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The college's top-notch athletic facilities have been joined by the new Etheridge Outdoor Tennis Complex. Consisting of 12 courts, as well as an officials' shelter and elevated seating for spectators, the complex provides Hope athletes with a site to play home matches and is serving community tennis enthusiasts thru the Hope Tennis Academy.
The courts at the complex 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 are located close to Hope's DeWitt
Tennis Center which features six indoor courts.
Construction of the new complex east of the Hope College Football Stadium was completed in June, 2012. A dedication of the facility was held on September 2, 2012.