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 full-time 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 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.
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
2014 Tryout Schedule
The application period for our Saturday, May 3, tryout is now closed. Players selected during this tryout will be offered to begin the program June 23 during our summer season after several callbacks. Our next anticipated tryout date will be Saturday, Nov. 15; however, please check back a month prior as that is when we will post the application forms (October).
Tryout slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and unfortunately no walk-ins will be accepted during the tryout. Tryout times are generally between the hours of 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., with individual slots lasting no more than 60 minutes. If a student is considered for the program, you should expect them 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 full-time program, which is an all-day program designed to work with transitioning pros with Top 100 potential and professionals. We also work in close collaboration with NTC's Under-10 program.