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US Open Art Courts

US Open Art Courts

Over the last 50 years, the US Open has served as a canvas for racquet-wielding artists at the highest level of tennis. In the build-up to this year’s tournament, five professional artists will try their hands on court, trading racquets for paint brushes as they help to restore five public facilities across the country.

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Public Courts: Building Champions

They are, in effect, communities within communities. They’re competitive communities, raw, merit-based battlegrounds, places where you’d better be ready to take on anyone, from that older man with the diabolical drop shot to another kid who’s also craving more court time. These are America’s public courts, the training ground for the vast majority of great American tennis players for well over 100 years.

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About the NJTL network

About the NJTL network

The National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network features more than 350 nonprofit youth development organizations that offer free or low-cost tennis and education programming to more than 200,000 under-resourced youth each year.

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Art Courts Chicago
US Open Art Courts x Chase: Chicago

US Open Art Courts x Chase: Chicago

Here is a look at ACE, an NJTL based in the Chicago area, where artist Justus Roe will paint the courts at Cooper Park starting on June 15.

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Getting to Know: Chicago artist Justus Roe

Getting to Know: Chicago artist Justus Roe

Artist Justus Roe will be transforming the public courts of Chicago’s Ivanhoe Park, home of The Ace Project, a USTA NJTL, into an immersive art experience. USOpen.org caught up with Roe to discuss why he got involved in the Art Courts project, the inspiration for his painting and much more.

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Art Courts LA
US Open Art Courts: Los Angeles

US Open Art Courts: Los Angeles

Here is a look at the Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program, an NTJL in Los Angeles, where artist Charlie Edmiston will paint four public courts at Harvard Tennis Park on May 19.

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Getting to Know: LA artist Charlie Edmiston

Getting to Know: LA artist Charlie Edmiston

Artist Charlie Edmiston will be transforming the public courts of the Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program, a USTA NJTL, into an immersive art experience. USOpen.org caught up with Edmiston and learned why he wanted to get involved with the Art Courts project, what he hopes to convey with his painting of the courts, the use of color in his work and more.

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LA Art Courts: Behind the scenes

Check out behind-the-scenes pictures, as artist Charlie Edmiston and 2017 US Open Semifinalist Coco Vandeweghe, along with staff and children from the Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program in Los Angeles, transform the courts into immersive art pieces.

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Art Courts unveiled in Los Angeles

Check out the unveiling of the #USOpenArtCourtsxChase, painted by artist Charlie Edmiston, at the Harvard Tennis Park in Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Art Courts reveal

On Thursday, May 31, the Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program in Los Angeles unveiled its recently transformed tennis courts, designed by artist Charlie Edmiston.

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Art Courts Miami

Miami Art Courts Inspire Community

Kiik Create, the artistic duo of Manoela del Pilar Nadal and David Gray Edgerton, transformed two of First Serve Miami’s courts into an immersive art experience for the children and the community.

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US Open Art Courts: Miami

US Open Art Courts: Miami

Here is a look at the NJTL First Serve Miami, where artistic duo Kiik Create will make the public courts at Norman Jean Reach Park in Miami, Fla., their canvas on April 7 and 8.

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About First Serve Miami

About First Serve Miami

The mission of First Serve Miami, a USTA Foundation National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapter, is to develop, organize and conduct life skills and academic development programs with tennis to underserved youth from Miami-Dade communities. First Serve Miami seeks boys and girls from all races, ages and ethnic backgrounds to participate in their Youth Skills Development Programs.

#itsallaboutthekids

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About Artists Kiik Create

Kiik Create is the collaboration of Manoela del Pilar Madera Nadal and David Gray Edgerton. The world of KiiK Create is populated with brightly colored abstract compositions and pops of color and pattern. Through multi-disciplinary works, the duo explore themes of duality, connection, cycles, transformation, portals and parallel universes. 

For the #USOpenArtCourtsxChase campaign, Manoela and David found inspiration in hearts representing the love for tennis and the infinity symbol conveying the infinite future of the US Open to inspire generations to join the sport.

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Q&A with KiiK Create

Q&A with KiiK Create

KiiK Create, the artistic duo of Maneola del Pilar Madera Nadal and David Gray Edgerton, recently transformed the public courts at First Serve Miami, a USTA NJTL, into an immersive art experience. USOpen.org caught up with the pair to discuss their art, inspiration and how tennis has influenced their creation.

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