Us Open Tennis Tickets

Written by James Lyons
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When I lived in New York I had the great fortune of getting my hands on a set of US Open tennis tickets through a great ticket broker. Being a sports fan and a history fan, I understood the significance of the tournament and the value of US Open tennis tickets. There exists such a rich history to these Grand Slam events, a history one can literally feel when you actually see it in person.

The US Open has been around for more than 120 years. The first competition took place in Newport at the Newport Casino, under the title of the US National Singles Championship. Entry was limited to those clubs which were members of the United States National Lawn Tennis Association, and, unfortunately the competitors were all male, competing in both singles and doubles.

A Little Background to Go With Your US Open Tennis Tickets

In 1887, the first US Women's National Singles Championship was held at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. After seven years at Newport, the Championships began to move around the country, with nine different places hosting the event at least once. Buying US Open tennis tickets was a little challenging.

The advent of the open era in 1968 created the US Open as we know it today. Five different competitions were consolidated into one US Open Championships, held at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, Queens, New York. In 1970, the US Open was the first tennis tournament to introduce the tie-breaker system, after F.D. Robbins needed 100 games to defeat Dick Dell. By 1978, the tournament moved to its present home at the hardcourts of the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadow, New York.


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