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ASB Tennis Centre

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 founded in 1920 by the Auckland Lawn Tennis Association (now Tennis Auckland) on grounds leased from the Auckland City Council.[1] 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.

The centre has two indoor Astrograss Tennis Courts, three indoor Hardcourts and seven outdoor Rebound Ace Courts, all with floodlighting. As well as tennis, the centre court is transformed after Heineken Open to host international beach volleyball tournament on the week after the Open.

The venue underwent redevelopment in 2010, adding advanced gym facilities, a rooftop swimming pool, several new practice courts, a player lounge and bar, a new permanent cross-court stand, and permanent seating year round.[2] Plans were also made to add a retractable roof, but as of 2015 the roof project was awaiting government funding to proceed.[3]

A panorama of the ASB Tennis Centre during the Heineken Open.

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  1. ^ "Auckland Domain (Auckland Tennis) Amendment Bill". www.parliament.nz. New Zealand Parliament. 21 November 2007.
  2. ^ Vass, Beck (6 January 2010). "$25m tennis centre brings luxury to big events". The New Zealand Herald.
  3. ^ 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