ASB Tennis Centre

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The new centre under construction in 2010.

The ASB Tennis Centre is a tennis facility located in the Parnell district of Auckland, New Zealand. The centre was opened on 18 November 1922[1] by the Auckland Lawn Tennis Association (now Tennis Auckland) on grounds leased from the Auckland City Council.[2] It hosts the ASB Classic for both men and women on consecutive weeks in January each year before the Australian Open. The centre is also a regular host of New Zealand Davis Cup team ties, including the 1975 and 1977 Eastern Zone finals. It is located on Stanley Street next to the Auckland Domain.

ASB Tennis Arena. The new Yock stand is in the centre, pool and gym facilities to the left

The centre has twelve courts, all floodlit GreenSet hardcourts. Three are indoors and nine outdoors including the stadium court. As well as tennis, the centre court has hosted an International Beach Volleyball Tournament on the week after the ASB Classic.

The venue underwent redevelopment in 2010, adding advanced gym facilities, a rooftop swimming pool, a player lounge and bar, and reconfigured court layout.[3] Plans were also made to add a retractable roof, but as of 2020 the roof project was awaiting government funding to proceed.[4]

ASB Tennis Centre during ASB Classic 2020

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  1. ^ "A fine addition to the playing grounds of Auckland: a view of the Lawn Tennis Association's new courts in Stanley Street, taken on the official opening day, November 18". Auckland Weekly News. 23 November 1922. p. 039. Retrieved 13 July 2020 – via Auckland Council Libraries.
  2. ^ "Auckland Domain (Auckland Tennis) Amendment Bill". www.parliament.nz. New Zealand Parliament. 21 November 2007.
  3. ^ Vass, Beck (6 January 2010). "$25m tennis centre brings luxury to big events". The New Zealand Herald.
  4. ^ Hinton, Marc (13 December 2015). "Auckland's Stanley Street tennis arena needs $16.5m upgrade to fill tour requirements". The Sunday Star-Times. stuff.co.nz.

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Coordinates: 36°51′13″S 174°46′25″E / 36.853742°S 174.773507°E / -36.853742; 174.773507