Tennis Association Breaks Ground in Community
The U.S. Tennis Association broke ground on a $60 million facility in Lake Nona. Developers from the Tavistock Group laid out plans for an 11-square-mile sports district.
The facility will house 24 clay courts, 16 hard courts; a University of Central Florida tennis area with 12 hard courts, elevated seating and facilities for 1,200 spectators; a Team USA area with eight hard courts and eight clay courts; and a player-development area with eight hard courts, eight red-clay courts and six covered courts. The space includes dormitories for 32 youth players and an area with eight courts that are shorter than regulation.
“No tennis facility anywhere will have everything this center has to offer,” said Gordon Smith, executive director for the association. “Even the size of it I think people will be completely blown away by.”