More on USTA Complex to be Built in Orlando; New National High School Tennis Event This Summer; Athletic Talent Bestowed, Not Created?
The Orlando Sentinel has confirmed the USTA's intention to purchase land in the Orlando area for a "state-of-the-art" tennis campus, although it has not yet signed a deal, according to this article. The article doesn't mention the number of courts, which has been reported as 102, but it does contain the first public comments from the USTA.
"It would be a comprehensive facility that would provide court access, coaching, and player development for virtually every level of the game," said Chris Widmaier, managing director for the association, which is based in White Plains, N.Y.
The goal for a new USTA facility, Widmaier said, is to fulfill the association's mission of promoting and developing the sport.
Widmaier could not provide details on a construction timetable, the number of courts or overall cost. Also uncertain is whether any government incentives would be provided.
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