Summer is in full swing at the USTA National Campus, and its popular Summer Camp program is still accepting registrations for the remainder of its 2022 sessions. Registration is available on a week-to-week basis and features guaranteed fun for tennis players of all ages and abilities.
Summer Camp runs through Aug. 5 and offers a wide variety of options for kids of every skill level, ages 5-17. The sessions run each morning from either 8-11 a.m. or 9 a.m.-12 p.m., depending on the age group.
Players will hone their games, have fun and learn skills that will help them enjoy the sport for a lifetime. The program features professional coaching and training combined with the perfect blend of competition, camaraderie and fun.
Summer Camp 2022 is divided into three main categories: Family Zone (ages 5-10), Youth Development (ages 11-17), and High Performance (ages 10 & up). For more information on the specific programs and sessions, please visit www.ustanationalcampus.com.
The summer is also a great time to try a new sport along with tennis, as the USTA National Campus also features pickleball and padel courts. The courts are available for booking, or players can participate in clinics, social play, private lessons or events. Those courts and programs can also be booked by visiting the campus website.
In addition, July marks the return of two major events that have become a staple of the USTA National Campus. First, the USTA Boys 12s National Clay Court Championships will be held July 9-15. This event has been held at the USTA National Campus every year since the campus opened in 2017, with the exception of 2020 due to the pandemic. It is one of five USTA National Championships held throughout the year and will feature the best 12-and-under boys from across the country. Previous winners of this event include current American pros Jack Sock and Tommy Paul, while, more recently, 2017 champion Jerry Sheng went on to become the top-ranked junior in the world in 2021 and reached the final of the U.S. Open Junior Championships.
Following that event, the 2022 ATA National Championships will be held July 25-31. The event made its debut in Lake Nona in 2018 when the campus hosted the 101st edition of the event – and it returned again in 2021.
As the oldest African-American sports organization in the country, the American Tennis Association (ATA) was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1916 with a mission to promote Black tennis players in America. The ATA founders established the first ATA National Championships a year later. Held in Baltimore, the inaugural championships included just three events, including men’s and women’s singles and men’s doubles. Today, the tournament has grown to include 50 competitive categories, with thousands of competitors ranging from 10 to 80 years of age, and is known as an annual cultural and tennis family reunion.
For more information on upcoming USTA National Campus events, please visit www.ustanationalcampus.com.