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Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

Team Tennis

Available Recognition Opportunities

Tennis Complex | $1,500,000
Four Court Complex (1 available) | $500,000
Two Tennis Courts (4 available) | $250,000
Individual Tennis Courts (6 available) | $100,000
Tennis Viewing Stands (4 available) | $50,000
Athlete Cabanas (3 available) | $25,000
Courtside Benches | $10,000
 

Villa’s Tennis Program is outstanding, having played in the State Championship four out of the past five years and winning State in 2020. The School wants to elevate the tennis facilities to capitalize on the location of the Gueck Pavilion and parking, creating a “hub” on the southwest corner of our campus for fall athletics. Plans to replace the current courts with a grass field will make the lower campus the center for soccer and CYC athletics. Additional parking will be added behind the 1929 Main Building to increase spaces available on the upper campus. 

Learn More

Director of Advancement
Deborah O. Schlattman
dschlattman@villa1929.org
314.810.3589

Director of Facilities and Major Gifts Associate
Dominic A. Key
dkey@villa1929.org
314.810.3454

Villa Duchesne is proud to again partner with Byrne and Jones Construction as we embark on our next endeavor on our award-winning campus: the relocation of the tennis courts. The new courts will be made of post-tension concrete, making them durable, maintenance free, and ensuring the courts are in good condition for decades to come. The new location on the upper campus will provide ample parking, enhanced viewing areas, and proximate restrooms at the Gueck Pavilion. Cabanas for players and covered viewing for spectators will make the new courts a commensurate facility for our State Championship winning team. 

The Team Tennis Campaign Committee is currently seeking leadership gifts to move this project from dream to reality. Please consider making a gift or joining our committee to raise the funds necessary for this project. We have secured $1,125,000 towards our $2,100,000 goal, and we need you to help us make this project come to life. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the total project cost?

Tennis Team poses with State trophy

What is the total project cost?

The new tennis complex is projected to cost $2,100,000. 

When will the courts be built?

First grader Jackie ready to return the serve in tennis

When will the courts be built?

Villa is partnering with Byrne and Jones Construction to build our new tennis complex, which will take 4 months to complete. 

Why are the courts moving?

Flood Tennis Courts in 2014

Why are the courts moving?

Located along Deer Creek, our current courts flood regularly and do not have good spectator viewing or nearby concessions or restrooms. 

How was the location selected?

Concept for new tennis courts

How was the location selected?

Placing the complex on the upper campus creates a hub for fall sports, with the Gueck Pavilion at the center for restrooms and concessions.

What about parking?

Additional Parking Map

What about parking?

The new courts will displace 66 existing spaces. The School has a plan to recuperate 43 spaces behind the 1929 Main Building. 

How many students play tennis?

2022 Senior Tennis members with racquets extended and foreground covered in tennis balls.

How many students play tennis?

Fifty-eight Upper School athletes currently play for Villa; that’s about 20% of our Upper School students! Many of our Lower School students also play. 

What will happen to the existing courts?

Our littlest tennis players line up in front of the net

What will happen to the existing courts?

The current courts will be replaced with a training field. The grass field will drain naturally after floods and leave room for spectator viewing.

How can I help make this happen?

Senior tennis player reaches for the ball.

How can I help make this happen?

We are asking everyone in our community to make a monetary gift to this project and to help spread the word about the courts and why this is important for Villa's future. 

Aerial view of the new tennis court location

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