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.
Training Center-East (TCE) opened its doors on Jan. 13, 2010, for high performance tennis players. Our goal is to work with top American juniors and their primary 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 an 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, toward the end of April and November, with applications posted in late March 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.
2015 Feeder Tryout Schedule
Our next scheduled tryout is set for Saturday, April 25, 2015, for players born in the birth years 2003-07. An online application for this tryout is now available through Monday, April 20 - click here to access.
No walk-ins will be accepted during the tryout. Prior to the tryout, confirmation emails with times will be sent out to all applicants by Thursday, April 23. Tryout time blocks are generally between the hours of 9 a.m. to 2 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. Players selected during this tryout will be offered to begin the program on June 22, 2015, after several callbacks.
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.