The United States Tennis Association is building a state-of-the-art facility right here in Lake Nona. This new home for American Tennis' goal is to enhance the sport at every level and to create an unparalleled playing, training and educational experience for players, coaches and fans. The facility will feature over 100 courts of various playing surfaces and will house the USTA's Community Tennis and Player Development divisions. It will serve all ages and skill levels ranging and from college level to future pros as well as current professional tour level players. The first tournament is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2016 with over 60 tournaments already scheduled for 2017 representing over 25,000 participants.
USTA Facility Features
The Facility features will include:
Tournament & League Area: 24 clay courts, 16 hard courts and two player pavilion areas that will serve as a tournament and league area. Trainer rooms, stringer area, player lounge, public restrooms, administrative offices and check in area will also be located in this section of the facility.
Collegiate Area: 12 hard courts and one future tournament show court in a collegiate section which will also be home the University of Central Florida Tennis Program. The tournament show court will be equipped for television broadcasting and will seat 1,200 spectators. There will also be a two-story pavilion for concessions, public restrooms, team locker rooms and areas for trainers and officials.
Team USA Area: 12 hard courts for the 17 USTA sections plus up and coming coaches and their players throughout the country who may work collaboratively with USTA Player Development.
USTA Player Development Area: 8 hard courts and eight red clay courts for USTA Player Development, with plans for six covered courts in the future. The space will also include dorms that can house 32 boys and girls as well as a strength and conditioning space.
Youth and Adult amateur Area: featuring eight 36-foot and eight 60-foot courts.
USTA office building: Which will feature a tennis pro shop, fitness area, locker rooms, player lounge and cafeteria on the first floor with USTA offices on the second floor.
USTA Resort & Conference Center Hotel
While details are being held under wraps, land has been set aside to the East of the USTA facility for an upscale resort and conference center along the shores of Lake Nona. What has been announce is an 11 acre man-made crystal lagoon swimming facility for swimming, sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding in an island style setting.
USTA at Lake Nona promotional video courtesy of the USTA