Battleground Tennis Academy
Facilities and Directions
Indoor Tennis Center
The Indoor Tennis Center at the University of Mary Washington is a tremendous facility that benefits the entire university and Fredericksburg communities. The tennis center as a whole is free to faculty, staff, and students. The men’s and women’s tennis teams practice and compete throughout the year at this outstanding complex of 18 courts. The UTC also allows UMW to host numerous collegiate events, providing essential indoor backup to the 12 outdoor courts. Students benefit in numerous ways, including PE classes, club tennis practice and competition, and open play. In addition, the tennis courts are open to the Fredericksburg community at very reasonable rates. Finaly, along with general court time, our staff provides tennis lessons, clinics, and summer camps, taught by professionals, to adults and juniors throughout the year.
Battleground Athletic Complex
Battleground Athletic Complex
The University of Mary Washington prides itself in providing an optimal environment for athletes to practice their craft. Battleground Outdoor Complex plays host to lacrosse, soccer, tennis, field hockey, track and field, baseball and softball, and is regarded as one of the finest facilities of its kind in Virginia. Tennis players practice on a brand-new facility with 12 lighted Latex-ite courts and a national-award winning indoor facility that houses six courts. Soccer and lacrosse players play in soft Bermuda grass stadiums, runners train on a newly resurfaced, eight-lane Rubaturf track and baseball and softball players train at top-rate facilities complete with dugouts and computerized irrigation systems. "The Battleground" has hosted NCAA Division III Men's (1989, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2001) and Women's (1990, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2001) Soccer and Baseball (1992) Tournaments, and the 1992 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer, 1993 Field Hockey, 1997 Men's Soccer, 2006 Men's Tennis and 2007 Women's Tennis National Championships.
To Indoor Tennis Center
Indoor Tennis Center Address: 1129 Hanover Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
To Battleground Athletic Complex
From Interstate 95:
To reach the Battleground Athletic Complex, take Exit 130A (Route 3 East), and follow through five stoplights. At the sixth light, turn LEFT onto Business Route 3 (William Street). At the top of the hill, the road splits. Stay RIGHT, onto Hanover Street. The Battleground Athletic Complex is on the RIGHT.
To UWM Campus
Our Campus Address: 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
The University of Mary Washington is located in Fredericksburg, Va., 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., and 50 miles north of Richmond, Va.
Directions from I-95:
To reach the campus from Interstate 95, take Exit 130-A. Follow Route 3 East business to the traffic light for William Street. Make a left at the light. Follow William Street to the next traffic light and make a left onto College Avenue. The UMW Fredericksburg Campus main gate is on the right at first light. Pass the UMW gate; turn right on U.S. 1. Turn right on Alvey Drive; follow signs to parking deck.
Directions from U.S. 1:
To reach the Fredericksburg campus from U.S. 1 North, turn right at the intersection with College Avenue. To reach the parking deck, go through the intersection of U.S. 1 and College Avenue; turn right on Alvey Drive and follow the signs to the parking deck.
To reach the Fredericksburg campus from U.S. 1 South, turn left at the intersection with College Avenue. To reach the parking deck, turn left on Alvey Drive — the intersection is just prior to the intersection of U.S. 1 and College Avenue. Follow the signs to the parking deck.
Directions from downtown Historic Fredericksburg or the train station:
To reach the campus from Caroline Street, turn left on Amelia Street. In seven blocks you will reach Washington Avenue. When you reach the end, turn left, go one block, then turn right on William Street (U.S. 3). Continue on William Street for several blocks until you reach College Avenue. Turn right onto College Avenue. The UMW Fredericksburg Campus main gate is on the right at first light. Pass the UMW gate; turn right on U.S. 1. Turn right on Alvey Drive; follow signs to parking deck.
* There also is limited visitor parking during the day, and ample visitor parking in the evenings, near George Washington Hall, the site of Dodd Auditorium.