Each classification will feature up to five matches (Singles: Lines 1-3, Doubles: Lines 1-2). With seven classifications and a split Class A, this gives us a maximum of 40 boys matches and 40 girls matches. So the 60-court facility will host the nearly 80 matches that the 16-court facility hosted a year ago. In the past when teams did not have the option of playing more than a couple lines at once, a team could clinch the title before the No. 3 singles, for example, even took the court. This could be the start of a new championship format where every line is guaranteed a match and shared starting time.
“The Rome Tennis Center at Berry College welcomes the GHSA State Tennis Championships to the City of Rome and we look forward to a wonderful competition featuring some of the best high school tennis teams in Georgia,” said Tom Daglis, Executive Director of the RTCBS.
All-day admission to the groundbreaking facility will be just $5 and parking will be free.
“We are very excited to be able to hold our tennis finals at a facility like this one,” said GHSA Executive Director Robin Hines. “We are fortunate to have a center like this one in Georgia and it was an easy decision to move the state finals to a show place like the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. We hope this will be a great championship site for many years to come.”