Lamar Tennis Camps
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Thompson Family Tennis Center
Thanks to a very generous $300,000 gift by from Jennifer (Hebert) and Greg Thompson, the Lamar Tennis Facility, now re-named the "Thompson Family Tennis Center" received a total renovation. The renovation included upgrading the current tennis building to include a pro shop that will double as a meeting facility, as well as improvements to the locker-room and restroom facilities and an increased storage area. The Thompson Family Tennis Center also includes a state-of-the art electronic scoreboard capable of keeping scores remotely for up to six matches at once and new awnings to shade the spectator seating.
The Thompson Family Tennis Center is a top-notch facility designed to recruit and retain top student-athletes. The revitalized facility will be viewed as one of the top tennis facilities in the State of Texas.
In addition to serving as home to the Men's and Women's Tennis programs, the facility is open to the entire Lamar University community and has 16 courts in all, with five stadium courts.
Directions to Lamar University
From Southeast Texas Regional Airport:
Exit the airport, pass under Highway 69/96 and turn left onto the access road. Enter Highway 69/96; drive until you reach the Martin Luther King Blvd exit. Take the exit and merge onto Martin Luther King Blvd. Take the first exit off Martin Luther King.
From Houston Area:
Take Interstate 10 East to Beaumont. Exit Highway 69/96 (Port Arthur exit) just before the MCM Elegante Hotel on the right. Continue down Highway 69/96; take the Martin Luther King exit. Turn left onto Martin Luther King; pass under the overpass. Take the first exit off Martin Luther King.
Take Interstate 10 West to Beaumont. Exit Martin Luther King Blvd. Turn left onto Martin Luther King; pass under the overpass. Continue down Martin Luther King Blvd and take the Lamar University exit, just past Washington Blvd.
From Woodville/Lufkin and Lumberton/Jasper:
Take Highway 69 or Highway 96 south to Beaumont. Exit Interstate 10 (to Orange/Baton Rouge) and take the Martin Luther King exit. Turn right onto Martin Luther King and continue down Martin Luther King. Take the Lamar University exit, just past Washington Blvd .
Take the ferry north to Highway 87. Continue down Highway 87, taking the detour route through High Island, until you get to Winnie. Pass Highway 73, turn right onto Interstate 10 East. Exit Highway 69/96 (Port Arthur exit) just before the MCM Elegante Hotel on the right. Continue down Highway 69/96; take the Martin Luther King Blvd. exit. Turn left on Martin Luther King; pass under the overpass. Take the first exit off Martin Luther King.
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