Coach Jim Verdieck Tennis Center

 

The new Coach Jim Verdieck Tennis Center will result in 12 lighted courts on a post-tension concrete playing surface. There are many compelling reasons to support this new complex:

  • Improving the overall experience for Bulldog tennis student-athletes
  • Providing a modernized space that will allow the Bulldog men and women’s teams to compete simultaneously
  • Creating opportunities to host regional tournaments and the NCAA Championships tournaments at U of R
  • Elevating our ability to recruit and retain top tennis student-athletes from across the country

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Naming Opportunities 

Leadership donors to this project will be publicly recognized through several naming opportunities, allowing individuals, families, and teams to celebrate their commitments to Bulldog Tennis in a meaningful way.

Multi-year commitments are available to increase your impact. By committing to an annual gift for a period of up to three years, your total commitment is counted towards the campaign goal.

Courts – Remaining Opportunities Starting at $150,000

Named courts will be recognized with a permanent 16" x 24" personalized sign hung on the outer court fencing. Signs will feature the court number and the name(s) of the donor(s)—maximum listing of 200 characters.

Court 4 $200,000
Court 5 $175,000
Court 6 $175,000
Court 7 $150,000
Court 8 $150,000

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Note: Details for all naming gifts for the Coach Jim Verdieck Tennis Center are being routed through Ericka Smith to ensure the availability of the donors’ desired naming opportunity and maintain consistency with naming conventions. Please use the button above to email Ericka, Advancement Team Lead for the Verdieck Tennis Center, at ericka_smith@redlands.edu or call (909) 748-8357.

On-Court Spectator Viewing Areas - $40,000

These new additions to the tennis center allow closer seating for both home and visitor spectators right on the court! Named spectator viewing areas (total of four opportunities) will be recognized with a permanent 12" x 9" personalized sign affixed to the seating section. Signs will feature the name(s) of the donor(s) – maximum listing of 150 characters.

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Note: Details for all naming gifts for the Coach Jim Verdieck Tennis Center are being routed through Ericka Smith to ensure the availability of the donors’ desired naming opportunity and maintain consistency with naming conventions. Please use the button above to email Ericka, Advancement Team Lead for the Verdieck Tennis Center, at ericka_smith@redlands.edu or call (909) 748-8357.

Donor Wall Listing - $25,000

All donors contributing $25,000 or more to the project will be included on the permanent donor wall, which will be housed in the new entryway to the complex. Maximum listing of 150 characters.

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Benches - $10,000

Named benches will be recognized with a permanent 12” x 1.5” personalized sign attached to the top of each bench (two per court). Maximum listing of 175 characters.

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Drone footage of the construction site is being regularly captured by Nate Strout.
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Early rendering of the Coach Jim Verdieck Tennis Complex that includes 12 lighted courts.

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The entryway of the Coach Jim Verdieck Tennis Center will honor the historic success of Bulldog Tennis and the enduring legacy of the acclaimed Bulldog coach for whom the Center is named.

Latest Bulldog Tennis News

The University of Redlands celebrates the groundbreaking of the new Coach Jim Verdieck Tennis Center on August 8 (left to right: Senior Associate Vice President of Facilities Management & Real Estate Roger Cellini ’10, ’15, Associate Director of Athletics Rachel Roche ’02, Former Bulldog Tennis Coach Geoff Roche ’96, Mark Bogh ’87, Stefan Hester ’24, President Krista Newkirk, Randy Verdieck ’72, Kendall Bolock ’23, Campaign for Bulldog Athletics Co-Chair Jim Schroeder ’65, and Director of Athletics Jeff Martinez, with George the mascot.
University celebrates groundbreaking of the new Coach Jim Verdieck Tennis Center

The University of Redlands celebrated the groundbreaking of the Coach Jim Verdieck Tennis Center, an exciting step toward completing a modernized facility.

Lauren Villanueva leans against a net on the tennis court, holding a racquet in her hand.
All in the family

When Lauren Villanueva ’16 drove down Colton Avenue for her first visit to the University of Redlands in 2011, she felt she had found the right school for her.

Coach Jim Verdieck (far left) and wife Fepie Verdieck (far right) pose with their sons, National Runner-Ups Randy Verdieck ’72 (second left) and Doug Verdieck ’70 (second right), in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1961. (Photo courtesy of Doug Verdieck ’70)
‘A way to step up and give back’

The Verdieck family supports U of R’s tennis campaign to ensure the famed coach’s legacy.