The USTA Training Center - East is located at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing, N.Y., one of the largest public tennis facilities 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.
The Training Center-East (TCE) opened its doors on Jan. 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 transitional program (all home schooling must be arranged separately by the interested parties), and on Feb. 11, 2013, we introduced a new after-school Feeder Program.
Both programs fall under the TCE umbrella. We are interested in serious athletes with the desire and potential to become professional tennis players. Generally, we hold two open tryouts annually, each May and November, with applications posted in April and October, respectively.
The programs are considered year-round but are broken down into sessions based on the NTC Programs calendar with additional summer camp hours offered from late June through August.
You should consider attending tryouts if you are interested in the following:
· Training at TCE's developmental feeder program
2014 Tryout Schedule
The online application period for our Saturday, Nov. 15, tryout has closed.
Players selected during this tryout will be offered to begin the program on Jan. 5, 2015, after several callbacks.
No walk-ins will be accepted during the tryout. Confirmation emails with tryout times will be sent out to all applicants by Thursday, Nov. 13. Tryout times are generally between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with individual slots lasting no more than 60 minutes. If a student is considered for the program, he/she should expect to be called back in several times over the following months before any formal offer into the program will be made.
Training Center - East consists of an on-court and off-court training with our national coaches and strength and conditioning team. Our program is built from the base with the Feeder Program for players 9-13 years of age, with the intention of having the students graduate and progress into the transitional program, which is an all-day program designed to work with young aspiring players with Top 100 potential.