Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Algodon Wine Estates Tennis Center

We plan to give the clubhouse that exists now at Algodon Wine Estates a major construction overhaul that will eventually include locker-rooms, larger dining space, a second floor dining terrace, and an integrated golf and tennis pro shop. The area may also include a large pool, which guests and residents might appreciate given San Rafael’s 330 days of annual sunshine. On his most recent visit to the estate, José Luis Clerc suggested creating the courts in two phases, which one day might include a center court stadium as well as 7 additional clay courts, 1 hard court, and 2 grass court. A  mini-stadium, which would be lowered for unobstructed panoramic views from above, as well as from the clubhouse restaurant’s future second-story dining terrace, is based on an “in-ground” design from a Tennis Club in California. The photo below is the inspiration for the in-ground stadium design at the future Algodon Wine Estates Tennis Center.

The entire area will be surrounded by an antique olive orchard nearly 50 years old.  The tennis courts should be ready for play by May, 2009. Tennis anyone?

- Scott Mathis

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