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Dec 2016LAHAINA, Hawai‘i (October 21, 2016) - Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch has been named "Facility of the Year", a prestigious honor recently awarded by the United States Professional Tennis Association, Hawaii division.The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) recognizes and awards facilities for encouraging professional development, making special contributions to the game and being affiliated with various industry organizations."We are proud to receive this award from the USPTA, recognizing the significant investment we have made to develop a world-class tennis center for our guests," said Tom Bell, president of Hawaiian Hotels and Resorts, the hotel management group for Royal Lahaina Resort. "We are continually looking for opportunities to improve our guest experience. Providing the best tennis facility in Hawaii is an important part of that experience."Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch is also proud to have been previously awarded "Facility and Tennis Program of the Year" and "Tennis Professional of the Year" by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Hawaii-Pacific section.As the only tennis facility in Hawaii with state-of-the-art PlaySight SmartCourt technology, Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch provides players with advanced technical resources, including automatic line calling, instant multi-angle video replays and detailed statistics about every shot played on its courts. By providing these resources on its courts, Royal Lahaina Resort gives every player the tools needed to improve and take their game to higher levels.Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch has a long history of high-quality tennis. The Royal Lahaina Resort began hosting professional tennis tournaments in 1973. Its past matches include iconic face-offs like a 1977 match between Jimmy Connors and Brian Gottfried where Connors showed why he is considered one of the all-time greatest players. Other tennis legends and celebrities such as Peter Fleming, Lloyd Bridges, Adam "Batman" West and Jack ‘Tihati' Thompson have played on Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch's pristine courts. Today, Royal Lahaina Tennis Ranch is home to the annual Tennis Championships of Maui, a USTA Pro Circuit event, showcasing top professional players from around the world.