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LCU to add men’s and women’s tennis to their intercollegiate sports

Lubbock Christian University logo (Courtesy LCU)
Lubbock Christian University logo (Courtesy LCU)
Updated: Sep. 22, 2020 at 1:21 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Lubbock Christian University called a news conference for today at 11 a.m. to make a “significant announcement” adding tennis to the collegiate sports at the university.

The news conference was hosted by LCU Director of Athletics Scott Larson. Jerry Franklin who played on the 1960-61 tennis team at what was then Lubbock Christian College, and Tim Siegel were the special guests.

Scott Larson announced the expansion of the athletic program with the addition of men’s and women’s tennis. It will begin in Fall of 2022. Between now and then, they will continue to raise funds for the project. They have about 80 percent of the funds needed for the new facility.

The goal is to begin construction on the 8-court facility with lights, with locker rooms and coach’s offices as soon as possible.

They will hire a head coach in Summer of 2021 to be able to recruit the athletes.

Tim Siegel will not be a coach at LCU, but he will be an advisor and a consultant for the program.

There has not been a tennis team at LCU since 1982.

Renderings of the Tennis Complex expected to be completed before the season starts in 2022.
Renderings of the Tennis Complex expected to be completed before the season starts in 2022.(KCBD NewsChannel 11)

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