March marks the launch of a new program at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, where for the first time ever, spring-break camps will be offered to local youth tennis players who are off from school.
The camps will be held March 19-21, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., during the Orange County Public Schools’ spring break. They are designed to mimic the popular USTA National Campus Summer Camp.
There are five camp options available, based upon age and skill level.
The Red Ball Spring Break Camp is for children ages 8-and-under who are currently participating in the campus’ Big Kids, Red Ball Club, Red Ball Plus and Red Performance programming. The drills and games in this camp are designed to develop a player’s foundation in all strokes, as well as training skills for tennis.
The Big Shots Spring Break Camp is for children ages 8-10 who are currently enrolled in Big Shots and Big Shots Plus classes at the campus. In this camp, players will learn and develop serve, rally and score skills.
The Orange Ball Spring Break Camp is available to players who participate in the Orange Ball Club and Orange Ball Plus programs. Players will focus on developing groundstrokes, serve and net play on the 60” court. The use of spin, consistency and transition skills is also emphasized.
The Youth Development Spring Break Camp is open to middle and high school-aged players at the beginner through intermediate skill level. Players, who will be placed in groups of similar level and age, will be introduced to the fundamentals of the game through a rally and game-based curriculum. Their practices will include a dynamic warm-up, drills with instruction, and match play.
The High Performance Spring Break Camp, the most advanced camp, is offered to High Performance players with a minimum UTR of 3. Players will be placed in groups at a similar level, and their practices will include a dynamic warm-up, drills with instruction, and match play.
For more information on the Spring Break Camps and to register, please visit reserve.ustanationalcampus.com.
Also in March, fans will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships, which will be held at the USTA National Campus, from May 16-25, for the first time.
A ticket presale will be held March 8-10 when fans can buy discounted 10-day passes for $50, allowing access to every day of the 10-day tournament, including four days of the team event and six days of the individual tournament.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting March 11, with single-session tickets available for purchase, as well as the 10-day pass, which will then cost $100.
For more information on the NCAA championships, please visit ustanationalcampus.com/ncaa.