Westside Tennis Club
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|U.S. Men's Championships (tennis) (2001-2007)
ATP World Tour Finals (tennis) (2003, 2004)
The Westside Tennis & fitness is a private tennis club located in Houston, Texas. It was the former home (2001–2007) to the ATP Tour U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships. Gallery Furniture Stadium, located on the club's premises, was the home of the Houston Wranglers of World TeamTennis. The stadium also hosted the Tennis Masters Cup in 2003 and 2004.
The club is unique in that it offers courts of all the Grand Slam surfaces: Rebound Ace (Australian Open), red clay (French Open), grass (Wimbledon), and DecoTurf (US Open). The clay courts are the only courts in the United States that are identical to those at Roland Garros. The grass courts were designed and installed under the supervision of David Kimpton of the Queen's Club. There are 46 courts in total, including 10 indoors. Gallery Furniture Stadium has a capacity of 5,240 spectators.
In December 2006, the club management decided to change the fundamentals and become an all-around sports and family club instead of a strictly tennis club.
Although it had the finest facilities in the Houston area, it has converted its grass courts into a first-class soccer field and the red clay into swimming pools and more hard courts. The 5 blue indoor courts were turned into the "zone" where families can have fun and added 2 teaching courts and a teaching lane with a ball machine.
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