Get 5% cash back in Q3 at US Open and Ticketmaster

How to get 5% back using the Chase Freedom + Flex Cards

A no-brainer deal if you plan to attend the US Open or plan to buy Ticketmaster tickets this summer.


Deal is Back for 2023! Valid for Ticketmaster, US Open, and Gas Stations.
With inflation going up, I found one easy way to get 5% back on tennis tickets this Summer.

https://www.chasebonus.com/

Earn 5% cash back at Ticketmaster and US Open purchases with Chase Freedom and Freedom Flex.

Activate the special quarterly bonus online by 9/14 and purchase tickets using your Chase Flex card.

New Cardholder Tip: get up to 40% back below.

Earn up to $1500 back per year!
This special bonus reward period is valid only from 7/1 - 9/30


American Express cards are offering $10 OFF $100 at the US Open (YMMV)

Please check your specific card offers to activate it (or do so at an Amex booth at the US Open where you get the radios).

Works for buying any US Open Series Tennis Tickets!
Save money and watch more US Open series tennis.


Get 5% cash back at Ticketmaster if checking out with the Chase Freedom or Freedom Flex Card.

Need a Chase Flex card? Earn the $200 bonus if you hurry!

If you plan to be at the US Open, plan to apply for a new one soon!
It can take 1-2 weeks to ship a new card before you can use it. Please plan ahead to time this deal with your future purchase.
July thru September - both US Open and Ticketmaster are eligible merchants.
They count as part of the new Chase 5% cashback category for "Live Entertainment"



Sign-Up Bonus: earn a $200 Sign-Up Bonus* with No Annual Fee

Chase Freedom Flex is the second card selection.
  • Earn a $200 bonus after you spend $500 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.

  • Plus, earn 5% cash back on gas station purchases on up to $6,000 spent in the first year.
*This product is available to you if you don't have this card already. Or if you have not received a new cardmember bonus for this card in the past 24 months.


Note: we will also receive a reward from Chase as your official referral friend for informing you about this deal.


Steps to Maximize Savings to possibly get over 40% OFF

  1. Apply for a new Chase Freedom Flex card
  2. Activate the category bonus before September 14
  3. Use the Flex card to buy US Open Tickets to get 5% back by September 30
  4. After spending $500 in the first 3 months, get an additional $200 back!

Save even more with gas purchases!
With gas purchases, you will also get a 5% cash back gas station offer for up to $6000 spent the first year. This stacks on top of the 5% quarterly bonus for ~9-10% back in total.

Since gas is so pricey right now, this is a good bargain even if you don't use it to save for tennis.

Plan Ahead to get approved and have your card sent by mail
The online signup process is quick and easy. If you call up Chase after being approved, you can request an expedited delivery to speed up the mailing.

Unfortunately, you need the card physically before you can start using it. My experience is that it takes 1-2 weeks for them to mail you the card, after getting approved. This is true even if you drive to apply at a Chase bank. Also, you generally must have a credit score above 690 to have a good chance of being approved.

Best Chase Points Redemption Value = Travel with Chase Sapphire
With the 5% back, redeeming the bonus for travel and getting even better value on select airlines and hotels is possible. This is our recommended use to book last-minute flights. For example, flying on United with Chase Points transferred to United Airlines was much cheaper than paying in cash.


Bonus Tip: Access to the Chase Lounge RSVP at the US Open


Register with your email and phone number to create a free account today.

Tennis Super Fan's Review of Rafa Nadal Academy

Road to Rafa | Super-Fan Tour Guide


Rafa Nadal Statue in front of Mallorca's Stadium Court

View the Summer Camp Photos

I have traveled the "Camino of Clay" across Europe to visit Rafa's homeland.
Now I am showing Rafa fans my road map.
Helping every tennis pilgrim find their way.

The King of Clay, all his Crowns, and Rafa fans gather in Mallorca
It was a privilege to visit his hometown and attend his academy both in the USA and Spain
Fans can also watch Tennis on Grass: ATP 250 Mallorca Championships near the end of June!

My Summer in Spain. Visiting the RNA team and their coaches at the Madrid Open.


Barcelona and Mallorca are perfect for young adults!
Highly recommend a Summer in Spain Vacation.

Rafa Nadal Tennis Camps in the USA


Limited Spaces remain for 2024:
Checkout with code "JCTENNIS" for the special deal!
Rafa Nadal Academy camp info

Game, Set, Match: Discover the Health Benefits of Tennis and the Thrill of the US Open

Play Tennis - May you Live Long and Prosper

Roger Federer in NYC

Trevor and Roger + Switzerland Tourism
We want to give every American Tennis Fan (man, woman, and child) a chance to experience NYC and Pro Tennis at the US Open this year!

As a USPTA Teaching Professional for over 15 years - I encourage all my students to go at least once in their lifetime!

Watch a live tennis event in person.



US Open Tennis - Buy, Hold, or Sell? (May - Aug)

  • Picking tickets can be an art.
  • With over 15 years of research, I help get fans into the best seats.
  • I have personally attended dozens of years sitting courtside @ California Tennis
  • Travel like a pro @ JCtennis.com

I have friends in Long Island City, family in Astoria, and business colleagues in Manhattan.


2023 Key Dates

When to Go? Who to See?

  1. Pick your dates (weekend vs weekday)
  2. Book your flight and hotels first!
  3. Attend 2-3 sessions for consecutive days/nights to see most players.

Popular Sessions for US Open Tennis

  • Weekends of Labor Day and Finals
    - Buy early! TicketMaster Exchange (resell)
  • Early rounds (1st week, Mon-Wed)
    - Wait: for the Public Sales near June 5th
  • Mid-Week (2nd-week tickets, some nights)
    - Plan: July/Aug to find the best codes.

Sign up for our US Open newsletter. Get the 2023 codes, promos, and email updates.


Sponsors' Swag with Live Fan Reviews

We preview promotions from US Open sponsors like JP Morgan Chase (exclusive front row seats), American Express (snacks and A/C lounges), and HEAD plus Tennis-Point (discount USTA memberships and promo gifts).

Note: tickets you purchase will also indirectly fund the USTA non-profit organization. They support growing tennis in America through memberships and league events.

Affiliate Commission and Disclaimers

We are an affiliate partner with Ticketmaster, so we must provide a disclaimer that a small percentage of all online sales generate profits for us when made through clicking our links.

  • Affiliate commissions pay for our travel expenses and our ticket giveaways.
  • Our buyers never have to pay anything extra over retail.
  • Pay less using our discount codes.

  • We don't accept any endorsement money.
  • Our opinions are entirely our own and independent of the US Open.
  • Real scoop reviews from "secret shoppers" - we poll public fans in NY and on Facebook.

Turn ticket fees into charity donations.

A portion of every dollar from ticket fees and profits we collect for the US Open will go back to support American Charities as donation dollars. We have been doing it for over 10 years.

Annual contributions are made to places such as:
American Red Cross, Acing Autism, Tennis Plays for Peace (supporting Ukraine), USTA / USPTA, grassroots tennis programs at the Parks & Rec level, and Wounded Warrior / ThankUSA charities.

Enjoy a summer vacation in NYC. American Tennis at the biggest tennis stadium in the World.

For 2 weeks around Labor Day every late August and early September: Tennis is New York City.

Come join the fun at our annual reunion of friends, family, and friends. We will promote free events like the DNCE Concert and Finals Passes for the true NY Fan Experience. Hope you can join us!

US Open Friends and Fans (Facebook Group of US Open fans)

Professional Tennis and Pickleball Lessons Review - TopCourt Deep-Dive

TopCourt: a golden ticket for Tennis Training Videos

TopCourt is the premier tennis streaming service on the market, offering an extensive library of high-quality tennis videos.

Featuring Hollywood-level production and innovative 4K camera action angles.

More than 56 tennis professional players and coaches. All showcasing their favorite drills and plays.

Now featured on Pickleball.com - TopCourt is the e-learning of racket sports.
Growing the global tennis and pickleball communities on multiple platforms. (Android, iOS, web, AppleTV)

Key Features of TopCourt:

  • Hollywood-quality production
  • Innovative 4K camera angles
  • Demonstrations by professional players
  • Access to over 60 professional tennis athletes and coaches
  • The "Netflix of Tennis" – featuring top-ranked players, drills, and documentaries

Perfect Practice by Pros


"Amateurs practice until they get it right.
Pros practice until they can't get it wrong."

Tennis is their livelihood. You witness the skills and trade secrets of their craft. Each player has invested years of their life in mastering their best shots.

Learn the signature shot that each teacher will be best remembered.
If pros could only share one tip with the World, what would that be?



Bruce Lee's method of "fighting without fighting."

Yes - Court time is important. Matches are Important. Practice is Important.
After learning the proper Technique. There is a time and place for mass repetition.

First, the form must be correct.
Then, Perfect practice makes perfect.
Otherwise, bad technique makes you sloppy.

Why not learn from the grand slam champions or a World #1?
They are paid and trained to win at the top levels. Experience counts.

Mirroring proper actions will train the mind.
Avoid risk injury from improper swings or overuse

Even popular YouTube tennis coaches preach these concepts:

  1. Visualization - Imagery training is vital in tennis
  2. Learning by Osmosis - replay only the best examples
  3. Create Mental Snapshots - freeze action at critical points

Willy Wonka and the Golden Ticket - VIP Passes

On Court with TopCourt (filming behind-the-scenes, with a look at taping for Miami and Indian Wells)

In March and October, I took the invite and attended a behind-the-scenes look at the magic that goes into making these high-quality production videos. They offer pickleball VIP events too!

The interviews are the most original and authentic looks at the players. It gives them their true voice to express memories and moments. Shared lunch with Alexander Zverev and Brandon Nakashima between morning and afternoon takes.

You realize these young men are not paid as actors. They are genuine human beings who have a passion for the game. They often surprise you with a clever thought or joke they want to share.
Hearing how they think about tennis will transform and inspire how you play your game.


Better value for your tennis education

  • Train the mind before working on the body.
  • Full access to 56 tennis professionals at $180/year or ~50 cents per day.
  • Hours of content with each player and coach.
  • Before expensive lessons and court fees, learn the basics!
  • Pickleball lessons included, get two for one.

TopCourt is still $15 per month - Typical private tennis lessons cost around $50-85 per hour in the USA. That's very good value, considering you get a year's worth of unlimited access anytime and anywhere. 5% cheaper (if you factor inflation), plus tons more pros with twice the sports than in 2020.

A perfect complement to live coach-led instruction

Yes, private lessons are essential.

If your kid learns faster today with video and YouTube, this is a healthy option that isn't 24x7 TikTok. 

Youtube highlight reels are just eye candy - you need real tennis education.
Taught by pros, demonstrated by people who do it for a living. Not a YouTube celeb.

Inspiring stories are shared by teenagers (Iga Swiatek and Leylah Fernandez).
Both reached their first grand slam a few months after filming. A few genuine and kind words could be all it takes to inspire a young child to work hard at tennis. Hearing someone accomplish such an incredible feat can spark priceless motivation for what is possible.

You get to learn something new from so many teachers. If you are a game fan or student of the sport, it is designed with you in mind. Anyone on YouTube can call themselves a tennis coach these days. How many ATP or WTA championship titles has your coach won?

The annual subscription is a gift of education. A much better souvenir for lasting memories than anything found at the tennis gift shop.


14-Day Free Trial and Offer with CALITENNIS.com

TopCourt with CaliTennis.com has an exclusive 14-day free trial.

Designed for super-fans of the sport, this preview allows full access with all videos instantly unlocked. Prize giveaways are also included for sign-ups.

Allowing you to explore the platform without any financial commitment. You will also receive an email notification two days before the trial expires. Just cancel if you're unsatisfied.


Experience the Presence of Tennis Masters

TopCourt allows you to learn from the best through their words, presence, and body language. Over time, you'll absorb subtle nuances and perfect techniques, bringing your skills to new heights.

Discover What You Can't Get on TV or at Live Events

As part of credential media, I've covered numerous professional events as a tennis coach and photojournalist. TopCourt offers a unique perspective, capturing the relaxed atmosphere and intimate moments that traditional broadcasts and live events often miss.

In conclusion, TopCourt provides an unparalleled platform for tennis and pickleball enthusiasts, offering world-class instruction, exclusive content, and innovative camera angles to bring you closer than ever to the game's top players.



Our Tennis-Bargains Exclusive Preview -
Extended trial link is exclusive for our Tennis-Bargains (and now CaliTennis) fans.


Step-by-step instruction with personal attention

  • Education: Drills, Exercises, and Instructional episodes all in 4K format.
  • Entertainment: Hottest pro players on men's and women's pro tours.
  • Expertise: Tennis concepts guided by tour-level professional players and coaches.
Hollywood production value sets up an All-Star lineup. Each month we get treated to new videos from more than 56 online tennis stars on the ever-growing talent list. New features include the Andriod/iOS mobile apps, webTV sync, and personalized drill recommendations.

Close-Ups Camera Angles

The unique first-person experience makes TopCourt so different and special. It is unlike any TV camera angle. You feel like you're so close on the court that you might get hit by the shots.

 I saw several times when the cameramen did get hit during one of their film operations for special behind-the-scenes peeks in March (Miami) and October (Indian Wells).

The players swing full speed at the rovers and multiple body cameras that are live filming footage on the actual playing surface. The realistic perspectives are unmatched.

Overhead drone footage, courtside camera angles, and personalized commentary from the pro speaking directly to you at home. You feel as if you're the only student taking the private lesson.

3 reasons why fans go attend pro sports events

When attending Tennis Majors like the US Open, I value these 3 experiences above all else:

1) Matches - Watching the Big 5th set Grand Slam match live on the center court.
2) Practices - Seeing the Tennis Pros prepare with their team from the courtside.
3) Emotions - Real human joy. Sharing the thrill of victory with thousands.

Spector sports have been fundamentally changed. We missed all those special moments of exhibition genius and unscripted, off-camera candid insights outside the stadium.

TopCourt allows touring pros to share their favorite tennis drills and retell treasured moments.

TopCourt offers the feeling of a personal conversation.


Pro players are gathered together, then filmed while being mic'd up for one reason - to show you their inner game and key life experiences that shaped them into who they are today. Viewers are offered the perspective of a "fly on the wall," - allowing home viewers to witness those rare moments.

Each tennis player/coach presents you with unique skills and training regimens. The campus of TopCourt is very diverse and cross-generational.

The edits are well done with many enhanced cues (such as the mini-court icon at the bottom revealing where the player and each ball bounce are placed).

You get the benefit of all their combined years of experience on tour, which distills differently with each pro's own style and humor in their teaching role. Front and center for every moment.

Free Pickleball Lessons are now included.

For 2023, it now includes free lessons for pickleball too. Featuring teachers like World #1 Ben Johns and #3 Jessie Irvine. Think of this as the new 2-for-1 racket sports library (more tennis and pickleball videos are coming).

So you can share with family members who want to try Pickle, or can't play active singles - like elderly parents. It's ok; we won't tell anyone if you watch along too!

Seriously, Pickleball

For my tennis students transitioning or recovering from tennis, using pickleball as a fun "mini-tennis" alternative to play with kids or seniors is more fun than I originally expected. I've tried indoors and outdoors with earplugs and without (just kidding!).

As a USPTA coach, I still play 4x tennis a week. But now, I save pickle for the "social" days - or whenever I host a wide mix of ages and skills. Just stay competitive about it so that everyone can enjoy the fun. Try it with food or drinks while relaxed with no pressure to ace someone!

San Diego Open Fan's Guide to the WTA 500

World's Best Female Tennis Players Star in San Diego!

San Diego usually has picture-perfect weather in October. It welcomes fans ready to enjoy more tennis with its warm beach climate. The WTA will showcase most of the World's Top 20 female players.

Use our SeatGeek discount code for tickets, parking, and even MLS Padres Games!

SeatGeek Tickets are up to 40% OFF
using promo code "TENNISBARGAINS"
(New accounts on 1st purchase only)


Who is Playing in the WTA 500 San Diego Open?

  • Coco Gauff leads the field!
  • Ons Jabeur is also playing in solid form.

"Surfin' Swiatek" in Style - San Diego Open's 2022 Championship Team

Congrats to Iga for sealing her win at San Diego Open WTA 500!


Thank you to all the SeatGeek fans who used our promo code. Together with the Tennis United community, we tallied up and doubled our donated amount to Tennis Plays for Peace. Many thanks to all the fans and tennis charities involved! Let's double it again at the next event.



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