Video: Pauley Tennis Complex Renovations
This past summer, the Pauley Tennis Complex underwent the most extensive renovation in its 20-year history. The eight courts of the Complex, which was built in 1990, received new nets, posts and fencing; the courts were resurfaced; and new state-of-the-art lighting was installed, allowing night-time practices and matches on all courts. Previously, students would have to request absences from class to compete in weekday matches.
Additionally, new viewing benches have been added, as well as upgraded lighting on the pathway between the lower courts and the running track. The men's soccer coach's office has been moved and a new smart training classroom built in its place, giving tennis, soccer and track and field teams the ability to meet, as well as record and view their practices, games, meets and matches.
The renovations were first proposed to the College community via a fundraising challenge offered by Ned '82 and Christine Shadek. The Shadeks offered a $200,000 challenge, promising to match gift dollar for dollar up to that amount. Sixty donors from the Pomona-Pitzer tennis community rose to meet the challenge. The College also set aside $250,000 for the upgrades.
Please join Anne Lebedeff, head women's tennis coach, for a closer view of the tennis renovations in the video below.