George C Myer, a tennis enthusiast, donated money to the City of Gulf Shores to build a first class tennis facility. Georges intention was two fold; to provide a tennis structure for the residents and a facility capable of hosting United States Tennis Associate (USTA) events.
Signature worked closely with city personnel through the entire sales, permitting and construction process. Having never built a tennis facility, the city relied heavily on Signatures expertise in the tennis industry. In addition to meeting all USTA and local coding requirements, Signature designed a custom pavilion system to capitalize on the beautiful weather of the quaint beach community. It became evident to the city very early on in the process that Signature s experience and quality was the only option to meet and exceed the intentions of the donor.
The four court tennis pavilion measures 131 x 241. The structure is engineered to meet high wind loads and designed with a 10 leg extension to meet USTA baseline requirements. Signature also participated in the foundation design, and upon soil results re-designed a more economical foundation that resulted in direct cost savings for the city. The membrane is terminated 10 above grade to mimic the feeling of outdoor play without the direct impact of the elements with the translucent fabric producing a cost saving to the city.
The City is very pleased with the project and the covered structure that your company designed and installed for us. Your Company worked closely with the City, the architects, engineers and general contractor through design, construction and final inspection. You have also answered questions and given guidance after project completion that will help us to make this one of the best and most unique tennis facilities in the regionSignature Structures worked very hard to insure our facility was compliant to USTA standards[and] has exceeded our expectations in the finished product, met construction timeline promised, and held true to their promise of few or no change orders.
– Mark Acreman, Public Works Director –