If you didn’t know: I love tennis. I would absolutely love to play more, and really, really wish I’d had someone to encourage me to pursue my love of tennis when I was younger. I’m not too terribly bad. With that, I was pretty amped when I learned the USTA would call Central Florida home to their new national campus just a few short years ago.
Strangely, I only ever made it out to the campus located in Lake Nona just a couple of months ago. And while the property (in its current state) is much smaller than I’d anticipated it’s still pretty impressive.
Unfortunately during this specific visit I didn’t spend too much time investigating the premises. Actually, I didn’t even get out of the car which is one good reason I’m planning another visit sometime very soon. That said, I drove around the entire grounds and got a good feel for what is there, and what is offered to tennis pros and lovers alike.
Obviously this National Campus is a big hub for training. This Player Development facility is on campus for lodging.
The national campus is open to the public. You can check out all of the events going on there by visiting the USTA National Campus calendar, which looks similar to this:
In addition to this the campus offers the following (according to the USTA National Campus website):
- 100 lit courts (if you play at all here in Central Florida you know lit courts can often be hard to find)
- Courts that have live streaming capabilities
- Collegiate matches that take place here
- Twenty five programs offered
USTA National Campus
10000 USTA Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827
Have you ever ventured out to the USTA National Campus? Think you’d ever head that way to catch a tennis match?