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Bethpage Park Tennis Center
99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Building #4, Farmingdale, N.Y.

(516) 777-1385

Bethpage Park Tennis Center is located just a few hundred feet from the Black Course at beautiful Bethpage State Park, which has served as home to the U.S. Golf Open. Four indoor hard and four indoor red clay courts are air-conditioned for year-round play.

The Tennis Center offers an array of adult seasonal, leagues, lessons and walk-on court opportunities. It’s free and low-cost program for seniors and special populations is perhaps the largest of its kind in New York State. The Center is best known for its renowned junior development program, led by top coaches Steve Kaplan and Keith Kambourian. Collectively, they have developed more players than anyone else in the east.

Steve Kaplan is the owner of Bethpage Park Tennis Center, as well as the director of Reebok Academy for New York City Parks Foundation. Over the last 33 years, Steve has been the longtime coach of more than 600 nationally-ranked junior players, 15 state high school singles champions, two NCAA Division 1 Singles Champions, and numerous touring professionals and prominent coaches. Steve's students have been awarded in excess of $7 million in college scholarship money.

Keith Kambourian is a voice of reason in the often-stressful world of junior tournament tennis. Keith’s philosophy is simple, “Train hard and compete hard, and you will achieve.” This outlook has enabled Keith to excel as both a player and a coach. He was ranked in the top 30 nationally in the Boys 18 Division. His playing career flourished at Duke University, where he received a full scholarship and was ranked nationally among the best collegiate players. He directed the Reebok Urban Youth Tennis Academy at Flushing Meadow, N.Y. and has since coached players from beginners to international touring professionals. In 1998, he was awarded the ETA Long Island Region Tennis Professional of the Year Award. Keith has a Master’s Degree is Sports Management. His level-headed approach to junior tennis ensures that students develop and maintain a positive and productive mental outlook.

The Bethpage Park Tennis Center offers a comprehensive program of group and individual lessons, workshops, match plays and tournament team programs during the indoor session.

In the summer, the finest players in the east join us for summer camp on eight indoor courts, four outdoor red clay courts and eight nearby outdoor hard courts. Lunch is provided and transportation is available. While our standards are high … our prerequisites are not! We charge no membership fee and encourage and value our beginners equally with our nationally-ranked players. All we require at the Bethpage Park Tennis Center is the desire to attend a serious tennis camp and to learn in an intensive, personal and fun environment … and the drive to achieve your personal best!



Carefree Racquet Club
1414 Jerusalem Ave #1, North Merrick, N.Y. (516) 489-9005 ♦ CarefreeRacquetClub.com

Carefree Racquet Club is Long Island’s premier indoor tennis club. With our new court lighting along with our constant upgrading, we cannot be matched. Carefree has seven indoor tennis courts, two racquetball courts and a half court basketball court. Our league coordinator, Debbie Cichon, offers adult singles, doubles and team doubles leagues that are always on level to insure you a good game every time you play.

Carefree has many USTA teams in the adult, senior, mixed doubles and Tri-Level leagues. For those that are new to the game or just want to improve, we have 14-week learn and play groups. Players get an hour lesson each week, along with an hour-and-a-half of practice time each week. For players looking for a more relaxed social atmosphere, Karen Guigliano has her parties on Friday nights where food is served and Karen arranges all games for the night.

Jean Tanklowitz, our senior program coordinator, has many retired or people that simply have a flexible schedule, playing Monday through Thursday in the afternoon. All games are arranged by Jean.

For junior players, Ronny D’Alessandro, Carefree’s director of tennis, coordinates the Junior Development Program. This is a 14-week program starting at age five to age 18. Children can take group, semi-private or private lessons and get practice time and ladder match play as well. New this year is our high school program that Ronny started for children that play on their school team. Carefree also offers a QuickStart tot program for children ages three to five years old. This adorable program uses all the props to keep the children’s attention and is unmatched by any other club.

Carefree Racquet Club is managed by Kathy Miller, who is also the Long Island USTA Adult, Senior, Super Senior, Mixed and Tri-Level League Coordinator. Kathy, along with her assistant manager, Pat McIlwee, pride themselves on the organization and smooth running of the best indoor club on Long Island that has never and continues to NOT charge membership fees. So if you are looking to join a program or just rent a court now and then, we would love to see you at Carefree!



Eastern Athletic
Blue Point 9a Montauk Highway, Blue Point, N.Y. (631) 363-2882
Dix Hills 854 East Jericho Turnpike,  Dix Hills, N.Y. (631) 271-6616
Melville 100 Ruland Road, Melville, N.Y. (631) 420-1310
EasternAthleticClubs.com

Because of the quality and wide range of its sports facilities, the excellence of its staff, and the variety of classes and activities offered, Eastern Athletic Clubs is a leader in the sports club community. The Club was founded 40 years ago to provide top-quality sports facilities at an affordable price to people of all ages who were interested in an active life-style and who wanted to learn a sport, develop their skills, or to play in competition. The founders also wanted to create a strong social atmosphere for the Club and pioneered this concept by developing a variety of events, tournaments, and workshops that members and friends could participate in. These programs included the first tennis leagues in America.

The family-owned Eastern Athletic Clubs now includes three Long Island locations with a total of 17 Indoor Decoturf tennis courts—the same surface as the U.S. Open. All courts are climate-controlled for comfort in all seasons.

Eastern Athletic Club’s Junior Academy offers a wide range of programs for the young beginner to the advanced player. From the USTA 10 & Under Tennis to Elite Player Training, Supervised Leagues, Practice and Drills, our experienced staff of dedicated professionals is ready to help your child learn and enjoy the sport for a lifetime.
Adult lessons can provide a strong foundation, give confidence that allows growth, or hone already advanced skills. Drills strengthen your strokes and game skills, plus warm you up for a match. Leagues provide players with a variety of opponents in a competitive, social atmosphere. Team Tennis and Ladders offer beginner and advanced players the opportunity for competitive singles and doubles play with flexible scheduling. Mixed-doubles tennis parties are arranged for an exciting, social, tennis-filled evening.

By bringing sports and conditioning into your life you will improve your motivation, energy and strength. You will have more power, strength and fun.



Glen Head Racquet Club
95 Glen Head Road, Glen Head, N.Y.
(516) 455-1225

The Early Hit Training Center is located in the Glen Head Racquet Club, at 95 Glen Head Road in Glen Head, N.Y. Home of the ALPS Program, they specialize in accelerated learning through a combination of private lessons, group sessions and physical training in tennis-specific exercises. The program was designed by Carl Barnett with the help of Pat Etcheberry.

The program focuses on the players and their need for accessible court time, coupled with a flexible schedule and parent-friendly budget. Early Hit also features a 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. adult program that is open 365 days a year. Late Hit is on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

During the indoor season, Early Hit is a terrific value. They feature a fabulous summer camp, pro shop, restaurant and private training all year long.

 

 



Great Neck Estates Tennis Club
12 Shore Drive, Great Neck, N.Y.
(516) 233-2790

The all-new Great Neck Estates Tennis Club opened on Nov. 1. The Club is located in the scenic Great Neck Estates Waterfront Par. The lobby and front desk area of the Club provides players with an incredible view of New York City. This new tennis center features a brand-new, fully-insulated air structure and five Har-Tru courts. The air structure, manufactured by the world famous Farley Group of Canada, is the most advanced air structure of its kind and provides a tennis experience second to none. When players walk onto the court, they are instantly amazed by the quality of the lighting system.

Plans for the new Great Neck Estates Tennis Center have been ongoing for the past two years, with many different tennis groups wanting to develop this special site for tennis. The Trustees of the Village of Great Neck Estates decided on the team of Howie Arons and his New York Tennis group, and Willie Notar, the director of Great Neck Estates tennis for the past 25 years, to join together and develop a program that Great Neck Estates residents could be proud of.

What truly makes a facility excellent are the people who create the programs, direct the programs and instruct the programs. Both Howie Arons and Willie Notar have an incredible passion for tennis and for what players expect their tennis experience to be like. For the past 37 years, Arons has been one of the most successful coaches in the Eastern Section. His programs have produced more than 75 Division I college players and hundreds of high school players. At Cardozo High School where he has been the head coach for 36 years, his teams have won 18 PSAL Championships and 12 Mayors Cup Championships. Arons has the most wins of any tennis coach in New York State with 567. In 1989, he was recognized as ETA Coach of the Year by the USTA, and in 2007, he was named Coach of the Year by the USPTA.

Willie Notar has been a standout in Eastern tennis since 1980. As a senior at Cardozo High School, Notar won the PSAL Singles Championship and the prestigious Iron Horse Trophy, awarded to the best player of the year in New York City tennis. He accepted a full scholarship to St. John’s University and played for the immortal coach George Seewagen. As a sophomore, it was apparent that Notar’s game had gone to a higher level, so he left St. John’s and turned pro. Notar gave pro tennis a three-year run and achieved amazing results. He had wins over such standouts as Emelio Sanchez and Mark Woodford, and achieved a world ATP ranking of 282. Upon returning home, Notar began his career in tennis instruction at Great Neck Estates Park. In addition to running adult and junior programs at Great Neck Estates, Willie is also the head pro at Fresh Meadows Country Club where he currently coaches some of the area’s top senior men.

From QuickStart to tournament training, New York tennis at Great Neck Estates is striving to offer junior tennis players the best tennis experience. Arons stated, “Our goal is to motivate our juniors to want to be the best they can be. Whether the player wants to play every day with passion to improve for tournament play, or just once a week to have fun, we get it. Our pro staff is amazing and each day, we strive to bring out the best in all of our players.”

The club’s weekend junior tournament training programs is its trademark. On both Saturdays and Sundays, a three-hour tournament training program is offered, consisting two-hour lesson/drill followed by a full set of tennis. The session includes rigorous competitive drills, point play and fitness, and then each player participates in a ladder match. The results of the ladder match determines the player’s court next week. This type of experience weekly prepares juniors for both high school and tournament tennis.

During the mornings and early afternoons, Willie Notar organizes and directs programs for adult players that will surely meet your needs and level. To burn calories, there is Boot Camp, a rigorous drill ($25 per session) that will give you that cardio boost. For players in the evenings, there are men’s drill and play leagues, or you can come in with a friend and book a court for an evening on an open or seasonal basis.

Come in and visit the all-new Great Neck Estates Tennis Club and see one of the finest tennis facilities on Long Island. From beginners to experienced tennis enthusiasts, Great Neck Estates would love to serve your tennis needs.



Long Beach Tennis Center
899 Monroe Boulevard, Long Beach, N.Y.
(516) 432-6060,
LongBeachTennisCenter.com
Long Beach Tennis Center is the South Shore's premier tennis facility and whether it's our Web site, our facilities … or your game, our philosophy of constant improvement and striving for perfection is at the core of everything we do.

Our professional, experienced staff is dedicated to your success; from beginners to tournament ranked players our programs offer the comprehensive instruction you desire to take your game to the next level.
Our adult tennis programs run the gamut, from drop-in clinics, winter leagues, private and group lessons, to USTA teams of all levels, mixed-doubles leagues and more. Of course, as a non-membership club, all are welcome to rent a court and try the club out for size!

Tennis Director Chuck Russell is a USPTA and PTR top certified teaching professional, along with being a National Clinician for USTA 10 & Under QuickStart. The LBTC 10 & Under QuickStart Program follows the guidelines of the national curriculum to make the programs fun, age-appropriate, and overall just easier to learn the game. Racquet size, court size, ball size, scoring, age and net height are all used to enhance the learning … and fun!

Our Tournament Training Programs, led by Sid Siddiqui and Bandar Kayali, use the latest training methods to help motivated players reach their potential. Footwork, stroke technique, strategy and tactics, focused and fast paced games, tournaments … all are used in combination to bring our tournament players to a higher level of play.

Long Beach Tennis Center is proud to be a USTA tournament center showcasing the very best in tennis and dedicated to training children and adult tournament players.

Our summer tennis camps are just, well, awesome! We offer up to nine weeks of daily training and overall camp fun for all ages and levels. And our new A/C makes us, literally, the coolest camp on the South Shore! And for those who are looking for after-camp tennis, we offer adults and children’s programs and clinics daily throughout the summer season.

Enjoy year-round indoor tennis at our fully climate controlled indoor courts. Our recently installed, brand new HVAC system will keep you comfortable as you enjoy all the amenities LBTC has to offer. Please stop by today and check out the South Shore's premier tennis training facility! We have four hard and four Har-Tru heated and air conditioned courts.



Point Set Indoor Racquet Club
3065 New Street, Oceanside, N.Y.
(516) 536-2323,
PointSetRacquetClub.com
With 300 juniors in developmental programs and over 500 adult players in leagues, contracts and drills, Point Set Indoor Racquet Club is working towards fulfilling its mission statement: Point Set aspires to be the most vibrant tennis club on the South Shore by integrating heart with sport in the community.

The dedicated Dream Team staff of tennis professionals, led by Director Tonny van de Pieterman has established a top tier Tournament Training Program (TTP) for three levels of junior competitors. It addresses all aspects of competition: Drills, match play, fitness and mental toughness.

Director of Junior Development Brett Nisenson oversees a broad junior academy and lives up to his title of “Mr. Fit.” Adult Director Nadia Johnston brings the Australian spin to freshen up adult drills and skills.

Point Set Indoor Racquet Club recognizes that customers are our most important asset. The collegial relationship of the staff, on and off court, translates into a friendly environment for our customers. We are a full-service club and your gateway to challenging yourself to explore, enjoy and improve yourself through the great sport of tennis. Experience the difference a supportive environment makes! Come play at Point Set: Where Fun meets Fitness.



Robbie Wagner Tournament Training
60 Sea Cliff Avenue, Glen Cove, N.Y.
(516) 759-0505,
RWTT.com
Robbie Wagner Tournament Training (RWTT) has been in the Eastern Section of the USTA for over 30 years. RWTT not only teaches the game of tennis … they live it! RWTT’s tennis professionals travel to tournaments with their players every weekend both on the local and national levels. The club’s stellar reputation speaks for itself within the tennis industry. RWTT is totally committed to helping make its clients of all ages the best players they can be and strive to help them reach their full potential. RWTT’s tennis professionals are world renowned in the industry and coach a multitude of sectional and national ranked players.

This year, RWTT introduces there new off court training facility that is overseen by their High Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach Jerry Flood NASM-PES, CPT. The offcourt program that Flood runs at RWTT shows students how to improve their overall fitness level by training specific movements that are used in tennis.

The personal relationships that RWTT’s coaches forms with its clients helps guide them in the right direction. Working together as a team, RWTT assists in providing a positive and successful future. RWTT’s motivation for success is unmatched as is its dedication to helping children achieve their goals. Whether it’s their first Level II tournament or a national event, RWTT has the ability and the experience to offer their students the personal attention they’ll need to succeed.

RWTT has the knowledge and capability to give both parent and child the proper guidance towards a career in college tennis. There is no need to pay a high fee for a college tennis advisor when you have RWTT in your corner.

RWTT is a privately-owned club currently with two locations and looking to grow. Come to RWTT’s Glen Cove, N.Y. location and see the “Wall of Fame” which lists the players the club has helped place in top-level colleges and universities around the country.



Rockville Racquet Club
80 North Centre Avenue, Rockville Centre, N.Y.
(516) 764-5350,
RockvilleRacquet.net
Ideally situated in the heart of Rockville Centre, N.Y., Rockville Racquet Club is a comprehensive tennis facility, offering state-of-the-art courts, equipment and amenities. Under the direction of manager Susan Alvy, the club is open from early in the morning until 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. Seven nova acrylic courts are available to the public for seasonal rental, league play, junior development, adult lessons and court rental when available.
Rockville Racquet’s highly regarded tennis professionals provide an outstanding junior development program for all ages and abilities. Students can choose from private, semi-private and group lessons. Included in the junior development program are weekend drills and ladder matches, as well as free court time and discounted private lessons. A Team Tennis Program is available for those youngsters who are committed to tennis and wish to compete on a local level. In 2010, Junior Development Director Pat Mosquera led the Rockville Racquet USTA Junior Team to the Nassau County Championship.

Adults are offered a variety of programs at Rockville Racquet. Men’s and women’s singles and doubles leagues are available for all levels of play. League players enjoy friendly competition and winners receive trophies at the end of each season. Adults who would like to learn to play or want to improve their game can participate in learning leagues, drills and private lessons with our accomplished professional team. A learning league is a weekly group lesson with three or more players of similar ability. Learning leagues provide an inexpensive way to improve skills. The Rockville Racquet staff is available to help new or returning players to find a compatible group. Drills and cardio tennis are another exciting way to enjoy learning and improving tennis strokes. Drills are group lessons, with a maximum of six players, which stress tennis skills. Cardio drills, with a maximum of eight participants, combine an aerobic workout with tennis movement. These hour-long sessions are available at one’s convenience throughout the week. Simply sign up in advance to participate.

Women or men with young children can take advantage of the free babysitting available weekdays at Rockville Racquet Club. Children will enjoy the toys, television and videos under the loving supervision of an experienced sitter.

The Pro Shop at Rockville Racquet is open for customers to test the latest racquets and equipment. Fashionable tennis attire and gift items are available at competitive prices. Stringing, grips and other services are available.
The front desk staff is always glad to assist customers with purchases or to provide information about Rockville Racquet’s programs and services.



Ross School Tennis Center
18 Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, N.Y.
(631) 907-5162,
Ross.org
The Ross School Tennis Center, located on the Upper School campus in East Hampton, N.Y., is a wonderful resource in the Hamptons open to seasonal and year-round residents. The Center features six state-of-the-art Har-Tru tennis courts that are enclosed by a bubble from mid-fall through mid-spring, allowing for year-round play. The courts are directly adjacent to the beautiful new Fieldhouse where players can sign up to play and also take advantage of amenities, including locker rooms and a lounge. The Fieldhouse is also used for a variety of special events and is available for private parties.

The Tennis Center offers many programs for all ages, all year round. Starting in nursery and pre-kindergarten, the Jump Start program allows children to develop spatial awareness, movement and locomotor skills using appropriately sized rackets. They learn volleying, throwing, catching and rallying skills, building a foundation not only for tennis but for any future athletic activities. The Junior Development Program offers games and level specific drills and training for building a strong foundation. It is designed with a lot of fun in mind and to improve skills and motivate the young player into wanting to play more. Advanced players can sign up for Accelerated Tournament Preparation, which features drills, tennis-specific conditioning and game strategy designed specifically to prepare players for junior tournaments and match play.

Adults also have many programs to choose from at the Ross School Tennis Center, including Cardio Tennis with John Graham and Local Weekend Round-Up featuring round-robin matches, followed by wine and cheese. Beginners can master the fundamentals of tennis in Learn + Play with fun-filled integrated drills and match play. Meanwhile, the Pro-Am Doubles League allows advanced players to compete with and against the pros in a competitive, high level and inspiring game.

Private instruction is available for all levels of play. The Tennis Center staff provides a fun and supportive atmosphere that allows for the greatest amount of success. Guests can also rent courts during the weekday, weekend or seasonally; however, these courts are not available while during school hours. Please call (631) 907-5162 for more information or to make reservations.



SPORTIME
Randall’s Island, Syosset, Roslyn, Bethpage, Kings Park, Quogue, Amagansett, Mamaroneck, Lynbrook, Massapequa and Schenectady, N.Y.
(888) NY-TENNIS,
SportimeNY.com
Why does SPORTIME have the best tennis programs in New York?
We have a system—and it works! We have the John McEnroe Tennis Academy at SPORTIME Randall’s Island! And WE ARE SERIOUS!

We have Tennis Kinetics—The accelerated learning method
Tennis Kinetics is SPORTIME’s innovative approach to teaching the sport of tennis. SPORTIME’s teaching method is founded on the belief that the optimum method of learning the hitting skills needed for tennis requires the development of the essential movement skills that relate to them. At SPORTIME, each student learns how to strike the tennis ball as part of a sequence of reactions and movements that begins when his/her opponent strikes the ball. By having students develop and execute the entire sequence for every shot in the game, the learning process is accelerated. In a very short time, SPORTIME students become capable of playing successful points; weaknesses change into strengths and strengths into winning games!

We use the games approach
Traditional teaching methods focus too much on developing tennis skills, and not enough on helping students to apply those skills. At SPORTIME, junior players and adults learn tennis through the experience of playing points and games. Not only do SPORTIME students have a lot more fun, our guided discovery method of teaching empowers our students to problem-solve as they progress. By making sure that our students understand the tactics of the game, while they continue to perfect the technical skills required to execute those tactics, SPORTIME produces fundamentally sound players whose games do not break down under pressure.

We have the best pros
SPORTIME has assembled a staff of top teaching professionals from all over the world. All of our staff professionals are certified by either USTA High Performance, USPTA, PTR, or by their home country’s tennis federations. SPORTIME pros receive extensive continuing education and training, designed to keep our instruction on the cutting edge. SPORTIME directors of tennis roam from court to court to continually analyze lesson dynamics, to evaluate student progress, to supervise the staff and to assure that each and every lesson is up to SPORTIME standards.

We have the best Ten and Under Tennis (TAUT) program for kids ages three through 10
Directed by our TAUT Experts, and following USTA guidelines and best practices, SPORTIME’s TAUT Programs are nationally acclaimed by the USTA. Every TAUT director has been extensively trained by a USTA-certified trainer. TAUT is an exciting new format for learning tennis where the kids get to “play” in their very first lesson. The SPORTIME TAUT program combines aspects of the most successful developmental programs in Europe with those of the USTA. Every SPORTIME TAUT program utilizes specialized equipment, court dimensions and modified scoring tailored to the age and size of the student, to provide the optimum learning environment for our future tennis stars!

We have programs for everyone
►Juniors: From our TAUT developmental programs, which start with toddlers, to our Elite and High Performance programs for nationally-ranked juniors, to SPORTIME’s ultimate opportunity to train with tennis icon Johnny Mac, and the John McEnroe Academy team at Randall’s Island, SPORTIME offers a complete menu of tennis programming for every level of play. For the competitive junior, SPORTIME clubs host over 100 USTA-sanctioned tournaments a year, including TAUT tournaments, as well as ladders, supervised match play programs and USTA Team Tennis competition. SPORTIME works extra hard to make every kid feel special.

►Adults: SPORTIME ‘s Adult Tennis Kinetics program is one the largest adult group lesson programs in the country. For those looking for the ultimate challenge, we offer Adult Elite, modeled after our highly successful Junior Elite programs. Major League Tennis, Cardio Tennis, and our signature “Zone” high-intensity competitive games program are not only great workouts, they are challenging and a lot of fun! Mixed doubles parties, round robin mixers, club tournaments and other special events round out our adult schedule throughout the year. And for those who are always in search of more tennis at their level, the SPORTIME player network offers a comprehensive game arranging service that provides great tennis matches “on demand.”

We offer SPORTIME Tennis Camps
To provide the best tennis camp experience anywhere, our highly successful SUMMER TENNIS CAMPS and School Break/Holiday camps are offered at a SPORTIME club near you. SPORTIME camps utilize our fun and fast-paced training methods, featuring stroke production, competitive games, and tactical training for match play, along with SPORTIME’s tennis-specific conditioning regimens, which prepare our players for the physical, mental and emotional demands of the sport of tennis. SPORTIME campers develop positive self-esteem and laser-like focus, and they have FUN!

Our facilities can’t be beat
Not only does SPORTIME offer 155 hard and soft surface courts, indoors and outdoors, our courts, facilities and club environments have set a new standard of excellence, and we are getting even better. When you are at a SPORTIME club you won’t want to leave! And that also goes for SPORTIME’s great fitness and multi-sport facilities.



USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
12402 Roosevelt Avenue, Flushing, N.Y.
(718) 760-6200, USTA.com

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is the largest public tennis facility in the world. Operated by the USTA for the City of New York, the facility opened in 1978 when the USTA moved the U.S. Open from the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, NY. It is, most certainly, a “Tennis Welcome Center.”

In 1997, the USTA opened Arthur Ashe Stadium as its main stadium and expanded the tennis facilities at the USTA National Tennis Center. The construction increased the number of courts on the grounds from 25 to 45 and saw the acreage more than double to 46.5 acres. In 2006, the USTA renamed the entire facility the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in honor of one of tennis’ finest ambassadors and a product of public courts in her native Long Beach, Calif.

Expansion of the USTA National Tennis Center has increased the number of outdoor courts available for public play to 30. This does not include Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium or the Grandstand. In addition, there are nine indoor courts for public use and that number will increase to 12 with the completion of the new Indoor Tennis Center.

In actuality, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is open to the public seven days a week, 11 months a year, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has a staff of more than 20 USPTA and/or PTR-certified professionals conducting programs, clinics, private lessons, leagues and tournaments year-round. The NTC also supports all USTA Community Tennis and Player Development initiatives.

Other tournaments held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center include the Men's and Women’s College Tennis Invitational (an ITA event) and other ITA college events and conference championships; the Jana Hunsaker Memorial Eastern Wheelchair Championships (an ITF event); the USTA Men's and Women's National Open Indoor Championships and a host of USTA Eastern sectional tournaments for juniors, adults and seniors as well as New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) and New York City Parks Foundation programs for junior and senior players.

The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center professional staff also conducts community tennis programs, including QuickStart tennis for children 10 & under to learn tennis in a fun and dynamic way; USTA Junior Team Tennis for youth match play; USTA League Tennis for competitive, level-of-play competition and an official Cardio Tennis site for on-court heart pumping fitness.

Initiatives for USTA Player Development include an Invitational USTA Competition Training Center for ranked players, Player Development programs for top-ranking juniors residing in the Northeast and a year-round USTA Tournament Training Program for ranked juniors.

In addition, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center hosts events for coaches training and education, including United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) functions, four Certification Training Courses and Developmental Coaches Workshops each year, annual meetings and conventions and at least four Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Teaching Essentials Workshops and Professional Development Workshops.