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IMPORTANT - Waiver and Release Information

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

  • All players with NTC profiles are required sign the Annual Waiver in order to complete registration for programs and/or court bookings.

    • ADULTS 18 and older - Must complete the waiver for themselves.

    • JUNIORS under 18 - Only the primary account holder can sign the waiver on behalf of the junior player.

  • If you have NOT signed the waiver and release in the past 12 months, you will be prompted to do so upon logging in to your NTC profile.

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

  • Applies to tournament players and single day event participants that do not have NTC profiles.

    • ADULTS 18 and older - Must complete the daily waiver for themselves.

    • JUNIORS under 18 - A parent or legal guardian must complete a daily waiver containing the names of both the child and parent/guardian.

  • Once completed, you will receive an email confirmation. This must be presented to our front desk staff upon arrival with your government issued photo ID.

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.


Play At the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

Outdoor Court Hourly Rate

  • 7:00 AM -11:00 PM: $38 (All-day rate)

Indoor Hard Court Hourly Rates

Monday-Friday

  • 7:00 AM - 8:00AM: $38 (Non-prime time)

  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM: $48 (Non-prime time)

  • 3:00 PM - 10:00PM: $72 (Prime time)

  • 10:00 PM - Close: $48 (Non-prime time)

Saturday-Sunday

  • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM: $48 (Non-prime time)

  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM: $72 (Prime time)

  • 3:00 PM - Close: $48 (Non-prime time)

Interested in Booking a Seasonal Contract Court?

Secure a weekly recurring court reservation!

  • Available year-round, subject to availability.

  • Contract Courts are for play only. On-court instruction is only permitted as an add-on to the contract and may be given only by NTC professional staff through private lessons.

  • Cost is calculated by regular open court time hourly rates

  • We offer full-season contracts (Sep. - July).

  • Mini-season contracts available on limited basis (additional fees apply).

Please submit your request here.

Interested in Renting a Ball Machine?

Rate: $18/hr (incl. tax) in addition to your court fee

  1. Ensure that the machine is available by calling the front desk at (718) 760-6200 Ext. 0 with the time and day of your requested reservation. Note: The time of your court rental must match the time of the ball machine rental.

  2. If ball machine is available, book your court online.

  3. Once booked, please let the front desk know immediately.

  4. Our front desk staff will then reserve the ball machine for you and complete the transaction by charging your card on file.

NTC Holiday Hours

Please check back.

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about when, where, why, and how you can reserve a tennis court for open time.

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 our Private Lessons page.


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.

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.


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

  • Reservations may be made up to 2 days in advance online at NTC.USTA.COM.

  • Court fees are charged at the time of booking.

  • PLEASE REVIEW YOUR CART CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING TO PAYMENT.

  • Court time used beyond booked time will result in additional charges for the extended time on the court.

  • Open-time courts are limited to a max of 4 players per court.

  • A limited amount of indoor spectators, guests, or visitors are permitted on-site at this time.

  • Please review the Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct below.

*The new rates are effective as of September 2022.


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 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 court must have complete profiles and must check in prior to entering courts. Gov't issued Picture ID is required to be presented at check-in.

COURT ASSIGNMENTS: Front Desk will give court assignments at 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 court unless being used by NTC professional staff. Players may only have a maximum of 6 balls on the court.

Code of Conduct

  1. Check-in and payment is required prior to play.

  2. All players on-court must be checked in at front desk to gain access to the site.

  3. A government-issued photo ID is required BEFORE entering the facility.

  4. All guests issued a Visitor Pass must wear and display it while on site.

  5. Please do not walk on court until designated time of play.

  6. The use of courts beyond the assigned time will be subject to charge.

  7. Court fees are charged at the time of booking. All open court time bookings are final. No credits or refunds once the court has been booked. Court time used beyond booked time will result in additional charges for the extended time on the court. Open-time courts are limited to a max of 4 players per court. A limited number of indoor spectators, guests, or visitors are permitted on-site at this time.

  8. NTC reserves the right to cancel court time or program participation for any cause deemed appropriate at the sole discretion of NTC management.

  9. All play is at your own risk.

  10. Use of foul, abusive, offensive or inappropriate language, gestures or other conduct, and any other inappropriate behavior, with or towards other guests, players, and NTC staff will not be tolerated.

  11. Proper court etiquette is expected at all times.

  12. Proper tennis shoes must be worn on court at all times.

  13. No food or beverages (other than water) is permitted on the courts.

  14. Animals (other than service animals) are not permitted in the facility.

  15. Photography or videotaping is not permitted without express written permission from NTC management.

  16. NTC is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged items.

  17. Lockers are for day use only. Items left over night in lockers will be subject to daily removal.

  18. Tennis instruction may be given only by NTC professional staff.

  19. No baskets, hoppers, or carts are allowed on court unless used by NTC professional staff. Players on court may only have a maximum of 6 balls on the court during play.

Please See Important Information Regarding Waiver & Release Above

For additional information please call us at 718-760-6200 ext. 00, or visit us online at www.ntc.usta.com.

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