Want to find out the latest developments on the USTA National Campus—the new home for American tennis? Join our free webinar on Tuesday, May 24, at 11 a.m. ET.
Set to open at the end of 2016, the 63-acre National Campus will be the USTA’s largest facility in the U.S. and serve as headquarters for its Community Tennis and Player Development divisions. Highlights include more than 100 clay and hard courts, integrated smart-court technology, as well as a lodge and 200-seat restaurant for players visiting and training onsite.
Tavistock Development Corp. representative Andy Odenbach will be discussing how those doing business with the USTA and involved in the tennis industry will have a ground-level opportunity for a presence within the Sport Village adjacent to the USTA facility.
The Lake Nona Sports & Performance District is part of the larger Lake Nona community, which fosters collaboration and innovation through clusters of excellence in health and wellness, education and technology. Designed as a forward-thinking platform, the resources available surrounding Sports & Performance District include United States Professional Tennis Association, University of Central Florida, Florida Hospital, Orlando VA Medical Center, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, as well as a gigabit fiber network for high-bandwidth applications, office/conference/support space as well as access to a variety of innovative companies in the sports, health and wellness sectors.
Odenbach is currently the Vice President of Sports Ventures for Tavistock Development Corporation, the Tavistock Group entity that is responsible for the 11-square-mile mixed-use development at Lake Nona. In this role he is responsible for all sports related business development. He played a critical role in landing the USTA’s “Home of American Tennis” and most recently led Tavistock’s efforts to build the Orlando City Soccer Club’s Training Center.
Prior to joining Tavistock in 2005, Andy worked in six cities over a nine-year period for the PGA of America as a Tournament Director for both the Ryder Cup Matches and the PGA Championship.
Andy is currently the President of the Florida Citrus Sports Board, which administers the Russell Athletic Bowl, The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl and the recently created Kickoff Classic.
For more information on the webinar, email Lauren Gill at LGill@tavistock.com.