| By Steven Kaplan
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The headline on another confusing and ambiguous Newsday article on tennis says "US Open considers allowing limited number of fans."

As a reminder, the USTA had previously announced that "every option is on the table", so I don't know how that report of no news is newsworthy; but at least it's consistent.

What I am curious to know is exactly who these fans might be?

Will tickets be sold from a random lottery or just for the exclusive and highly lucrative corporate boxes? Or a limited number of both?

I guess every option is on the table.


Steven Kaplan

Steven Kaplan is the owner and managing director of Bethpage Park Tennis Center, as well as director emeritus of Lacoste Academy for New York City Parks Foundation and executive director and founder of Serve & Return Inc. Steve has coached more than 1,100 nationally-ranked junior players, 16 New York State high school champions, two NCAA Division 1 Singles Champions, and numerous highly-ranked touring professionals. Many of the students Steve has closely mentored have gone to achieve great success as prominent members of the New York financial community, and in other prestigious professions. In 2017, Steve was awarded the Hy Zausner Lifetime Achievement Award by the USTA. He may be reached by e-mail at StevenJKaplan@aol.com.