USPTA moves headquarters to Lake Nona
May 22, 2017
HOUSTON – The United States Professional Tennis Association announced today that it will transition its worldwide headquarters to Lake Nona, Fla., at the end of the month.
After 25 years of residing in Houston, the current headquarters location will close its doors on Tuesday, May 30. Although the new building remains under construction, the USPTA national staff will be operational in a temporary office space until its completion.
The single-story, 10,000-square-foot building, which will be home to approximately 20 members of the USPTA staff, will house a technologically driven office space and an eco-friendly environment acting like a lab for learning and training. In addition, the space features an in-house multimedia studio that allows for TV production. The facility has been designed with the inspiration of LEED quality standards and is projected to be completed by the end of June.
“The relocation to Lake Nona is game changing for our association. The decision to move from Florida to Houston more than 25 years ago proved to be a financially prudent decision, during which time we saw a period of unparalleled growth in stature in the industry for the USPTA,” said USPTA CEO John Embree. “Today, we begin a brand new and incredibly exciting chapter in our rich 90-year history with the transition to our new home across the street from the home of American tennis.”
About Lake Nona
Orlando’s Lake Nona is one of the top 10 fastest growing communities in America with more than $3 billion in construction in the last eight years across 7.1 million square feet of world-class residential and commercial facilities – and it’s just getting started. The 11-square-mile master-designed community is home to thoughtfully designed neighborhoods, world-class education facilities, Lake Nona Medical City, a Sports & Performance District highlighted by USTA’s New Home of American Tennis – the largest tennis facility in the world, diverse work spaces, recreational facilities, retail centers, and entertainment venues encompassing the best Orlando has to offer with all the conveniences of a dynamic, vibrant community. Driven by a long-term vision, Lake Nona is committed to building an innovative community that inspires human potential while being focused on sustainable design, healthy living, and groundbreaking gigabit fiber optic technology. Adjacent to Orlando International Airport, Lake Nona will feature millions of square feet of commercial space, thousands of hotel rooms, 25,000+ residents and in excess of 100 shops and restaurants.
Founded in 1927, USPTA strives to raise the standards of the tennis profession while promoting greater awareness of the sport. USPTA offers nearly 70 professional benefits to its more than 15,000 members worldwide, including certification and professional development. With more than 300 days of educational opportunities throughout the year, USPTA offers the most comprehensive continuing education program in the tennis industry. For more information visit uspta.com, or follow us at setteo.com/federacion/USPTA, facebook.com/USPTA.Official and @USPTA_Tennis.