Tennis Bench 2.0
We are in the midst of creating another Tennis Court Bench, this time for Bailey Park in Austin, TX.
We were approached by some University of Texas Architecture Students from Steve Ross' class about getting involved in a community project. We had a short time frame of about 6 weeks... Rosie from the Austin Parks Foundation had expressed some interest in some more benches in parks earlier in the year. So, we put the two together.
We came up with a simple, yet elegant design and sought out some donations from Lowe's and Home Depot - both donated materials. Our friends at Athena Manufacturing agreed to powder coat the steel frames as well - they also powder coated the frames from the last set of benches.
Currently we are fabricating the frames and expect to install in early June after the Parks Department refinishes the courts.
Here's a sketch of the design and a photo of Bonnie Rodd, a UT student, cutting some steel.
by the Davey