US Open Tennis Championship Courts

US Open Tennis Courts

In its history of over 121 years, the US Open has been played on a variety of surfaces. These include 3 types, 1) Grass 2) Har-Tru Clay, 3) DecoTurf

The US Open Tennis Courts:

  • The main court is located in the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
  • Court number 2 is located in the Louis Armstrong Stadium.
  • Court number 3 is located in the Grandstand Stadium.
  • All courts are equipped with lighting and infrastructure for live telecast of matches.
  • Since 2005, the US Open tennis courts have been color coded with blue inner courts and green outer courts.
  • The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has 45 courts in all.
  • Out of these, only 15 are used for US Open.
  • DecoTurf is the most popular and recognized surface for tennis courts.

Arthur Ashe Stadium:

  • The Arthur Ashe Stadium, named after a famous African American player Arthur Ashe, is the main stadium of Billy Jean King National Tennis Center.
  • Before Arthur Ashe Stadium was constructed, Louis Armstrong Stadium was the premier stadium of the US open tournament.
  • The Arthur Ashe Stadium has four levels and a seating capacity of above 22, 000.
  • Arthur Ashe Stadium also has 90 luxury suites, 5 restaurants and a two-level players’ lounge.
  • The court at Arthur Ashe Stadium is made of DecoTurf.
Location USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing, Queens, New York
Owner USTA
Capacity 22,547
Surface DecoTurf
Opened 1997
Construction cost $ 254 million
($375 million in 2014 dollars)
Architect Rossetti Architects
US Open

Louis Armstrong Stadium:

  • Louis Armstrong Stadium is the second tennis stadium of the U.S. Open.
  • Louis Armstrong Stadium was named after the famous African American jazz musician, Louis Armstrong .
  • The stadium was built in 1964 and began hosting US Open matches in 1977.
  • Before Arthur Ashe Stadium came into being, the Louis Armstrong Stadium was the main stadium.
  • Louis Armstrong Stadium was originally called “Singer Bowl”.
  • Prior to renovation, the Louis Armstrong Stadium could accommodate 18, 000 people.
  • Currently, Louis Armstrong Stadium holds a seating capacity of 10, 000.
Location USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing, Queens, New York City
Owner USTA
Capacity 10,200 (current)
18,000 (approximate, prior to construction of Arthur Ashe Stadium)
Surface DecoTurf
Opened 1978
US Open

Grandstand Stadium:

  • Grandstand Stadium is the third largest stadium at the Billie Jean National Tennis Center.
  • Grandstand Stadium is attached to the Louis Armstrong Stadium.
  • Grandstand Stadium has a seating capacity of 6,000.


Currently the US open tennis tournament event is held at Flushing Meadows and the games are played on DecoTurf which is a hard surface.

The Properties of Hard Court

  • Hard courts are popular because they are “All Weather Surfaces”.
  • Hard courts are made of concrete or asphalt.
  • The surface of Hard courts is faster than clay and slower than grass.
  • Hard courts do not offer any distinct advantage to any specific kind of player.
  • DecoTurf is an acrylic hardcourt which is harder that synthetic hard courts like Plexicushion.
  • The quality and amount of sand used in the coating material also affects the bounce and speed of the ball.

Top 6 Tennis Players

Novak Djokovic

Rank : 1

Andy Murray

Rank : 2

Milos Raonic

Rank : 4

Kei Nishikori

Rank : 5

Gael Monfils

Rank : 6

Serena Williams

Rank : 2

Simona Halep

Rank : 4