NorCal Clay Tennis Center
I am starting a small tennis center in Northern California that will be the first clay court tennis center in the area. The courts have a very recognizable color that tennis fans will immediately associate with clay. It's a burnt orange that is used at the French Open, so you can just google French Open if you need a reference. Incorporating a character would also be okay but should be a vintage character and not too cartoony. The logo should be more on the fun side than the serious side but not goofy. I like 1950's and 60's Americana, golden age of advertising type of designs. The uploaded picture is provided for color reference.I don't have a preference on letter casing. I prefer a modern design with a nod to the traditional nature of tennis, so something vintage and/or sparse is preferred. Nothing too corporate. The design should be inviting as we will be a small operation and want to set ourselves apart from the larger club chains in the area by emphasizing our boutique nature. The words "Tennis Center" can be made smaller or de-emphasized as the business will be known for short as NorCal Clay and the logo image should represent that it is a tennis center anyway.