United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section will move its headquarters to Innovation Park in Prince William County, Virginia. The company intends create a new home of Mid-Atlantic tennis in the community.
USTA Mid-Atlantic, with a mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis, said it is pursuing development of a tennis complex to help support local players, pave the way for growth of the game and introduce the sport to the next generation of tennis players in the region.
The non-profit organization has land under contract located across from the George Mason University Science and Technology Campus on Freedom Center Blvd.
USTA Mid-Atlantic expects to close on the sale of the land in March 2018. To support bringing the tennis complex project to fruition, USTA Mid-Atlantic will seek additional partners, corporate entities and individuals aligned with their mission and shared values.
According to company officials, the ultimate vision of USTA MAS is to create a state-of-the art tennis complex and bring forth other amenities on the land to create a vibrant destination for sports and wellness. The organization expects to host USTA programs, tournaments, recreational and public tennis play and special events at the tennis complex.
“Our vision is that this tennis complex will not only be an incredible place to learn, play and celebrate tennis for people all across the Mid-Atlantic but also serve as a center for activity for the local community and make play accessible to all ages, backgrounds and abilities living nearby,” said Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro, CEO of USTA Mid-Atlantic.
“We know that the lifelong sport of tennis enriches lives in many ways and as this complex comes to fruition our expectation is to invigorate the community and make it a physically, emotionally and socially healthier place to live,” she added.
“We’re delighted the USTA Mid-Atlantic has chosen Prince William County to be the home of its brand new state-of-the-art recreation facility,” said Corey A. Stewart, Chairman, Prince William Board of County Supervisors. “This is a great opportunity, in that it provides not only a new tourism recreation destination for all our residents, but across the Greater Washington metropolitan area, as well as providing our region with educational and competitive sporting opportunities, while enhancing the wide-array of recreational pursuits already offered throughout Prince William County.”
“The Brentsville District is excited to welcome the USTA Mid-Atlantic to Prince William County,” said Jeanine Lawson, Brentsville District Supervisor, Prince William County Board of County Supervisors. “The addition of headquarters for the Mid-Atlantic tennis complex to Innovation Park is sure to spark the interest of the local community and visitors as Innovation Park grows and becomes more diverse.”
“Our Science and Technology campus continues to expand and is a driving force within the county for drawing in dynamic businesses, diverse populations and exceptional talent,” said GMU President Angel Cabrera. “We are thrilled to have the USTA Mid-Atlantic join our community and know their tennis programming and eventual facility will be a welcomed amenity that will contribute to creating a thriving and vibrant place for all to enjoy.”