Northside dedicates two new athletics facilities

July 2, 2013

Two new voter-approved Northside ISD athletics facilities were officially dedicated in June- the Northside Swim Center and Tennis Center. Both facilities are available for use by the community.

“We thank the voters for approving both of these facilities as part of School Bond 2010,” says Dr. Brian Woods, Superintendent. “The Northside Swim Center and Tennis Center will serve thousands of Northside student athletes and the community for years to come. We are thrilled to finally show them off.”

The Northside Swim Center is adjacent to the Northside Natatorium and part of the Farris Athletic Complex off of Loop 1604. Visit the Northside ISD Facebook page to view an album of pictures from the Swim Center Dedication.

The three new pools that make up the Northside Swim Center, which includes an Olympic-size competition pool, a diving pool, and a lessons pool, hold a total of 1.5 million gallons of water.

The outdoor aquatics complex - including the Natatorium – is the only one of its kind in the central United States and will attract major regional, state, national and international competitions, which in turn will draw thousands of athletes, coaches and their families to San Antonio. These visitors will make a multi-million dollar impact on San Antonio's economy annually, according to the Bexar County Athletic Facilities Committee. NISD will rent out the aquatics complex for these competitions.

The Northside Swim Center will host the 2013 AAU Diving National Championships from July 22 through July 29.

The outdoor swim stadium was funded by both Northside's  School Bond 2010 and is one of 13 sports venues approved by Bexar County  voters through the visitor tax extension election in May 2008.

The Northside Tennis Center is located at 12045 Leslie Road, adjacent to O’Connor High School. Visit the Northside ISD Facebook page to view an album of pictures from the Tennis Center Dedication.

The new facility includes 18 lighted tennis courts, a tennis Pro-Shop, and air conditioned training room and offices. There are covered 15-seat bleachers at each court.

Around 400 students participate in 11 high school tennis programs and 360 students participate in middle school tennis programs.

Northside’s original tennis facility is the Annemarie Tennis Center that is part of the Don Hardin Athletic Complex on Culebra Road (@ Loop 410). It will undergo extensive renovation soon. Those plans are in design now.

For more information on community use of these new facilities, visit the Aquatics and Tennis websites.