Field Trips & Other Visits

School Field Trips, Facility Tours, and More

The NTC offers visits to our facility for schools, businesses, and other organizations. Your visit may include:

  • EXCITING on-court tennis instruction and game play by our pro teaching staff, along with other fun tennis-themed activities.

  • When possible, a tour of the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean National Tennis Center (all locations are subject to availability)

  • The opportunity to take memorable photographs.

  • For students, a video presentation detailing the history of the sport of Tennis and highlights of the US Open.

Interested in booking a visit? Please submit your trip request form here with your preferred dates, needs, and headcount.

PACES

P.A.C.E.S stands for "Program for Alternative Classroom Experience for Students". This program is offered to all public and private schools and organizations. The program allows visitors to learn about the sport of tennis through both an on-court and in-classroom experience. As a bonus, visitors also have the opportunity to see the home of the U.S. Open (tours are subject to availability).

Please see below if you are interested in signing up for a field trip through our PACES program.

Facility Tours

We offer tours 11 months out of the year. We cannot accommodate tour requests during the U.S. Open and its setup period. Guests are not permitted to walk the grounds by themselves due to safety reasons. Tours are scheduled Monday through Friday mornings only. Tours last approximately 60-90 minutes and cost $30.00 (USD) for adults (16+) and $15.00 (USD) for children (5-15). Payment must be made in advance via credit card over the phone to secure your reservation.

Corporate Outings

We offer dynamic, interactive, and productive team building sessions to your organization. This unique and highly engaging activity consists of the following:

  • A “Behind the Scenes” tour of the National Tennis Center and Arthur Ashe Stadium

  • An hour of on court team building tennis activities facilitated by our own nationally certified tennis teaching professionals.

  • A debriefing session and/or lunch hour

COST: $30/person (minimum of 20 participants)

PACES Forms & Other Information

Tours Forms & Other Information

Corporate Events Forms & Other Information

Want to see the grounds? Click to learn more.

Q: How can I schedule a tour?

A: Please send an email to ntcprograms@usta.com with your available dates, and the number of adults (16+) and children (5-15) attending.


Q: Can I take pictures on my tour?

A: Photographs are permitted on the grounds and on center court of Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong, and Grandstand Stadiums. Photographs are not permitted in the interior of Arthur Ashe Stadium, including hallways, locker rooms, Interview Room, Player Operations area, etc. Your tour guide will inform you when you can and cannot take photographs.


Q: What documents must I complete prior to the tour?

A: A Tour Waiver form will be completed when you arrive at the NTC. You must also present a government issued photo ID at the time of check-in.


Q: Where do I go when I arrive at the center?

A: On arrival, come to the front desk in the lobby of the Chase/Indoor Training Center, which is adjacent to Parking Lot B (free parking available). Need directions? Click here.


Q: What can/can’t I bring with me on the tour?

A: We recommend bringing a water bottle and weather-appropriate clothing. You may bring along a single compartment drawstring bag. No backpacks, briefcases, luggage, bicycles, or other personal items allowed. Personal bags must not be larger than 12”W x 12”H x 16”L. We do not offer bag/personal item storage on the Grounds.


Q: Is there a place to purchase souvenirs?

A: Visit our on-site pro shop.

NTC Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions: (Revised Aug. 2022)

Sessions: The NTC offers four (4) seasonal sessions for tennis programs year-round. These include Fall (Sept. - Jan.); Winter (Jan. - April); Spring (April - June); and Summer/Camp (June - Aug.)

Cancellation Policy: All program cancellations must be submitted in writing NTCprograms@usta.com and received by the Programs Office at least 30 days prior to the start date of each session (NOT the first date of an individual's weekly program) in order to be considered for a refund/credit. There will be no refunds/credits after the 30-day advance deadline date, or after the session start date. All individual program cancellations or changes will incur a $100 administrative fee per player per class/per camp-week. Checks returned by the bank will incur a $30 fee and must be replaced with cash or money order.

Make-up Policy for Programs: Please note that we do not offer makeups for missed classes. We do not offer makeups, credits, refunds, carryovers, for no-shows, same day cancellations or missed classes. Students who have notified us at least 24 hours in advance may be eligible to participate (provided space is available) in one (1) clinic to be held based on scheduling availability in lieu of missed class. To qualify to be registered for this one (1) clinic per session, the notice of a student’s absence must be recorded by completing the appropriate form found here at least 24 hours in advance of the absence. Clinic dates are posted on session flyers and online at NTC.USTA.com.

Make-up Policy for Camps: No make ups for any missed portion, days or weeks for summer camp.

Disclaimer for Teaching Programs Enrollment: Participant recognizes the importance of following teachers and coaches instructions regarding training and other USTA NTC rules, and agrees to obey such instructions. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to, or eject, any person whose conduct is deemed by Management to be disorderly, who uses vulgar or abusive language, or who fails to comply with the rules, terms, and conditions applicable to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center facilities. Court locations and Teaching Pro staff assignments may and will vary during session. Terms and conditions are subject to change at Management's discretion without advanced/prior written notice.

Class/Court Schedules: Classes may be held in the Indoor Training Center on the Hard Courts, or outside on the Field Courts, weather permitting. Court locations and Pro Staff assignments may and will vary during session. Minimum of three (3) students required to start a class.

Waiver: In consideration of his/her participation in a USTA NTC program, Participant hereby acknowledges and knowingly and voluntarily assumes any and all risks of personal injury or property damages which might be associated with tennis, sports conditioning and fitness-related activities. Participant certifies he/she is in good physical condition, sufficient to use the facilities and participate in the program. Participant, on behalf of him/herself, his/her heirs and anyone acting on Participant's behalf, releases, discharges and holds harmless the USTA NTC, USTA, City of New York and their respective officers, directors, employees and representatives (collectively, Releasees) from and against any and all claims arising, directly or indirectly, in connection with Participant's participation in the program or any event related thereto from any cause whatsoever, regardless of whether caused by the negligence of the Releasees (the Released Claims). Participant, on behalf of him/herself, his/her heirs and anyone acting on Participant's behalf, covenants and agrees not to bring or be a party to any legal action or claim against the Releasees from any reason based on any of the Released Claims.

Other: Participant understands that certain USTA NTC programs may involve field trips away from the NTC throughout the duration of the program and that Participant may participate in such field trips. Participant also understands that Participant may revoke permission for a specific trip by written notice that is to be hand delivered to the NTC’s Director of Tennis at least one day prior to the trip.

Participant hereby authorizes any medical assistance or treatment deemed necessary in the event of any injury to Participant while participating in any activity. Participant has appropriate insurance, or, if not, Participant agrees to pay all costs of medical services incurred on his or her behalf.

Participant agrees that USTA NTC and its designees may use Participant's name, voice, photographs, likenesses, biographies, testimonials and statements, and other identification for any purpose relating to USTA NTC activities and advertising and publicizing the USTA NTC and its products and services. Summer camp field trips must be registered on separate registration form and signed by parent and/or legal guardian. Seasonal camps: please refer to the cancellation policy that is listed on the appropriate seasonal camp flyer.

Revised 5-2022

Participants in USTA NTC Junior Summer Camp programs also will be required to sign a separate Consent and Waiver Form.

Code of Conduct:

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

  2. All players for on-court play must be checked in at front desk prior to play.

  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 in the facility.

  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. Cancellation of court time must be made 48 hours prior to reservation 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 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.

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