The USTA National Campus successfully completed its abbreviated summer programming session following the facility’s reopening in June. Now, as we head into September, the campus’ programming staff has adapted its typical fall and “back-to-school” offerings to the new normal amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The various protocols that have been in place since the June reopening will continue to be in effect as the health and safety of all guests and staff remains the campus’ top priority. That includes 4:1 pro/player ratios for all youth and adult programs in order to ensure physical distancing on court.
For children, all the usual “back-to-school” programming options will be available with new morning and afternoon times to account for kids returning to the classroom. There are programs available for every age and skill level, including all the typical Nemours Family Zone programs for kids 10 and under.
This fall, the Youth Development and High Performance programs will merge, giving players ages 11-17 a more structured and comprehensive pathway of junior development. These new programs are designed based upon a player’s individual progression, further honing in on skill development.
Also, new for the fall is added Friday play opportunities spanning all youth programming. For Nemours Family Zone programs, these Friday Fun Days will give players an opportunity to put their weekly instructional practice into action, developing their match skills with the support of the USTA National Campus coaching staff.
For the Youth Development program, the Friday Match Play will pair players with opponents of similar age and ability, with a particular focus on strategy and tactics during play. Coaches will provide consistent feedback during play to all participants regarding their patterns of play, competitive skills, and style of play. These practice matches will complement the daily training program and are available to players who participate in Campus Youth Varsity, Campus Green Performance, and Campus Youth Performance programs.
For adult players, all of the traditional programming options will be available. The biggest change that players will notice is that a number of formats will be moving to 1.5-hour sessions. This includes Singles & Doubles Training, Singles & Doubles Live Ball, and Advanced Drills. All cardio classes, Innovation Clinics, as well as Tennis 101 and 102 will remain one hour in length.
For more information on the complete list of programming options for both kids and adults, or to register, please visit reserve.USTANationalCampus.com. Players can also find a comprehensive update about the campus’ health and safety protocols on the campus website.
And as a reminder, the USTA National Campus Pro Shop is also open, featuring the newest product releases from top brands as well as apparel and other tennis gear. In addition, the Racquet Bar offers industry-leading stringing, racquet customization, and racquet consultation.