About Boss Tennis Center/Gordon Pavilion
The Boss Tennis Center is open from Monday, September 14, 2015 through Friday, June 3, 2016. Hours are 7:30 am to 10:00 pm weekdays and 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekends. The facility is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. To make a court reservation, please call the front desk at 603-646-1101. Members may make a court reservations four days ahead, non-members two days ahead.
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Memberships are available for the full season (September 14, 2015 - June 3, 2016), for fall/winter (September 14, 2015 - January 24, 2016), or for winter/spring (January 1, 2016 - June 3, 2016) Rates are listed below.
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*Dartmouth Student Complimentary
*Dartmouth Student Spouse/partner - $90.00 ($65.00)
*Dartmouth Alumnus/a - $135.00 ($87.50)
(*Includes Medical, Tuck, Thayer graduate schools and any graduate student with a valid Dartmouth ID)
Dartmouth Employee/spouse/partner - $135.00 ($87.50)
Community Adult - $190.00 ($115.00)
Seniors (65+) - $160.00 ($100.00)
Membership Catagories Defined
Alumnus/a: Listed in Blitzmail as an alumnus/a.
Employee: Determined at time of purchase, based on the Human Resources Payroll data base.
Employee Spouse/Partner: Married to, or same-sex domestic partner of, Dartmouth employee.
Community Adult: Anyone who is not an employee, employee/student spouse or alumnus/a.
Senior: 65 years of age or older, identification required.
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Court Rates (per person)
Courts are normally unavailable Tuesday - Friday for varsity team practices from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm. (Until 8:00pm on Wednesdays.) However, this time is available to the general public during winter break late November-early January.
Late Night/Weekend Specials
Take advantage of our discount rate of $24.00 per court/per hour. WEEKENDS between 12:00noon and 8:00pm and WEEKDAYS late night Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after 8:30pm, Wednesday after 8:00pm, and Friday after 7:00pm. The rate is for both members and non-members (with no guest fees for non-members as well). To reserve a time, please call the front desk at 603-646-1101. Court subject to availability. Youth and Dartmouth student rates still apply during the weekend special.
We are located on the Dartmouth College campus at the intersection of South Park Street and Summer Court. Parking for Boss is available in the Thompson Arena parking lot.
Please contact the Tennis Center at 603-646-1101 for additional information.
Dartmouth's athletic gem honors Alexis Boss '93, who won All-Ivy recognition in singles and doubles five times before losing a gallant battle to brain cancer in 1995. The pavilion also recognizes Alan D. Gordon '77, captain of the men's squash team in 1976-77 and also a varsity tennis player.
Alexis Boss Tennis Center and Alan Gordon Pavilion earns Court of the Year Honors, Tennis Industry magazine, March/April 2002
"Normally, it's the attention to details that make a structure stand out. But sometimes it's the attention to the lack of details."
"There is not a lot of high-end detailing in this building, which is generally the case on large athletic buildings," says Jim Pulver of Bread Loaf Corp., a full-service provider of planning, architecture and building in Middlebury, Vt. "So the design quality is a result of using big ideas concerning the layout of the spaces and adjacencies on each level."
And in this regard, the center - named for the late Alexis Boss, a former member of the Dartmouth tennis team - succeeds beautifully.
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"The Alexis Boss Tennis Center and Alan Gordon Pavilion is one of the most beautiful college tennis facilities in the country, and a place we have been fortunate enough to call home throughout our collegiate careers. It has been a place of both tremendous team and personal growth, and a place we will certainly look back on as a transformative one. As we continue to represent Dartmouth on a national scale, we also remember what a privilege it is play in the memory of Alexis Boss." Women's captains Sarah Bessen '16, Julienne Keong '16, Suzy Tan '16, and Katerine Yau '16
"We're very fortunate to have a facility like this on our campus. It's allowed us to have a first-class place in which to practice and play and has been a great addition for the local community." Men's Head Coach Emeritus Chuck Kinyon
"It's a great advantage for our program to be able to play and practice in one of the finest facilities in the country. It makes everything we're trying to do that much better. The Boss Center is a great place to practice and play in. It gives our program a large advantage as we continue to develop our players to their ultimate potential." Women's Head Coach Bob Dallis