The NCAA requires a minimum of three courts available to host a competition. TCU had only two courts available for the beach volleyball team’s inaugural season last year.
“It didn’t bode well for us to try to bring other schools in and host more than a single dual at a time,” said beach volleyball head coach Erik Peterson.
Four sand-filled courts will be built on the north side of the campus recreation building.
“The more courts we have available, the more we are able to offer other schools,” Peterson said.
The construction plan does call for some fan seating on the north side of the courts. Game day banners and dividers will be added in order to brand the courts as the beach volleyball team’s official home ground.
Last year, the Frogs were not able to host any home competitions in their season. The team traveled to Arizona and California to compete.
The team is currently practicing at the Bryant Irvin Recreation Complex as they wait for construction on the new courts to finish.
These courts will be available to students and the TCU Recreation Center while not in use by the beach volleyball team.
“We will have the game day stuff to set up as well as the normal everyday equipment,” Peterson said.
The construction is scheduled to be finished by the end of November.