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 Association (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 the soil, results re-designed a more economical foundation that resulted in indirect 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.