The USTA Training Center - East, located at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. 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 US Open from the West Side Tennis Club in nearby Forest Hills.
The NTC is a tennis welcome center for the world.
Training Center - East (TCE) opened its doors on January 13, 2010 for elite tennis players. Our goal is to work with top American juniors and their personal coaches throughout the Northeast. We presently run both a full-time program (all home schooling must be arranged separately by the interested parties) and on February 11, 2013 we will introduce a new after-school Feeder Program.
Both programs fall under the TCE umbrella and we are interested in serious athletes with the desire and potential to become professional tennis players. Generally, we hold two open tryouts annually each January and May, with applications posted in December and April, respectively.
The programs are considered year round but are broken down into four seasons with additional summer camp hours offered to the Feeder Program from June to September.
Details for the next tryouts are below. You should consider attending tryouts if you are interested in the following:
- Training at TCE
- Training at TCE's developmental feeder program
- Training at the NTC's Under 10 program
- Attending Player Development camps at TCE
- Being seen for a Regional Training Center camp
Next scheduled tryout - Sun. May 19, 2013 (Raindate: Sat., May 25)
The application period for May 19 has now passed; if you have applied, please expect your time slot to be assigned to you by Friday, May10. Due to overwhelming interest, we will not be able to accomodate any exceptions and all time slots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.
For the next scheduled tryout we will be looking at students ages 9-13 years old only. All tryouts will take place at the USTA BJK National Tennis Center by appointment only; we will not accept any walkins during our tryouts. Our program includes a full time program at TCE as well as a younger developmental program after school. We are also working in close collaboration with the NTC's Under 10 program. Once you have applied, you will receive a confirmation timeslot via email by end of day Friday, May 10. Our office will not have any additional information on time slots prior to that date.