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NTC Alert:

Please note that to facilitate compliance with mandates recently announced by the NYC Mayor’s Office, effective December 14, 2021, all patrons ages 5 to 11 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. Starting January 29, 2022, all patrons ages 5 to 11 will be required to show proof of 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (except for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Furthermore, effective December 27, 2021, all patrons ages 12 and older will be required to show proof of 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (except for the Johnson & Johnson 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. There are no exemptions or exceptions. The foregoing is subject to change.

NTC Weather Alert:

Updated 1/19/22 11:30AM

Due to forecasted weather event for tomorrow Thursday, 1/20/22 the NTC will be delaying the opening to 8AM. Please check back for updates.


Updated Safety Protocols

HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

Effective December 14, 2021, all patrons ages 5 to 11 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. Starting January 29, 2022, all patrons ages 5 to 11 will be required to show proof of 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (except for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine). Furthermore, effective December 27, 2021, all patrons ages 12 and older will be required to show proof of 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine (except for the Johnson & Johnson 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. There are no exemptions or exceptions. The foregoing is subject to change.

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.


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 5 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, weathering permitting, outdoor restrooms will be available with touchless hand washing stations.

  • 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 available.

  • 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 limited number of chaparones/guardians are 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 12/10/2021

Waiver and Release

All players with court reservations and program registrants must fill out a WAIVER & RELEASE (W & R) prior to on-court play. Once completed, the W & R will be valid and held in the profile for 12 months from the date of completion. All players must present a gov't issued picture ID upon arrival.

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.

A limited number of spectators and chaperones are permitted per family for junior program participants. All players and students must complete a separate waiver daily for themselves and also present a gov’t issued picture ID to gain entry.