COVID-19 has forced a lull in intercollegiate athletics, however that should not hold back campus and community members from taking in their own athletic adventures.
One of those ways to stay active is to take part in the sport of tennis with the installation of lights at the Mark Rosewell Tennis Center and Frank Grube Courts on the Northwest Missouri State University campus.
Musco Lighting (Oskaloosa, Iowa) has installed lights on the six courts on the Northwest campus for everyone to take part in tennis when it fits their schedule.
“The addition of the lights to our tennis courts is a game-changer,” Northwest head tennis coach Mark Rosewell said. “For Northwest to provide the opportunity for folks to play at night gives them another outlet to get outside and enjoy exercise. It’s tremendous to see all six courts being used after sunset.”
Rosewell said he loves being able to coach the sport of tennis because it allows for individuals of any age to take part.
“Tennis is a life-long sport,” Rosewell said. “We’ve had great cooperation through the years between Northwest, Maryville High School and the community and this continues to add to it. It is just amazing to see so many people taking part in tennis and taking advantage of what these lights can do for the entire community.”
The lights are currently set up on a timing system to come on at dusk and will shut off at 10:30 p.m.