Slick Family Foundation Tennis Center | Vietnam Memorial Courts & Betts Pavilion

The North Carolina Wesleyan men's and women's tennis teams held its matches at the Slick Family Foundation Tennis Center on Saturday, February 25, 2012. The matches versus Guilford College were played on the original six Vietnam Memorial Courts housed by the Complex, which were resurfaced in the fall of 2011.

The Vietnam Memorial Courts at the Slick Family Foundation Tennis Center honor five of our Wesleyan alumni who gave their lives serving our country:  Lt. William Eskridge Gilkeson Bobbit '66, Cpt. Dwaine E. Mattox '66, Lt. William Etchison Zimmerman Jr. '66, Sgt. Paul Mario Nance Jr. '67 and Lt. Clevelan Ray Harvey '69. Five of these original courts have signs designating one of these fallen alum, and at completion, the entrance memorial will feature a granite slab below the flagpoles with names of these heroes prominently displayed.

The Complex also features the Thomas A. Betts Pavilion, which has capabilities of housing locker rooms coaching offices, and public restrooms.
IESF Indoor Tennis/Squash an Education Center
Recently, the program added the Indoor Sports & Education Center in the summer of 2020. Nicknamed "The Bubble", 

The state-of-the-art, approximately 48,000 square foot, air-supported structure featured four tennis courts, classrooms, coaches' offices, squash courts, and a golf simulator.

The genesis to construct this type of facility formed from a vision to enhance NCWU's athletic programs, mainly tennis, golf and sports conditioning; as well as increase recreational opportunities for the College and the entire surrounding community. The vision for this facility captured the attention of several donors and the Nash County Tourism Development Authority. These donors shared a common interest of developing indoor sports, namely tennis and squash. A facility where citizens of our local community, including the underserved, could have the opportunity to learn, play and enjoy. The Nash County Tourism Development Authority envisioned this facility as a destination for yearly visitors to enjoy Nash County as they participate in tournaments and events on a local, regional and national level.