From August 29 through September 11, the world's best tennis players will converge at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY, for the 2011 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament. The event is without question the most anticipated tennis event on U.S. soil, with thousands of fans attending it every year. If you are planning on getting U.S. Open tickets this year, here are some of the great things you have to look forward to.
Inside the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
Tennis Hall of Fame Gallery
Each year, the International Hall of Fame & Museum creates a special exhibit for all the visitors to the U.S. Open, and the 2011 exhibit is titled "Serving Their Countries: Tennis and War." The official U.S. Open website describes the exhibit like this: "War has always been an integral part of civilization. From the earliest days, war between nations has greatly impacted how we live as a society. For more than a century, sports and war have intersected on and off the playing field. Baseball, football, golf and basketball have, at some point, been intertwined with the war effort. Tennis is no exception."
The Hall of Fame gallery is great for tennis fans who like to look, but the SmashZone is perfect for those of us that like to do. SmashZone is an interactive exhibit for fans to test their tennis skills. People can record their own version of a previous U.S. Open championship point or test the speed of their serve. If you have kids, this will be the highlight of the event.