Tennis

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 [...]

World’s top women to compete at US Open
World’s top women to compete at US Open
News Queens Courier Staff 8/26/2012 at 9:24AM

The USTA has announced that all 102 of the world’s top women, including 2012 Grand Slam singles champions Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, and Victoria Azarenka are entered in the women’s singles field for the 2012 US Open Tennis Championships. Williams, Sharapova, and Azarenka will be joined in the field by former US Open champions Kim [...]

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 [...]

USTA Arthur Ashe Kids Day
USTA Arthur Ashe Kids Day
News Alexa Altman 8/25/2012 at 2:51PM

Thousands flooded the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center for the 2012 USTA Arthur Ashe Kids Day celebration on Saturday, August 25. Attendees enjoyed face painting, tennis demonstrations, magic shows and jugglers before watching a tennis show and concert inside the stadium. To check out our photos from today’s event, click here.

How to get to the US Open
News Queens Courier Staff 8/25/2012 at 8:44AM

More than half of the fans have it figured out — and this year you can get on track to Go Green! With public transportation, you can skip the traffic and parking congestion, be environmentally friendly and spend more time watching world class tennis. Mass Transit Use mass transit to make your trip to the [...]

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 [...]

Tennis Ace: Cardozo freshman wins the Girls’ Singles Individuals Tournament
Tennis Ace: Cardozo freshman wins the Girls’ Singles Individuals Tournament
Sports Liam La Guerre 7/13/2012 at 11:42AM

Neal Baskin has been coaching for more than 40 years, and he knows talent. So when Howie Arons, boys’ tennis coach for Benjamin Cardozo High School, told him there could be a prodigy coming to join the girl’s team last year, Basking said he would have to see her for himself. “I respected Howie’s judgment, [...]

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 [...]