QUEENS, NY — Being a professional tennis player isn’t the only way to spend your summer at this year’s U.S. Open Tennis Championships in Queens.
Teenagers and adults alike can apply to work at this year’s U.S. Open, which will run from Aug. 29 through Sept. 11 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens community groups announced.
Coastal Preservation Network and A Better College Point Civic Association, a pair of northeast Queens groups, and the USTA, are hosting a job fair in College Point Tuesday, but that’s not the only way to apply for one of the sporting jobs.
Those interested can also apply, and learn more about the U.S. Open jobs, by emailing [email protected], the groups said. Resumes can also be sent to the email, according to the groups.
The jobs available at this year’s tennis championship event run the gamut from court attendant, box office worker and front desk representatives.
Another popular role at the event is the position of ball person, though those applications have closed for the 2022 season.
After being closed to spectators in 2020, the tennis tournament welcomed fans back to the courts at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in 2021 with great fanfare — and some logistical challenges.
Getting through security proved difficult for many, and the championship reneged on its anti-vaccine requirement shortly before the event after pressure from the Mayor’s Office and local politicians.
This year, though, in accordance with state guidelines, vaccination is not required, the U.S. Open announced.