NAPLES, Fla. (July 31, 2014) – USTA Florida presented “A Night at Wimbledon Cardio Tennis” at The Club at Mediterra earlier this month. The U30 (under 30 years old) Slam Series event was the first of three events the USTA is hosting this summer to attract young adults to the sport.
“The best thing about these events is that the concept was created by under 30 tennis professionals,” said Laura Bowen, director of marketing at USTA Florida. “We asked them what we needed to do differently to attract younger players. They came up with the idea and we’re simply providing the support.”
“It was very exciting to be able to host the first event in Naples,” said Jon Call, director of tennis at Quail Creek Country Club and organizer of the Wimbledon-themed cardio tennis event. “This area of Florida is well known as a great place for retirees but there are a lot of young professionals who are looking for new ways to get out, meet people and be active. Tennis is the perfect way to do that.”
“It is important that we keep growing the game of tennis while providing fun and exciting opportunities for both new and existing players” said Mike Baldwin, host and director of tennis at Mediterra.
The U30 Slam Series continues Aug. 2 in Tampa and concludes with a “Tennis Under the Lights” U.S. Open-themed event in Orlando. For more information on the events, visit http://www.ustaflorida.com/U30.
Mediterra offers an array of lifestyle amenities, including the member-owned Club at Mediterra with two Tom Fazio-designed championship courses and the private 10,000-square-foot Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico, featuring an elevated swimming pool, casual dining with a full bar, and valet service for beach chairs, umbrellas, and beverage and food menus.
Mediterra’s onsite amenities include themed neighborhood parks; eight miles of walking and jogging trails; a fitness complex with tennis and bocce courts, a pool and spa services; and the 32,000-square-foot clubhouse offering formal and casual dining prepared by a staff of award-winning culinary experts.
Recent renovations expanded The Club at Mediterra’s terrace and added a fire pit to the popular Tavern lounge, which serves gourmet brick-oven pizzas, seasonal salads and open-air grilled entrées.
Mediterra’s Golf Learning Center offers indoor and outdoor hitting stations, video equipment with launch monitor, a 2.5-acre short game practice complex with three greens, and a staff of certified PGA professionals. Membership opportunities at Mediterra are limited to just 225 members per 18 holes.
All of the community’s amenities are membership-owned.
Mediterra’s master plan includes more than 1,000 acres dedicated to open space with golf, parks and nature preserves. The community is 90 percent sold out.
Since December 2009, London Bay Homes and affiliates have managed all new home sales and marketing for the luxury community. Resale properties are listed through Mediterra Realty.
Available home designs in Mediterra include single-family estate homes and single-family maintenance-free villas priced from the $800,000s to more than $7 million.
The eight-time winner of the Collier Building Industry Association’s Sand Dollar Award for Community of the Year, Mediterra received a 2013 Aurora Award for Best Residential Development in the Southeastern United States.
For more information about Mediterra, visit www.ExperienceMediterra, call toll-free 866-918-3354, or visit Mediterra, located on Livingston Road, two miles north of Immokalee Road and west of I-75.