Tennis

US Open generates $720M, draws thousands to Queens
US Open generates $720M, draws thousands to Queens
News Liam La Guerre 9/11/2013 at 11:22AM

It’s game, set and match for the US Open. For another year the star-studded tournament attracted thousands of tennis fans to the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park and created a certain buzz in Queens. The Open generated an overall economic impact of approximately $720 million for the city, according to [...]

Photos: US Open celebrity sightings
Photos: US Open celebrity sightings
News Queens Courier Staff 9/09/2013 at 12:59PM

Can you guess which celebrities we spotted at the US Open?       RECOMMENDED STORIES Howard Beach students play with US Open champs Michelle Obama, tennis stars, celebrities highlight Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day USTA plans to build roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium

‘Biggest Loser’ trainer Bob Harper helps kids get active at US Open
‘Biggest Loser’ trainer Bob Harper helps kids get active at US Open
Sports Liam La Guerre 9/02/2013 at 1:57PM

Fitness expert and “Biggest Loser” star Bob Harper served up some fun for children at the US Open. Harper played tennis with young players on Saturday, August 31, after helping the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announce a new coalition to get kids active and healthy through sports. The tennis association is partnering with 20 [...]

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 [...]

Hundreds rally against development at Flushing Meadows
Hundreds rally against development at Flushing Meadows
News Maggie Hayes 9/21/2012 at 12:28PM

Hundreds of residents packed into the Our Lady of Sorrows auditorium in Corona to make known that they want to keep their park. Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the biggest park in Queens, is currently being considered for the development of a new shopping mall, two new stadiums and concert venues and several parking garages and roads [...]

Andy Roddick to retire after U.S. Open
Andy Roddick to retire after U.S. Open
News Billy Rennison 8/31/2012 at 11:21AM

Former U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick announced that at the conclusion of this year’s Open he is hanging up his racket and retiring from tennis. The 30-year-old 2003 champion announced his decision at a press conference on Thursday, August 30 ahead of his second round match Friday night. “I just feel like it’s time. I [...]

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 [...]