When Glenview Park District planned to upgrade its Glenview National Nine golf course, their vision included expanding their seasonal use golf-course into four state-of-the-art public play outdoor paddle tennis courts and a clubhouse that could function in multiple ways.
In summer golf months, the facility would need to perform in two ways: a great view of the course for golfers who wanted to grab lunch, and accommodations for the many youth programs conducted at the course when school was out. In winter months, when paddle tennis is played, the clubhouse would need to transform into a space suitable for spectators of the game and for post-game gatherings.
The MCA Solution:
The MCA design team’s insights into the culture of paddle tennis guided the Park District in fine tuning the project’s objectives. The game’s spectator sport appeal, combined with players almost always gathering for libations and good casual dining afterwards, inspired the informal come-as-you-are atmosphere needed to welcome community members of all ages.