Due to security restrictions in place, only those vehicles driven by someone with a Department of Defense identification card will be able to drive onto the U.S. Naval Academy grounds. Fans attending tennis matches must park outside of the USNA and walk through the security gate. Shuttle bus service is not provided for tennis matches.
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The Naval Academy Athletic Association dedicated the Dyer Tennis Clubhouse in ceremonies held in November of 2000.
The facility is named to honor the late Vice Admiral George Dyer (Academy Class of 1919) by his daughter and her husband, Jo and Weston Burnett. Mr. Burnett is also an Academy graduate ('43) and retired with the rank of Commander. The Burnett's are longtime supporters of the Navy tennis program.
"This is a suitable facility for not only an excellent tennis team, but also a proper way to honor Vice Admiral George Dyer," said Mr. Burnett. "He was well known throughout Annapolis for his charitable works, and this will only add to his legacy."
The building includes coaches offices, a racquet stringing room, locker rooms for both coaches and players, a lounge, a public address system and a viewing deck overlooking the courts.
"We greatly appreciate the generosity of the Burnett's to the Navy tennis program," said then-Director of Athletics, Jack Lengyel. "The Dyer Tennis Clubhouse will only help to enhance and strengthen an already highly successful program."
"We are very grateful to the Dyer family for their contribution to the Navy tennis program," said head coach John Officer. "The Dyer Tennis Clubhouse is one of the finest facilities of its kind in the nation. It is a wonderful building which the team will be able to enjoy for many years to come."
The names of past Navy tennis greats are immortalized with plaques on each of the outdoor courts. A six-court scoreboard is located on one end of the courts, with a board listing past milestones of the program, found on the opposite end.
An additional six courts are located adjacent to Bancroft Hall's Eighth Wing, providing a total of 12 competition courts on the USNA grounds.