The distinct canopy of the new Cincinnati Country Day Tennis Complex establishes a unique sense of identity for a championed tennis program, and creates a formalized gathering space for the growing program. The pavilion rises cleanly above the tennis courts, creating shade for spectators and demarcating a place for gathering. Its geometry is offset one bay relative to the court center line axis giving a dynamic view of the canopy from the courts. A leaf shaped canopy collects roof water runoff channeled to a single spout on the low end that nourishes a rain garden with reused water.
The geometry of the canopy flows along a central spine that directs user views towards both the singles courts to the east and doubles courts to the west. The small building below the canopy enables much needed storage for the complex, provides drinking fountains, and displays multiple plaques documenting the past champions from the program's rich history. Wrapped in a vertical lapped hardwood siding, the materiality contrasts the white steel canopy and introduces a warm, inviting texture also found at the backdrop to the Northern entry bench. This bench at the North end of the flowing spine announces the entry with a dynamic CNC milled vertical lap siding cut at an angle along a curve that acts as a backdrop for signage.