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          Release: 10/10/2006
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Dartmouth College's Alexis Boss Tennis Center and Alan Gordon Pavilion

General Information

The Boss Tennis Center is open from Monday, September 15, 2014 through Friday, June 5, 2015.  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.

Memberships Rates

Memberships are available for the full season (September 15, 2014 - June 5, 2015), for fall/winter (September 15, 2014 - January 25, 2015), or for winter/spring (January 1, 2015 - June 5, 2015)  Rates are listed below.

Full year or half-year rate in (        ).
*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.

Empllyee 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.


Hourly Court Rates

The court rates per hour is $32.00 for members, with an additional $10.00 per person guest fee for non-members, $20.00 for youths (no guest fees), and $10.00 for Dartmouth students (undergraduate and graduate).

Courts are normally reserved 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.

Weekend Special - 12:00noon-8:00pm

$24.00 an hour (no guest fees for non-members)

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.

About the Facility

On Monday, September 18, 2000, a new era of tennis began at Dartmouth as the Alexis Boss Tennis Center and Alan D. Gordon Pavilion officially opened.  The six-court facility is the home for the Dartmouth men's and women's tennis teams and features a lounge, two public locker rooms, two tennis team locker rooms, mezzanine seating and a team meeting room.

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.

"The Boss Tennis Center has been a hallmark of my collegiate experience, symbolizing a home for sportsmanlike competition and team growth. Here is how college tennis ought to be played. Boss’s six-court layout allows for team spirit and camaraderie to carry throughout the entire building. Often, teammates and fans from one side of Boss will cheer for a player on the opposite end – an example of the enthusiasm that unifies all members of the Dartmouth tennis community. A world-class facility in all respects, I also feel truly privileged to spend my college tennis career playing in the memory of Alexis Boss."   Tri-captain Sarah Leonard '13


"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