Stanford University Athletics Announces Newly Named Taube Tennis Center
Dec. 4, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford University Athletic Department, and its national powerhouse men's and women's tennis programs, announced today another expansion of its tennis facilities. In conjunction with the expansion, the facility will now be called the Taube Tennis Center.
The principal funding for the expanded facilities, which is scheduled for completion next fall, has been provided by philanthropists Tad and Dianne Taube. The Taubes are long-time supporters of Stanford tennis and other Stanford University programs.
'It is a privilege for my family to support the preeminent intercollegiate tennis program in the country,' Tad Taube said. 'In addition, coach Dick Gould has established himself as the most successful coach anytime, anywhere. I am thrilled to be associated with Coach Gould and Stanford Tennis.'
The new facilities will consist of a complex of six lighted tennis courts with grandstands to accommodate nearly 500 people. These new and improved facilities will be located on Campus Drive directly across from the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. Since its completion four years ago, the Taube Family Tennis Stadium has been the site of intercollegiate and international tennis competition including the Fed Cup finals, the Bank of the West Classic and Siebel Champions.The Taube Tennis Center also houses the renowned East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring program, and once again will be the host site of the 2002 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships, May 16-25. The expanded facilities will allow Stanford to bid for the NCAA Men's Tennis Championships.
'The Stanford University Department of Athletics, Physical Education & Recreation is very fortunate to once again be the beneficiary of the overwhelming generosity of philanthropists Tad and Dianne Taube,' Stanford University Director of Men's Tennis Dick Gould said. 'Their lead gift for a six-court addition to the Taube Family Tennis Stadium will provide all tennis enthusiasts in the campus community with an updated and beautiful facility for physical education classes and recreation. In addition, it presents a perfect second site for special activities and competition, such as the NCAA Championships. In recognition of Tad Taube's tireless and unrestricted efforts on the behalf of our entire tennis program we are proud that our incredible facility is now known as the Taube Tennis Center.'
The Stanford University tennis program has been the premier program in the United States for the last three decades. Stanford has won a total of 29 national team championships (17 men's and 12 women's) in the last 29 years, the latest being the women's NCAA Championship in 2001.