USTA National Tennis Center, Flushing

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The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is an American stadium complex located in the Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens, New York City, which has been the home of the US Open Grand Slam tennis tournament played every year in August and September since 1978. It is operated by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The facility has 22 courts inside its 46.5acre and 11 in the adjoining park. The complex's three stadiums are among the largest tennis stadiums in the world, with Arthur Ashe Stadium topping the global list with a listed capacity of 23,200. All 33 courts have used the DecoTurf cushioned acrylic surface since the facility was built in 1978.Located near Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets, the tennis center is open to the public for play 11 months out of the year (closed during inclement weather and in August/September due to the US Open), barring tournaments the USTA holds (such as junior and wood-racquet competitions).On August 28, 2006, the USTA National Tennis Center was rededicated as the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
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  • The is the HOME for tennis in the US. Be sure you know what your ticket gets you. Ashe Stadium is the main arena but you can catch great tennis on all of the the 17 courts during the U.S. Open.  more »
  • I drove two hours to visit the visit the visitors centre and to walk in on an afternoon tour but the whole place is closed, under construction, no visitors centre and no tours!! Only some guy who come...  more »
  • Plenty to see here @ Flushing Meadows. Next to the tennis complex is a great little golf course and plenty of park land. Take the #7 train out from NYC 7 enjoy a full day exploring.  more »
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  • Getting to and from the tennis centre is surprising easy. The organization of the tournament is top notch as well. The only issue I have is with Arthur Ashe Stadium - it is way too large to have any atmosphere and if you're on the second level you can't really see the players.
  • Best place in NYC to play tennis and workout. The facility, tennis courts, and equipment are top notch. They also offer private training. Everyone should give it a try.
  • Great place you see the US Open Tennis Matches and to learn tennis always. Prices are bit expensive but they do teach classes for all ages.
  • Its tennis paradise in Queens. Enjoyed the food options this year and the infrastructure improvements of late (more restaurants, upgraded venues, better wifi etc) are super. Parking is always a challenge. Parking shuttles claim to be continuously running, but they need to roll more often. Would be nice to provide a bus option for accessing the South and West gates from subway/train/orange packing areas.
  • Everyone is pleasant and it is a nice place to walk around between matches. There is a good food court, but prices are high. One area that needs improvement is handicap accommodation. There is only one elevator available for use by the wheelchairs, cane users, and the stroller brigade.
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