a high level caliber tennis facility as it was awarded its first USTA national tournament.
2005 – Expanded from an 8 court to a 12 court facility.
2007 – Westwood was recognized as the USTA National Outstanding Facility and awards the tennis center a $28,900 grant to upgrade four courts fencing to black vinl.
2008 – Donation was accepted and matched by the City of Norman to expand our clubhouse 1,000 square feet adding a lounge area, new counter and stringing station.
2015 – The tennis center expanded once again with the construction of four 36-foot courts. Again, leading the industry while joining just a handful of facilities in the United States with stand along youth courts.
2016 – The Norman City Council approved $1,000,000 to convert courts 6-7 to climate controlled indoor courts and add two outdoor courts east of court 1.
2018 – Indoor courts opened