Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/28/2012 at 7:14AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 88. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Tuesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 66. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph. [...]

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is aces
Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is aces
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 8/27/2012 at 9:01AM

The kids came to celebrate their “love” of the game. Thousands of tennis fans flooded the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing for the 17th Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day — the official kickoff event for the US Open Tennis Championships — on Saturday, August 25. Kids and their families enjoyed tennis [...]

US Open a big boost to Queens business
News Terence M. Cullen 8/26/2012 at 10:26AM

Thousands of fans from across the country and around the world pour into the city at summer’s end to watch some of the world’s biggest tennis stars battle it out in the final leg of the Grand Slam. The U.S. Open not only showcases the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, but a number of [...]

Men’s lineup at the US Open
Men’s lineup at the US Open
News Queens Courier Staff 8/26/2012 at 9:18AM

World No. 1 and five-time US Open singles champion Roger Federer, defending US Open champion Novak Djokovic, and former US Open champions Andy Roddick and Juan Martin Del Potro lead the men’s singles field for the 2012 US Open Tennis Championships. Each of the world’s top 101 men received direct entry into the US Open, [...]

CityView Racquet Club is aces
CityView Racquet Club is aces
Business Sana Karim-Noori 8/25/2012 at 4:23PM

As the aces tear up the courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, you can practice your own swing – and so much more – at the CityView Racquet Club, a private, members-only facility. Established in 2008, the Long Island City club, conveniently located just minutes away from Manhattan, offers squash and tennis [...]

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day preview
Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day preview
News Queens Courier Staff 8/25/2012 at 8:49AM

Pop-vocal sensation The Wanted, chart-topping singer Carly Rae Jepsen, special guest performer Owl City and from Nickelodeon’s How to Rock, Cymphonique Miller and Max Schneider, will team up with reigning US Open Champion Novak Djokovic, U.S. #1 men’s singles player John Isner, three-time US Open Champion Kim Clijsters and Mardy Fish at the 17th Annual [...]

Agassi to join Court of Champions
Agassi to join Court of Champions
News Queens Courier Staff 8/25/2012 at 8:37AM

The USTA has announced that Andre Agassi, a two-time US Open Champion, has been named the 2012 inductee into the US Open Court of Champions, a US Open and USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center attraction honoring the greatest singles champions in the history of the U.S. Championships/US Open. Agassi will be inducted during [...]

Tennis Center parking plans not met with Love
Tennis Center parking plans not met with Love
News Terence M. Cullen 7/30/2012 at 8:34AM

Officials and advocates are currently volleying parking plans at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Designs for new structures to relieve parking problems at the center will not breach the area allocated to the U.S. Open rented from the city, a Tennis Association representative said. But park advocates say that any new, permanent construction [...]

Ballperson here I come!
Ballperson here I come!
Sports Liam La Guerre 6/28/2012 at 12:36PM

I just wanted to prove I could still play ball. Although I’m a reporter — and four years removed from competitive sports, since the last time I played baseball was in high school — an opportunity to participate in the U.S. Open media ballperson tryouts on June 21 meant a chance to show I’m still [...]