USTA Unveils Plans New Major Tennis Facility in Orlando

By Community | May 15, 2014

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has unveiled plans for a $60 million tennis facility in Orlando which will be the largest in the country.

The “New Home for American Tennis” in the Lake Nona area of Orlando will have 100 courts and will house the USTA’s Community Tennis and Player Development divisions. The target completion date is the fourth quarter of 2016.

“This new home for American tennis will truly be a game-changer for our sport, ampoule ” said USTA Chairman of the Board and President Dave Haggerty. “This world-class facility will be an inclusive gathering place for American tennis and will allow us to impact our sport at every level, recipe from the grassroots to the professional ranks.”

Among the dignitaries at the press event were Florida Governor Rick Scott, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, and USTA General Manager for Player Development Patrick McEnroe.

“Today’s announcement is wonderful news for families in Orlando,” Florida Governor Rick Scott said. “This state-of-the-art facility will be the USTA’s first year-round outdoor facility.”

The USTA is partnering with Lake Nona and Tavistock Group, along with a consortium of regional and state partners, to construct a facility in a hotbed for tennis and in the nation’s top destination city.

“Lake Nona is founded on the principles of innovative collaboration and inspiring human potential,” said Rasesh Thakkar, senior managing director of Tavistock Group. “This campus at Lake Nona has all of the ingredients for the beginnings of a world-class sports and human performance cluster with the USTA setting the bar.”

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