USTA National Campus
The new 100-plus court United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus built in Lake Nona is where the UCF men's and women's tennis program will play all of their home matches beginning with the 2017 spring season. The collegiate tennis area will feature 12 hard courts with seating for 1,200 fans.
The USTA will establish the tennis center, which will welcome all levels of players, from youths learning the game to professional players.
“This new home for American tennis will truly be a game-changer for our sport,” 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, from the grassroots to the professional ranks.”
Along with many partners, the university will help raise private funds to contribute to the development of the center. UCF also is exploring opportunities to connect its academic programs and students with the center’s operations.
The USTA Player Development division will move its national headquarters from Boca Raton to Orlando, aiming to provide the best opportunities to succeed for the next generation of American tennis champions.
This new home for American tennis will host every type of tennis event from 10-and-under team tennis events to national championships for those aged 90 and older. Additionally, the facility is conveniently located near the Orlando International Airport (MCO) to accommodate visiting tennis players.
“UCF has embraced this project because it impacts academics, community partnerships, economic development and athletics,” UCF President Dr. Hitt said. “Our students, our tennis players and our entire community will benefit from having the finest tennis facilities in the country at Lake Nona.”
The complex’s Collegiate Tennis Area will feature 12 hard courts with seating for 1,200 people and room for additional seating areas. It will be large enough to allow two collegiate matches to be played simultaneously. The area also will feature a two-story pavilion including concessions and locker rooms