A Pacific tennis ace who went on to become a world-ranked professional player has donated $1.5 million to the University of the Pacific to help build a state-of-the-art tennis complex at the Stockton campus. Officials say a portion of the gift will be used to fund a campaign to inspire others to support the project.
The Eve Zimmerman Tennis Complex will include 12 courts, a two-story, 4,000 SF clubhouse, covered player benches and an electronic scoreboard.
Construction of the $3 million project is expected to begin this summer in a portion of the footprint of the Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium, which is being removed early this year.
Zimmerman is now retired from tennis and lives in London with her husband and son. She played for Pacific from 1980 to 1984, while earning her bachelor of science in geology.
"After four years playing for the Tigers, I walked away with a good base for my game and a science degree that will be forever valuable."
She hopes her gift will help Pacific's tennis teams compete at the highest levels as well as support junior and adult tennis players in San Joaquin County.