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Sheldon Westervelt established the Global Group in 1986 to offer creative solutions to technical challenges in the sport facility design. For three years in the 90's, Global Consult Group was a division of L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc. In February of 2000, the core of the original Global Consult Group split away from the Kimball firm to again work independently and the firm of Global Sports & Tennis Design Group was established in New Jersey under the leadership of Alexander Levitsky, Architect and Planner.

Since the mid 80's, the Global Group has been developing a strong network of professionals around the world. The firm has had designers and developers working under the Global Group banner as associates in Asia, Europe and Mexico for many years, and has new ones joining the Group each year.

The Global Group has designed a wide variety of projects in both the USA and abroad, ranging from large, multiple-court developments to private residences. Global has remained in the forefront of distinctive tennis facility design and engineering and has won over seventy-five national design awards for its projects, more than any other firm worldwide. Sheldon Westervelt, the GCG founder, and Alexander Levitsky, director, have greater than 65 years of experience in facility design.


Global Sports & Tennis Design Group (GS&TDG) designs sports facilities around the world, with a special focus on new and renovated tennis and tennis-related facilities. Our design teams are made up of some of the best professionals in the industry and over the years, many of the resulting facilities have been recognized for their design excellence, accumulating over 70 facility awards.