The National Tennis Centre is an exemplar of fitness for purpose. It is intended to, and does, make a statement about the values of British tennis. It has a beautiful mature garden setting, is made of enduring materials that weather well, and it is unostentatious. It is strong, simple, highly sustainable, and good value for money. All the materials: zinc, oiled cedar, glass and fair-faced concrete are designed to stand the test of time and rugged usage. The building is deceptively simple, with an exposed in-situ concrete frame, circular columns and flat slabs.
The National Tennis Centre is a marvellous building, and it shows that high quality can be achieved within a low budget and a design-and-build contract.