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NTC Alert:

Please note that to facilitate compliance with recent NYC Executive Orders, effective September 17, 2021, all patrons ages 12 and older will be required to show proof of at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to access the Chase Center at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. This includes all NTC open time players, guests, and program participants. This vaccine requirement does not apply to players, guests and program participants utilizing the outdoor tennis courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Please see below for important health and safety protocol information.

Updated Safety Protocols

HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

All patrons ages 12 and older are required to show proof of at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to access the Chase Center at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. This includes all NTC open time players, guests, and program participants. This vaccine requirement does not apply to players, guests and program participants utilizing the outdoor tennis courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Proof of vaccination may be established by:

  • NYC COVID Safe App

  • Excelsior Pass

  • CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)

  • NYC Vaccination Record

  • An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S.

International cards and other state vaccination cards will be accepted (proof of at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved by the US FDA or World Health Organization (WHO) is required).

Patrons ages 18 and older also must present an appropriate ID with proof of vaccination, which must contain the name of the individual and either a photo of the individual or the individual’s date of birth. Examples of acceptable forms of identification include but are not limited to a driver’s license, non-driver government ID card, IDNYC card, passport, or school or work ID card.

All children under 12 are permitted to access the Chase Center because they are not eligible for a vaccine, as long as they are accompanied by an adult who can show proof of vaccination as noted above.


Face Masks:

  • Face masks are required indoors for all individuals, including staff, regardless of vaccination status, except for patrons while actively playing on a court.

  • Individuals who are vaccinated are not required to wear a face mask while outdoors. It is recommended that individuals who are not vaccinated wear a face mask while outdoors, except for patrons while actively playing on a court.


The following additional measures are in place for the health and wellbeing of our patrons and NTC Staff:

  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting of high touch areas.

  • For outdoor court play, outdoor restrooms are available with touchless hand washing stations (located outdoors by Court #7).

  • Indoor bathrooms located on the first floor with touchless faucets and soap dispensers for patrons registered for indoor court play.

  • Hand sanitizer stations located indoors and outdoors throughout the NTC.

  • Reserve your court up to 2 days in advance online prior to arrival; “Drop-ins” are not permitted at this time.

  • All guests and patrons must present a valid Gov’t issued picture ID upon arrival for check in;

  • Locker rooms are temporarily closed – please arrive dressed and ready for play.

  • Leave grounds within 10 minutes of completion of play to comply with staggered start times for social distancing.

  • Spectator capacity is limited indoors at this time.

  • Patrons are responsible for managing their own equipment.

  • Patrons must supply their own towels.

  • Aside from tennis bags, no other equipment will be allowed on site, to include coolers, ball hoppers, etc.

  • Due to reduced on-site capacity, and to maintain social distancing, a maximum of one guardian per child will be permitted at this time.


Anyone refusing to comply with these health and safety measures will be required to leave the NTC.

Health and safety measures are subject to change without notice.


Have fun on the Courts!


Revised 9/2021

Waiver and Release

On a daily basis, on each day prior to arrival, EVERYONE who is permitted to enter must complete a new Waiver and Release.

Program participants, lessons students and Open Time rentals

  • ADULTS 18 and older - A daily waiver for yourself is needed.

  • JUNIORS under 18 - Your parents must complete a waiver with their email, and both their name as the adult and YOUR name as the minor on the waiver for you to enter.

One chaperone is permitted per family for junior program participants, must also complete a separate waiver daily for themselves and also present a gov’t issued picture ID to gain entry.

No spectators or guests are permitted on site at this time.