3601 Pacific Ave Stockton, CA 95211
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About Harold "Hal" Nelson Tennis Courts
The first phase of the revamping of the Pacific tennis center was completed with the naming of the Harold "Hal" Nelson Tennis Courts in 1999, after his generous donation in 1998. The former stockbroker was long noted for his civic service and volunteerism. Mr. Nelson was a member of numerous clubs and organizations and was one of the original founders of Stockton's Pixie Woods amusement park.
Phase I also included the resurfacing of eight existing courts, the addition of a ninth competition court, and the installation of state-of-the-art lighting. The reopening of these on-campus tennis courts has had a tremendous impact on the program. It helped both teams to schedule more home matches against high-caliber opponents and it has attracted great prospective student-athletes.
Phase II will add a tennis clubhouse to meet a variety of participant and administrative needs. This new facility will include office space, a multipurpose room with food preparation area, spectator seating, a covered patio area, locker rooms, restrooms, and an equipment storage room.
The addition of a clubhouse will benefit students, faculty, and the intercollegiate teams at University of the Pacific as well as provide an important link to tennis enthusiasts in the surrounding community. In addition to creating a superior environment to host top college tennis teams from around the country, the completion of this facility will increase campus recreation opportunities and improve overall student recruitment.