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IMPORTANT - Waiver and Release Information

Annual Waiver (Applies to players reserving programs & open time court bookings)

Electronic Single Use Daily Waiver (does NOT apply to program registrants & open time court bookings)

All players with court reservations and program registrants must fill out a WAIVER & RELEASE (W & R) prior to on-court play.  All players and guests must present a government issued photo ID upon arrival. 

Outdoor Court Hourly Rate 

Indoor Hard Court Hourly Rates  



*The court rates are effective as of September 15, 2023

*Event bookings subject to admin fee

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The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) is the largest public tennis facility in the world. We are open to the public seven days a week, 11 months of the year, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. The NTC opens daily at 7:00 am and closes at 11:00 pm.

Important Notes

Terms and Conditions

Thank you for reserving an open time court at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center!

FEE: ALL OPEN COURT TIME BOOKINGS ARE FINAL. No credits or refunds once the court has been booked.

The court fee for reservations will be charged in full to the same credit card used to hold the reservation. Only full payment for the value of the court can hold a court reservation. Split payments and alternate methods of payment at the time of check-in are not permitted. 

Court time used beyond the reserved time will be subject to additional charges for the extended court usage.

CHECK-IN: Check-in and payment is required prior to play. Please allow fifteen minutes prior to your scheduled court time for check-in at the front reception desk. All players on the court must have complete profiles and must check in prior to entering the courts. Gov't issued Picture ID is required to be presented at check-in.

COURT ASSIGNMENTS: Front Desk will give court assignments at the time of check-in only.

CANCELLATION: All open court time bookings are final. No credits or refunds once the court has been booked.

INSTRUCTION: Tennis Instruction may only be given by NTC professional staff. No baskets, hoppers, or ball carts are allowed on the court unless being used by NTC professional staff.  Players may only have a maximum of 6 balls on the court.

 Code of Conduct

Please See Important Information Regarding Waiver & Release Above

By reserving tennis court(s), you agree to USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Indoor Training Center Terms and Conditions and Code Of Conduct

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Q: What is the cost of a court booking?

A: Court booking prices vary, depending on the day and/or time of the reservation, as well as if the reservation is for an indoor or outdoor court. Rates for court bookings can be accessed here on our website. NOTE: All court bookings must be paid for in advance of the time you arrive at the NTC. 

ALL OPEN COURT TIME BOOKINGS ARE FINAL. No credits or refunds once the court has been booked.

Q: How do I reserve a court?

A: Reservations for open court time are done online only through the NTC reservation system. You will need to create a NTC profile to book a court if you do not already have one.

Q: When can I reserve a court?

A: Court bookings can be made no more than 48 hours in advance of the reserved date. We do not accept walk-in court reservations.

Q: Can I request a specific court to play on?

A: Court bookings are assigned at the time of check in. Reservations are subject to court availability, therefore we do not offer the option to choose a specific court. Patrons are expected to play on their assigned court.

Q: Can I play on the tournament courts?

A: Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium, Grandstand, and Court 17 are not available selections for standard court bookings. To reserve these courts for use, please contact Venue Rentals

Q: I’m booking a court for myself and some friends. Do my friends have to do anything online?

A: All players on court must have a profile on the NTC website. It is not required for you to specify at the time of booking who will be playing with you on court.

Q: Is there a max number of players on court?

A: Open time reservations can accommodate no more than four (4) players to a court. Additional players will require additional courts.

Q: Do I need to bring a form of ID?

A: Anyone entering the NTC will be required to show a government-issued photo ID when they arrive.

Q: Can I cancel a court booking for a refund? Can I reschedule?

A: We do not issue refunds for court bookings. All court bookings are final.

Q: Can I adjust my reservation at any time?

A: All court bookings are final. There are no adjustments, refunds, or credits once the court is booked. See inclement weather policy below.

Q: What happens in the case of inclement weather?

A: Customers will be refunded for outdoor court bookings if courts are unplayable during periods of inclement weather. The NTC will also reschedule your reservation for another day if the desired date is within 48 hours of the original reservation date. 

Q: Can I extend the duration of my reservation while I am playing?

A: Yes, provided that courts are available. Your card on file that was used to pay for the initial reservation will be charged automatically for the additional time. The use of courts beyond the assigned time will be subject to additional charges to the patron's card on file.

Q: If I arrive at the NTC earlier than expected, can I go on-court earlier too?

A: Patrons can check in 15 minutes prior to the time of arrival, but will only be allowed on court when the reservation start time begins.

Q: Can I bring my outside tennis coach to the facility to practice?

A: No outside instructors are allowed at the NTC. If you would like to book a lesson with one of our on-staff instructors, please see info on Private Lessons.

Q: Can I borrow equipment, such as racquets, if I do not have my own?

A: Our on-site pro shop has demo racquets, as well as a wide selection of shoes, clothing, and other tennis necessities. Learn more on our website.