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Vande Poel - Heeringa Tennis Stadium Courts
The college's top-notch athletic facilities will soon be joined by a new outdoor tennis complex. Consisting of 12 courts, as well as an officials' shelter and elevated seating for spectators, the complex will provide Hope athletes with a site they have needed for years -- eliminating the need to play home matches at local high schools. It will also serve community tennis enthusiasts.
The courts are named for Earle Vande Poel '35 and George Heeringa '36, doubles partners on the Hope tennis team in the 1930s, and made possible by a leadership gift from the Ted '72 and Barb '73 Etheridge family.
The new courts will be located close to Hope's DeWitt Tennis Center which features six indoor courts. Construction of the new complex east of Holland Municipal Stadium is expected to be completed by summer of 2012.
The largest single fundraising effort in the college’s history,
the $175 million A Greater Hope comprehensive campaign will
benefit every student as it strengthens the college’s endowment,
adds several new buildings, and supports immediate needs through the
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