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By Alberto Amalfi | @Tennis_Now | Tuesday, September 12, 2024

You don't need to win three rounds of US Open qualifying or hold a high world ranking to earn your place on Arthur Ashe Stadium Court. 

Now, tennis fans, you can secure your spot on the largest Grand Slam stadium in the world—and contribute to a worthy cause in the process.

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All it takes is a dream and some (read: several thousand) dollars.

Charity Buzz is hosting a charity auction to Play on Arthur Ashe Stadium Court with the winning bid going directly to the USTA Foundation.

The charity auction is open now through September 14th.

To place a bid, or learn more, please visit this Play on Arthur Ashe Stadium link.

The winning bid is estimated to be around $8,000 which will buy four players one hour of play on the famed Arthur Ashe Stadium on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

As a former resident of Astoria, Queens, who has had the good fortune to play on the US Open outer courts and indoor courts many, many times (and, truth be told, taken my fair share of thrashings), I can assure you this is truly a dream opportunity for US Open fans. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Additional details of the Arthur Ashe Stadium-USTA Foundation charity auction are here: 

This experience is only valid for Arthur Ashe Stadium Center Court, located at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY. Valid for up to 4 people.

Minor must be accompanied by an adult.

The approximate duration of the experience is 60 minutes.

To be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date and time based on availability.

Blackout dates and times apply.

Playtime is restricted to Monday - Friday, from 10 am - 5 pm, and is not available July, August and September. Tennis attire is required.

Valid for tennis play only.

All participants will be required to sign a waiver and release, as well as adhere to safety protocols. Travel and accommodations are not included.

This experience may not be refunded, transferred, resold, re-auctioned, exchanged or deferred.

The winner and their guests may take a photo.

Photo identification is required.

Admission to the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is subject to security screening and the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA) reserves the right to deny access in its sole and absolute discretion. The winner and their guests shall adhere to all Federal, State, and Local laws, safety protocols, and security measures.

Due to on-going health, safety, and security measures, the preceding is subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the USTA Foundation and/or the USTA. Consult with your tax advisor regarding the tax deductibility of this item given that Goods and Services are associated with this package.

Charitybuzz is the world’s leading impact marketplace for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, exclusive items and unmatched access. Through its premier auction platform, upscale shopping experience, concierge business and sweepstakes program, Charitybuzz has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cause to date.

Charitbuzz says "Each purchase generates charitable impact in partnership with more than 4,500 non-profit organizations, including ACLU, MusiCares, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society." To learn more, please visit

Photo credit: Darren Carroll/USTA/US Open