RUM Tennis Courts

Coordinates: 18°12′59.18″N 67°08′40.45″W / 18.2164389°N 67.1445694°W / 18.2164389; -67.1445694

The RUM Tennis Courts or the Pedro “Golo” Laracuente Tennis Courts is a tennis center at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, as part of a sports complex with the RUM Natatorium and the RUM Racquetball Courts.[3] Built in 2010 next to the natatorium, it held the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games' tennis competitions.[4] It was named after former UPRM tennis athlete and coach, Pedro “Golo” Laracuente, when his former-student Emily Viqueira retired her name from candidacy, feeling that "[her] name and Golo's were going to compete and that [she] did not want to compete with [her] teacher."[5]

RUM Tennis Courts
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Full namePedro “Golo” Laracuente Matías Tennis Courts[1]
LocationUPRM
Barrio Miradero
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
Coordinates18°12′59.18″N 67°08′40.45″W / 18.2164389°N 67.1445694°W / 18.2164389; -67.1445694
OwnerAutoridad para el Financiamiento de la Infraestructura (AFI)
Capacity3,200 (tennis)
SurfaceOutdoors
Construction
Opened2010
Construction cost$9.7 million [2]
Tenants
2010 Central American and Caribbean Games
2011 Davis Cup Americas Zone Group II

Of Puerto Rico's approximately hundred tennis courts,[6] eight are located at the complex, with two of these being principal courts, since they are flanked by cement bleachers on both sides.[7] It is the permanent home of the UPRM's tennis club, Mayagüez RaCktenis, whose membership costs range between $100.00 to $250.00.[8][9] Its use is usually limited to the UPRM students, varsity athletes and Mayagüez RaCktenis members.[8] However, other local clubs may also use the space.[10] The courts aren't used for tennis exclusively, as the space can be rented[11] and some activities, such as the UPRM Meteorology Festival, are held there.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Laracuente, Nydia (July 2010), "Designan nuevo complejo de tenis", La Estrella del Oeste, archived from the original on 15 July 2011, retrieved 26 July 2010
  2. ^ "Medalla de Oro en la construcción de facilidades deportivas para los juegos centroamericanos" (PDF), Planos y Capacetes, pp. 13–18, May–June 2010, archived from the original (PDF) on 15 July 2011, retrieved 30 June 2010
  3. ^ "Complejo Natatorio, Tenis y Racquetball" [Swimming, Tennis and Racquetball Complex]. University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 21 February 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Mayagüez 2010 - Sitio Web oficial de los XXI Juegos Centroamericanos y del Caribe - Mayagüez 2010". Archived from the original on 26 February 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  5. ^ Gil, Millie. "Adiós al maestro Golo Laracuente: Símbolo de la cría colegial" [Farewell to the teacher Golo Laracuente: Symbol of Colegial breeding]. Mayagüez sabe a mangó (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 20 September 2021. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Por qué Puerto Rico" [Why Puerto Rico]. Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development and Commerce (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 12 September 2021. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  7. ^ http://www.odecabe.org/downloads/bulletins/m2010/m2010_09_2009.pdf[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ a b "Reglas de Racktenis" [Racktenis Rules]. University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 19 October 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Membresia MayaguezRaktenis" [Mayaguez Raktenis Membership]. University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 22 February 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Directorio de Canchas" [Court Directory]. Puerto Rico Tennis Association (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 20 September 2021. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Procedimiento para arrendar el Salón de Actividades del Complejo de Tenis "MEZANIE"" [Procedure to rent the Activities Room of the Tennis Complex "MEZANIE"]. University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 22 February 2020. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Festival de Meteorología en UPR Mayagüez" [Meteorology Festival at UPR Mayagüez]. Ciencia Puerto Rico (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 16 July 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2021.