TAUBE TENNIS CENTER
Located at Stanford University
The Taube Tennis Center has hosted several major tennis events over the years, both on the collegiate and professional levels. The WTA's "Bank of the West" classic begins the U.S. Open series and has been held at Taube Tennis Center since 1997. In addition, the Taube Tennis Center has hosted the 1999 Fed Cup Finals (U.S. vs. Russia) the 2000 and 2001 Siebel Seniors Champions Tour event, four NCAA Women's Tennis Championships, and the first ever combined men's and women's NCAA Championships in 2006 and again in 2011. Many of the best players in the world have played at the facility, including John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, Mats Wilander, Venus and Serena Williams, Lindsay Davenport, Martina Hingis, Mary Pierce, and Kim Clijsters.
Stanford's original 11-court intercollegiate tennis facility was built in 1926. It provided grandstand seating for viewing of three stadium courts for approximately 600 spectators. Since that time, the facility has been completely rebuilt and has grown into one of the finest in the nation.
Thanks to the lead generosity of Tad and Dianne Taube, as well as over 600 other former players and supporters, The Taube Family Tennis Stadium was completed in the spring of 1997. It features 2500 individual seats, a championship Plexicushion indoor court and substantial office space. The Koret and Fluegel Family Conference Rooms are an important component of the building and are serviced by a kitchenette, restrooms and substantial storage space.
In 1999, the Phil and Penny Knight Scoreboard was erected allowing for live updated scoring for all eleven courts of the stadium and for the internet.
The Taube Tennis Center is one of the best tennis facilities in the nation. It was named by the U.S. Tennis Court and Track Builders Association as an "Outstanding Outdoor Tennis Facility" in recognition of excellence in design and construction.