With the US Open coming up, tennis fans know that this Grand Slam event will be a special time to take in the best that the game has to offer.  Located nearby America’s biggest city, New York, the US Open at Flushing Meadows has tons to offer.  Here are 5 tips so that you can make the most of your upcoming trip!

1.  Watch a match at Arthur Ashe Stadium – This is the monumental battleground of the US Open.  Seating over 22,000 people, this is the largest tennis-only stadium in the world and usually features the biggest matches.  Expect to see tennis stars like Serena Williams and Roger Federer on this court!

Roger Federer US Open 2012

Roger Federer at the 2012 US Open!
Photo Credit: © Marianne Bevis

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2.  Head into the city – New York City has so much to offer beyond just the US Open tennis tournament.  Check out this monumental metropolis and enjoy other activities like watching a play on Broadway, taking a cruise around Manhattan island, or catching a Yankees baseball game!

New York City has endless options. © Diego

New York City has endless options. © Diego

3.  Watch a match at a backcourt with a grounds pass – While Arthur Ashe is the premier match location, hundreds of matches take place each day on the smaller courts.  These games provide a much more intimate setting and will enable you to watch your favorite players up close.  To really watch a professional tennis player from close range is quite the sight!

US Open Ground Passes

US Open Ground Passes starting from $49!

4.  Take care of yourself – Sunscreen, water, hats, umbrellas, and comfortable clothing are essential items to bring to the US Open.  With the last breath of summer weather sure to take its toll on some tennis fans, make sure you are prepared and take good care of yourself.  Be sure to eat healthy as well to keep up energy.

Eating inside Arthur Ashe Stadium

Inside Arthur Ashe stadium, there are food concessions on the main walkways behind the stands.

5.  Catch a night match – The US Open truly comes alive at night!  Don’t rush to get home, because the night tennis matches are often filled with intensity and drama as the lights shine on the players.  Few tennis tournaments enjoy night matches so take this opportunity to watch the special event!

US Open at night

The US Open shines bright at night!
Photo Credit: © Brice Blondel

Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller has enjoyed the sport of tennis for many years.An enthusiast who covers all major sports, he finds tennis to be one of the most pleasant and inspirational games around to watch. He also spends his time as a musician in Los Angeles.
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