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The Tennis de la Vall d’Hebron (La Vall d’Hebron Tennis Club) was a high-profile facility fully funded by the Organising Committee for the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games (COOB’92). As a new-build facility, the focus from the very start was that it should serve as a venue for all the tennis competitions throughout the Barcelona’92 Olympic Games and then as a club for both high-level competitions and daily use by the citizens. Designed by the architect Tonet Sunyer, it covers a total area of 34,500m2. Seventeen courts were initially built, though only nine were used for competitions; the remaining eight formed part of the space where a range of services units were located for use by the Olympic Family and journalists.

The Tennis de la Vall d’Hebron is one of the largest public facilities in Barcelona, where, besides the initial 17 courts, there are a further seven GreenSet courts, six padel tennis courts, a fronton court and four mini tennis courts. The sports complex also has a wet area comprising a swimming pool, a hot tub, a steam room and sauna, as well as a summer swimming pool, a gym and a restaurant. It is publicly owned and privately managed.

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Los escenarios

COOB’92 (1992): “Los escenarios”, Memoria oficial de los Juegos de la XXV Olímpiada, Barcelona 1992. Vol.2. Los medios : objetivos, recursos y escenarios. Barcelona: COOB’92, pp. 127-337

Instal·lacions de competició = Instalaciones de competición = Installation compétition = Competition facilities

COOB’92 (1990): Instal·lacions de competició = Instalaciones de competición = Installation compétition = Competition facilities. Barcelona: COOB’92.

Barcelona Olímpica : la ciudad renovada

Barcelona Olímpica : la ciudad renovada. Barcelona: Holsa; Àmbit, 1992. 

Barcelona: la ciutat i el 92

Guevara, M. Teresa (1990): Barcelona: la ciutat i el 92. Barcelona: Olimpíada Cultural.

In the repository

In the Municipal Contemporary Archive, you can consult the administrative and management documentation generated on this topic by the Organising Committee Barcelona’92, SA (COOB’92), Holding Olímpic SA (HOLSA), Anella Olímpica de Montjuïc SA (AOMSA) (Olympic ring), Vila Olímpica SA (VOSA) (Olympic village) and the Institut Municipal de Promoció Urbanística SA (IMPUSA) (municipal Institute of urban development).

If you need further information on the collection, read the collection guide.

In the library

In the libraries of the study centres of the Barcelona Olympic Foundation (FBO) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) you can find the selection of listed documents and other bibliographic materials on the subject.

If you are interested in knowing more about our Olympic collection, you can consult the Union Catalogue of Catalan Universities (UAB collection) or contact us by e-mail (FBO collection).

Sports in pictures

If you are interested in images of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Barcelona’92, the Image Service of the Olympic Foundation of Barcelona will help you identify the images that satisfy your needs.

The Foundation manages the official image archive of the Barcelona’92 Games. You can contact them by email to request more information about the services provided and the collection of images. In this page, we offer a selection of images on the event.