USTA National Campus in Lake Nona
As the nation’s largest tennis facility, this state-of-the-art training complex in Orlando, Florida boasts 100 courts and creative developmental programs that make it a popular training destination for professional, collegiate, and amateur players. The United States Tennis Association’s National Campus, which hosts thousands of training players and teams each year as well as hundreds of competitions, has established the foundation for the next generation of great American tennis players. The USTA National Campus is open to the public and provides services for players of all ages and abilities.
A total of 64 acres are dedicated to the center, which includes 32 Plexicushion hard courts, 32 Har-Tru green clay courts, 16 ReBound Ace short courts, eight DecoTurf acrylic cushion courts, six European Terre Davis red clay, and six ReBound Ace indoor courts, as well as two stadium courts. The center also includes two stadium courts.
The flagship home of American tennis, which is open to the public for match play, casual tennis, and lesson instruction, contains 100 floodlit courts. These include two championship courts and a 12-court collegiate center and serve as a world-class facility for players and coaches of all levels, from first-time players to touring pros.
Since its inception in 2017, the Campus has hosted a variety of premier national and international tournaments. ITF World Tennis Tour events have been hosted there, along with regional and local tennis events, ranging from the Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals to welcoming the world’s best wheelchair tennis players at the NEC Wheelchair Singles Masters and the UNIQLO Wheelchair Doubles Masters. Additionally, in addition to serving as the home of the University of Central Florida’s tennis teams, the Campus hosted the nation’s best college tennis teams for the 2019 NCAA Division I team and individual championships, which resulted in the crowning of national champions.
Using a partnership with PlaySight Technologies, the company that invented the Smart Court, the USTA will provide players with interactive technology and vital statistics at their fingertips, such as ball speed, step count, misses, lobs, aces, and more! There are 32 courts equipped with PlaySight technology, while 84 tournament courts are equipped with live streaming.
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Bay Hill Club & Lodge is a private golf club and hotel located in Bay Hill, Florida, southwest of Orlando, in the Southeastern United States. The Bay Hill Club & Lodge is a member of the United States Golf Association (USGA). The first 18 holes at Bay Hill (the Champion and Challenger nines) were planned by Dick Wilson and completed by Bob Simmons in 1961. The course is now known as Bay Hill. The golf course is considered one of Wilson’s best works. It exemplifies his standard strategy of gently elevating the putting surfaces to increase vision and drainage. Following Wilson’s death, Simmons constructed the additional nine holes (known as the Charger nine).