Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Governor Cuomo approves National Tennis Center expansion in Flushing Meadows
Governor Cuomo approves National Tennis Center expansion in Flushing Meadows
Top Stories Melissa Chan 9/06/2013 at 3:08PM

The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) now has the governor’s blessing to expand its prized center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Friday he signed legislation allowing the city to give the USTA 0.68 acres of parkland to extend the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The association’s $500 million plans include replacing the [...]

USTA gets OK to expand Tennis Center, pledges $10M to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
USTA gets OK to expand Tennis Center, pledges $10M to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Top Stories Melissa Chan 7/24/2013 at 2:41PM

The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) has agreed to pledge more than $10 million to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park as part of a deal struck with the City Council. “This deal was a long time coming,” said Councilmember Julissa Ferreras. “I can say with confidence that we will all benefit from this expansion.” USTA officials needed the [...]

Department of City Planning approves National Tennis Center expansions
News Terence M. Cullen 5/28/2013 at 6:13PM

The Department of City Planning approved expansions at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Wednesday, May 22, pushing the project another step toward a final green light. U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) officials want to expand the center’s campus in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park by 0.68 acres, build a new stadium and make renovations. The [...]

Tennis courts in land swap will still be used by USTA during Open
Tennis courts in land swap will still be used by USTA during Open
Sports Terence M. Cullen 5/09/2013 at 10:45AM

The US Tennis Association (USTA) has agreed to give up some of its rented land in exchange for 0.68 acres the organization has eyed for expanding the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, in an effort to placate critics of the project. Two pieces of land make up the 1.56 acres that USTA will give [...]

USTA to give back land for National Tennis Center expansion
USTA to give back land for National Tennis Center expansion
Sports Terence M. Cullen 5/07/2013 at 3:54PM

It’s a land-for-land deal. The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) has agreed to give up some of its rented land in exchange for the 0.68 acres the organization needs to expand the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Two pieces of land make up the 1.56 acres that USTA will give back to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, [...]

Borough President backs National Tennis Center expansion
Borough President backs National Tennis Center expansion
News Terence M. Cullen 4/09/2013 at 3:20PM

Borough President Helen Marshall is recommending the city and state go forward with proposed expansions at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Marshall’s Borough Board was one councilmember short at the Monday, April 8 meeting to take a vote, thus forcing her to give her ultimate “yes” recommendation. “While the Borough Board is not [...]

Op-Ed: What USTA means to me
Op-Ed: What USTA means to me
News Op-Ed 4/05/2013 at 10:58AM

BY JENNIFER YU I often joke with my parents that I “live at the National Tennis Center (NTC).” That’s because I play tennis there practically every morning before school and also participate in two of their afternoon tennis programs. It’s great because I get to play tennis and compete with kids who have become some [...]

Votes split on USTA expansion
Votes split on USTA expansion
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 3/19/2013 at 1:35PM

The votes are in on the much-debated expansions to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, and the results are mixed. Half of the six voting Community Boards are in favor of the US Tennis Association (USTA) moving 0.68 acres out of its current property — so long as the organization [...]

State senator wants to landmark Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
State senator wants to landmark Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 2/27/2013 at 1:15PM

Landmark the park. That’s what State Senator Tony Avella wants for Flushing Meadows-Corona Park to block development in the area. These include an entertainment center at Willets Point — an area that is technically parkland — along with expansions at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and a proposed Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium. [...]

Where to play tennis in Queens
Where to play tennis in Queens
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/09/2012 at 9:21AM

The U.S. Open is not the only place to play tennis in Queens. In honor of the end of the tournament, here are places where you can work on your serve, backhand and other racket skills in the borough, from private clubs to city park courts.    Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Flushing Meadow-Corona [...]