Princeton University Tennis Dedicates the Cordish Family Pavilion
The new structure takes
The Cordish Family Pavilion, so named after its major donors, sits between the six courts where varsity matches are played and the Pagoda courts. The second floor contains offices, a kitchen, a lounge, ample storage space, and an open viewing platform that served nicely for the luncheon and has many possibilities for practical use. The first floor has locker rooms for the men’s and women’s teams and another gathering area or terrace.
Athletic director Gary Walters and university president Shirley Tilghman took part in the ceremony, as did current coaches Megan Bradley-Rose and Glenn Michibata. All are simply thrilled with the result. Among those on hand were former long-time varsity coaches Louise Gengler-Thomas and David Benjamin. The head coaches’ offices are named for each of them, a delightful surprise to both.
Gengler-Thomas noted that when they first got the
As impressive as the new building is, equally impressive is the family atmosphere and camaraderie of former players, who continue to care deeply about Princeton tennis and many of whom contributed in some way to the new pavilion. The first action of the season was the men’s Farnsworth/Princeton Invitational, with finals slated for today. Summed up Tilghman, “Now we have a home that is worthy of our talent and dedication.”