January 1, 2017
1881 – Founding of the U.S. National Lawn Tennis Association. A small group of men from northeastern clubs, where most lawn tennis was played, form an association to promote the standardization of the rules and regulations for lawn tennis throughout the United States. The USNTLA was created at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in Manhattan. Its first headquarters was in the Equitable Building at 120 Broadway, where it remained for 84 years.
1881 – The first U.S. National Singles Championship for men, the precursor to the modern-day US Open, is held at The Casino in Newport, R.I.
1887 – The Philadelphia Cricket Club in Pennsylvania hosts the women's singles championships for the first time. Also in 1887, the Orange Tennis Club in Mountain Station, N.J. hosts the men's doubles competition.
1917 – Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, Mass. ADVERTISEMENT hosts its first U.S. National Championship men's doubles event. It would go on to also host women's doubles and mixed doubles until 1941.
1921 – Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, Pa., plays host to the men's singles championship for the first time.
1923 – The USLTA capitalizes a new stadium at the West Side Tennis club in Forest Hills, N.Y. The West Side Tennis Club serves as the primary residence for the U.S. Championships until 1978.
1966 – The USTA headquarters move from 120 Broadway in Manhattan, N.Y., to 51 East 42nd St.
1978 – The US Open moves to its new location, under President Slew Hester’s leadership, at Flushing Meadows in Queens, N.Y.
1986 – The USTA headquarters move for a second time in its history, to 1212 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, N.Y.
1993 – On Feb. 1, the USTA headquarters move to its current location at 70 West Red Oak Lane in White Plains, N.Y.
1997 – Arthur Ashe Stadium is completed at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. The stadium is the largest tennis-specific stadium on the world, seating 23,200.
2006 – The US Open changes the name of its site to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in honor of the tennis legend and ambassador, a product of America’s public parks.
2017 – The USTA National Campus iat Lake Nona n Orlando, Fla., is unveiled. Billed as the new Home of American Tennis, the National Campus houses the USTA’s Community Tennis and Player Development operations and features 100 courts built over 64 acres.