A few days ago we wrote about options for working with us when traveling to sports related events. With the U.S. tennis Open at the end of August, now is a great time to start planning your vacation to New York. A setting like NYC is perfect for mixing sports travel and a vacation. You can enjoy the Open and spend extra days in the city taking in all New York has to offer. Let’s learn a little bit more about the U.S. open and how it came to be in Queens.
The U.S. Open this year is being held from August 29th through September 11th. It is a hardcourt tournament held today in Flushing Meadows, Queens, New York. It is the modern version of the oldest tennis championship in the world–the U.S. National Championship. Since 1987 it is the 4th and final major comprising the Grand Slam each year. The year starts with the Australian open, French open is second followed by Wimbledon and the U.S. open wraps it up in August.
Originally held August 1881 on grass court at Newport Casino in Newport, Rhode Island, it moved to the west side tennis club in Forest Hills, New York in 1915. With a brief stinting in Philadelphia it moved to Flushing Meadows, Queens in 1978. The last 3 years at West Side were held on clay, so the move to Flushing Meadows brought about the hardcourt days.
Last year over 700,000 people attended the 2 week tournament. Tickets are available in many combinations including day to day, with the most coveted being the mens final on the last day. It is a great time for tennis and sports lovers alike. Seeing tennis at this level will inspire even the least advanced of us to pick up a racquet.
Intersted in traveling to NYC for the U.S. tennis Open? Time to call Ambassador Travel at 920.236.7777