Tennis is the affinity reunion that will be featured at Homecoming 2013. Alumni from all classes who participated in tennis while a student at Southwestern College are invited to come back and celebrate the great history of this Moundbuilder sport. Current SC tennis coach, Jason Speegle '99, is looking forward to welcoming tennis alumni back, as this Homecoming will provide the first opportunity for viewing the fabulous new T.H. "Curley" Vaughan Tennis Complex, located at Mound St. and Booth St. "Curley", as he was known to all, was a Southwestern graduate with the class of 1914, earning his degree in chemistry. But tennis was dear to his heart. For many years Curley was a tennis coach in Winfield and he was almost single-handedly the driving force behind Winfield's long legacy of tennis championships.
The new tennis facility is scheduled to be completed before Homecoming, so it is only fitting to celebrate Southwestern College tennis this year. In addition to the full weekend schedule of activities, two tennis gatherings are planned for Homecoming. The first, a Builder Tennis Reunion Reception on Friday, Oct. 11, will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Deets Library on campus. Coach Speegle will provide a look back at the history of SC tennis and the athletes who made it great. Refreshments will be served. The second event will be on Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m.-12 noon, at the new T.H. "Curley" Vaughan Tennis Complex. Builder tennis alumni will be invited to try out the new facility, but must bring their own rackets.