With September marking the first full month of school, the USTA National Campus also returns to its regularly scheduled youth programming after another successful year of Summer Camp.
All of the programs that have become staples on the courts in Lake Nona will once again be available, with options for players of all ages and skill levels. All available programs can be found at reserve.ustanationalcampus.com.
The Nemours Family Zone, which features 36- and 60-foot courts designed for beginners, has programs for children as young as three, during which parents are encouraged to participate, as well as intermediate programs designed for kids between the ages of seven and 10.
Programming for middle school- and high school-age children is available on full-sized courts for players ranging from beginners to those competing on their school teams and USTA-level tournaments. And, as is the case with all programming, both after-school and weekend sessions are available.
One new addition to the schedule is a more robust high-performance program, geared toward players committed to competition and tournament play. A focus on technique, shot selection, patterns of play, physical conditioning and skills to deal with pressure tolerance will be emphasized.
In addition to the regularly offered training regimens, the fall will see the introduction of USTA National Campus UTR Match Play events, which will give 18-and-under players the opportunity to compete in competitive matches with opponents of similar ability.
The full complement of USTA National Campus adult programming will also be available in the fall. These include Tennis 101 and 102 for players new to the game, Cardio Tennis and Liveball sessions for those who are fitness-forward, Doubles and Singles Training for those who want to improve their situational awareness on a tennis court, as well as private lessons.
There are also a number of Social Play options, which are match-play events facilitated by USTA National Campus staff and designed for local players to grow their tennis network in a fun yet competitive atmosphere.
The month of September also brings two very unique events to Lake Nona for the first time. From Sept. 20-23, the USTA National Campus will host the 18th annual HBCU National Tennis Championships, an event open to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), offering players the chance to compete for a national title as part of their fall season. Both team and individual titles will be distributed. Local Florida universities Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M are expected to participate.
The following weekend, from Sept. 28-30, the USTA National Campus will host its first USTA-sanctioned wheelchair tennis tournament, where some of the most talented wheelchair tennis players in the country will showcase their skills at the three-day event.
For more information on all USTA National Campus events, please visit www.ustanationalcampus.com.