USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
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USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center information
Lonely Planet review
The US Open takes place in late August; tickets usually go on sale at Ticketmaster in April or May, but are hard to get for marquee games. General admission to early rounds is easier, for about $80 (top bleachers on Court 7 can take in five matches at once). Scan the USTA website in January/February for updates.
The USTA has 12 indoor DecoTurf courts, 19 field courts, 4 climate-controlled clay bubbled courts, and 3 stadium courts that can be hired (per hour outdoor court $22 to $32, indoor court $24 to $66). Reservations can be made up to two days in advance. Hourly lessons are $90 to $120.