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Some observations from this year's US Open...

Tennis-Bargains is back from the first week at the US Open 2012 opening weekend!

A few notables US Open 2012 additions and changes we want to highlight for you below. Also, with some US Open insider's guide Part 1 and Part 2 with insights during qualifying week

Court 17 - The "New Grandstand"

Fans Welcome Weekend - Free Close-up Players Practice

  • Got to see Roger Federer, Djokovic, Murray, Ferrer, Raonic, Nalbandian, Tsonga, Del Portro, Tipsarevic, Cilic, Monaco FOR FREE!!
  • Yep, if you came to visit the US Open this past weekend, you got to see practically every male player in the Top 15 from about 20-30 feet away!
  • On the women's side, we were able to see on these courts: Sharapova, Serena Williams, Clisters, Li Na, etc...

Top Food choice this year: Crepes

  • About 3/4 the way down the row of the food court area - these crepes come in different meats (chicken, beef, pork, veggie, etc).
  • Definitely would recommend trying one for about $11 for a relatively healthy yet tasty choice.
  • My favorite, "Le Poulle": The Chicken Crepe ~$11 is one of the best meals on site - good to enjoy when watching a match on the new court 17. Check out this article/review from NY Times.

Thanks to all our fans (both new and old) who are following us!

US Open National Playoffs (Wild Card berth to the US Open)

Ever dream of playing at the US Open in NYC?

Playing under the night lights at Ashe Stadium. Exchanging forehands and backhands against Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, or Novak Djokovic. This year that dream can actually be a reality for any man, woman, boy or girl who is 14 or over in the United States.

Update 6/2 Mid-Atlantic Section:
Here are some of the top players playing at College Park, MD (TCCP) June 2-5, 2012. We also still have some free week-long passes at the TCCP club for those interested.

The 3rd Annual US Open National Playoffs

Unlike the WSOP for Tournament Poker, there is no buy-in for the main draw here. A wild card must be earned at any 1 of 13 Sectional Qualifying Tournaments held at different cities around the country (see below).

The USTA announced that registration for all 13 US Open National Playoffs Sectional Qualifying Tournaments will open on Thursday, March 15. Players age 14 and older can register for singles competition and/or mixed doubles to earn a wild card spot into the main draw.​

Read More Here at

Watching the Playoffs in Person for Free! No Tickets Required!

Can't make it to the US Open this year? Or just want to see the best juniors, amateurs, former pros and unseeded players in the county battle it out in your section?

This just may be the very highest level of free tennis that the public will see live. No tickets are required to watch these matches live. Cheer on your favorite players and see if your local hero makes it all the way to NYC in August! Support USA Tennis and keep the dream alive!

Check out any of these tournaments held near you, from May-July:

DateDivisionCity, StateVenueEntry Close  Register
May 19 - 21MS/WS/MD Scottsdale, Ariz. Scottsdale Ranch Park May 9Southwest
May 26 - 30 MS/WS/MDClearwater, Fla.
Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex 
May 16Florida
June 2 -5MS/WS/MDCollege Park, Md.Tennis Center at College Park
May 23
June 8 - 13MS/WS/MDWest Windsor, N.J.Mercer County Tennis FacilityMay 18Middle States
June 11 - 15 MS/WS/MDClaremont, Calif.The Claremont ClubJune 1Southern California
June 11 - 17MS/WS/MDFlushing, N.Y.USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis CenterJune 1Eastern
June 14 - 17MS/WS/MDWest Haven, Conn.Yale University Tennis CenterJune 4New England
June 18 - 23MS/WS/MDArlington, Texas
Arlington Tennis Center
June 4Texas
June 18 - 24MS/WS/MDSalinas, Calif.Chamisal Tennis ClubJune 8Northern California
June 21 - 25MS/WS/MDMinneapolis, Minn.Baseline Tennis CenterJune 3Northern
June 28 - July 1 MS/WS/MDPrairie Village, Kan.Homestead Country ClubJune 13Missouri Valley
June 30 - July 3MS/WS/MDMason, OhioLindner Family Tennis CenterJune 19Midwest
June 29 - July 3MS/WS/MDAlpharetta, Ga.Windward Lake ClubJune 18Southern

Tennis Center at College Park - Free Trial Pass, Lesson Offer

Complimentary 1-week free membership trial, free lesson at TCCP in June. Less than 19 Free Passes Left!

5200 Paint Branch Parkway
College Park, MD 20740
Telephone: 301-779-8000

Site of the US Open National Playoff (Mid-Atlantic Wild Card) on June 2-5!
Great chance to see some amazing tennis for free here in the DC area!

They also have a terrific summer camp program for kids with 20% off.

Free Trial Membership - Terms and Conditions

  • Valid for first time users of the TCCP facility ONLY
  • Only one individual adult membership per person
  • This exclusive offer from is limited to only the first 25 sign ups

Benefits included with Trial Membership:

  • Free indoor and outdoor court time (must schedule in advance)
  • Participate in one complimentary group clinic

  • Use of the gym and locker room
  • Schedule and purchase lessons at non-member prices

You will be emailed a Free Trial Pass; please print and present it at the front desk. Valid for use on any consecutive seven days between June 1 - June 30!

Tennis Center at College Park Facilities include an exceptional 28 court campus

  • 13 indoor tennis courts (8 hard, 5 Har-Tru clay)
  • 15 outdoor tennis courts (9 hard, 4 Har-Tru clay, 2 red clay)
  • Running track
  • Fitness center/ weight room
  • Clubhouse with retail shop

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