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Welcome to Stanford’s community center for faculty, senior staff, and their families. 

Come and join the close-knit community recreational club.

SCRA prides itself on its programs and activities offered year-round to our member families. 

The swim program is year round for children. In the summer members participate in the Peninsula Swim League (PSA) with other area clubs.( Foothills, University Club, Fremont Hills, Alpine Hills, and Ladera Oaks Club). Lessons are offered year round for children and adults.

The tennis program offers both private and group lessons for children and adults year round. We also offer a year round junior team which competes annually in the Midpeninsula Junior Interclub League and USTA Junior League. Adult league teams compete in USTA League play. We also conduct several round robins and club tournaments each year.

Go to our activites tab for the list of our year-round social events.

SCRA Facility is a smoke free enviroment.

For more information call (650) 736-SCRA (7272) or email

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General Information:

The Stanford Campus Recreation Association (SCRA) 

is a swim and tennis club for Stanford faculty, senior staff and their families. 

Facilities include a relaxing clubhouse, locker rooms, and two barbecue areas with patio furniture & picnic tables. Playground set for kids 5-12 years old.

A 25-meter x 25 yard 11 lane lap & recreational pool with a diving board with a separate baby pool. Seven tennis courts, three which can be lit for night play. Also a squash court/hitting wall with the basketball hoop. 

Every Day
5:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Front Gate & Fitness Room Access Control System

  • University ID Card SystemFront gate and fitness room access: Must be 14 years and older to have an access card.    
  • Hold your ID Card flat in front of the reader with a top to bottom motion to open the gate with a green light.
  • NOTE: If you don’t have a card go to ID Card office at Tresidder Union 459 Lagunita Drive, 2nd Floor.
  • Any issues with your card you can call 650-498-CARD during business hours and after-hours 725-HELP.

Vending Machine Hours

All Year Round: 5am-10pm, seven days a week while supplies last.

Bike Racks

All bikes should be locked outside facility at the bike racks.

Parking Lot

Private lot for SCRA Members Only

  • Unauthorized vehicles will be TOWED AWAY at owners expense 
  • No pick-up or drop off of children is allowed to Escondido School through this lot.
  • Staff monitor and enforce this lot throughout the year.

Lost and Found

Items are removed on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Playgrounds for Kids

childrens playground
playground rules

Locker Rooms and Bathrooms

Downstairs Locker Rooms                                                            

Have changing area, lockers, storage cubbies, three sinks, three showers, toilets, both with baby changing table.

Upstairs Bathrooms: Have a sink, toilet, one with baby changing table.

Showers: 6 outdoor showers and 3 indoor showers in each locker room. 

We ask everyone to be mindful of water use and to conserve water.


1st Floor: Office Space, Locker Rooms with outdoor showers, two outdoor kitchens, and breezeway entrance.

2nd Floor: Community Room, Fitness Room, family bathrooms, & deck.

Advisory Committee

We look forward to a time of renewal and growth at SCRA and want you to know that all members are encouraged to become involved in making SCRA a warm community hub that is valued and enjoyed by all. 

Dona Tversky
Service 2023-present
Geoffrey M. Cox
Service 2023-present
Michael Fischbach
Service 2023-present
Margaret L. Brandeau
Service 2023-present
Tony Forte
Service 2023-present
Mark Robert Nicolls
Service 2023-present


A place to get away, without going far, Stanford Campus Recreation Association is located in the heart of Stanford's residential campus. Tennis courts, pool and clubhouse welcome member faculty and staff families to relax and enjoy time together.                                                                                                                                                              

Our club name reflects our core values:

Our swimming and tennis programs emphasize high standards and the qualities that constitute sportsmanship; honesty, integrity and humility.

We strive to promote a strong sense of community within our club reflecting the special culture of Stanford.

Informal recreation in the form of events, clubs and parties is
encouraged to foster a friendly and fun atmosphere.

Physical activity engenders a sense of well-being and good health - 
a welcome complement to the academic focus of our Stanford community.

Guiding Principles