SCRA was founded in 1962 by a group of Stanford faculty and staff who wished to develop community swim and tennis facilities, with the goals of fostering high standards of sportsmanship and promoting fellowship among faculty and senior staff. There were many new families living on campus due to the recent completion of the Pine Hill 1 housing area who were eager to enjoy this family friendly facility.
The pool, locker rooms, and clubhouse opened that year and the first two tennis courts were constructed the following year. Five additional tennis courts were added within the next several years. In the early years the club primarily operated on a seasonal basis with the pool open annually from April to October. In 1975 the club converted to year round operation, with both swim and tennis facilities, and related programs, busy in every season.
On September 5th, 2009 after a year long major renovation SCRA re-opened it doors to a brand new two story clubhouse with Fitness Room, Community Room, additional bathrooms upstairs with locker rooms & office downstairs. Pool was expanded to 11 lanes 25 yards by 25 meters in length with a separate baby pool and future possiblites of a third three lane lap pool. The seven exsisting tennis courts all were resurfaced with modifications to fence and lighting of three courts. The 3.2 arce facility was upgraded with perimeter fencing and landscaping throughout. This was all possible by a generous donation from a private donor and university loan to club.
SCRA continues to be a family oriented, welcoming community for faculty and staff families. We pride ourselves on our wide variety of adult and junior teams and lessons in both swimming and tennis.