In a well publicized relocation, the USTA has moved its USTA Player Development Program from its headquarters in Key Biscayne, Florida further North to Boca Raton. The move was strategic as the USTA joins forces with Women’s tennis legend Chris Evert at her Evert Tennis Academy, a highly-acclaimed tennis training facility in West Boca Raton.
The USTA Player Development Program is expanding on the site of the Evert Tennis Center with the addition of a three story multi-use building housing a state of the art training and fitness center, USTA offices and year round housing for promising players partaking in the program.
The USTA Player Development Program is a sort of scouting agency for American youth tennis players. It helps get them the proper training, nutrition and coaching to develop them as the future talent that will succeed other South Florida Native Tennis Greats such as Venus and Serena Williams and Andy Roddick. It is designed for players ages 14-18 but features year round clinics and round robin tournaments for youth as young as 9 years old.
Besides the obvious benefit to the USTA and the Evert Tennis Academy, Boca Raton will be seeing a nice growth in population and businesses thriving off of this new partnership.
Communities like Mission Bay and Boca Isles will support the families who choose to move here so their children can devote themselves to tennis full time in a climate suited for year-round play.
Mission Bay is directly adjacent to the Tennis Center with many of its smaller communities lying within walking distance. Mission Bay is spread over and across Glades Road just West of Florida Highway 441. It consists of 10 smaller sub-communities of one and two story single family houses and some townhomes as well. The prices range from the $300,000’s to $700,000 depending on the sub-community and amenities. The Club has 15 tennis courts, basketball courts, and a newly renovated fitness center including spa and classes that are free to members/residents.
The Mission Bay SubCommunities are:
- Mission Bay – Cordova
- Mission Bay – Harbour Springs
- Mission Bay – La Costa
- Mission Bay – Laguna
- Mission Bay – Las Flores
- Mission Bay – Reflections
- Mission Bay – Regatta
- Mission Bay – Sonata
- Mission Bay – The Isle
- Mission Bay – Ventura
- and Mission Bay – Courtside Villas is a rental community inside Mission Bay
Boca Isles is further North of Mission Bay and offers a more spread out, secluded lifestyle while still remaining within a short bike ride to the tennis center.
Both Communities feature proximity to A rated schools such as Sandpiper Shores Elementary, Loggers Run Middle School and the newly built West Boca Community High School. They are also both blocks to shopping and only minutes from Boca Raton’s Town Center Mall.
With the partnership between these two tennis institurtions, the neighborhoods that are poised to support the relocation and the community that is ready to embrace a new age in tennis in South Florida.