ASB Tennis Centre
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The ASB Tennis Centre is a tennis facility located in the Parnell district of Auckland, New Zealand. The centre was founded in 1920 by Tennis Auckland. It hosts the Heineken Open for men and the ASB Classic for 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 center has two Indoor Astrograss Tennis Courts, three Indoor Hardcourts and seven Outdoor Rebound Ace Courts, all with floodlighting. As well as tennis, the center court is transformed after Heineken Open to host international beach volleyball tournament on the week after the Open.
The venue is currently under development in conjunction with Next Generation Clubs which will see not only player, but public improvements. The new complex will be home to one of New Zealand's most 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.
Stage One of the project is expected to be completed by middle of 2011. The final stage including a translucent retractable roof, for all weather play is expected after the 2012 Heineken Open and ASB Classic tournaments are held.
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