The USTA announced plans to create a state of the art tennis complex in Orlando, Florida. During a press conference, USTA officials unveiled details of the 100-plus tennis court center that will promote player development along with serving as the hub for the University of Central Florida tennis program.
“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.”
“Today’s announcement is wonderful news for families in Orlando. USTA’s expansion and creation of 154 new jobs will make Florida one of the top states for tennis in the nation, and this state-of-the-art facility will be the USTA’s first year-round outdoor facility,” said Florida Governor Rick Scott. “This new division headquarters will allow Floridians of all ages and skill set the opportunity to try their hand at tennis.”
In addition to both clay and hard courts, the new complex will offer opportunities for players at all ability levels to improve their game.
“Our goal is simple, continue to raise the bar for our sport,” said Gordon Smith, USTA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. “Our new facility in Orlando will help ensure we develop the next generation of players, coaches, tennis providers, officials and volunteers.”
The new complex is expected to be completed by the end of 2016.
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