The 142nd US Open Tennis Championships are almost there! Do you have any plans to participate in the tournament this year? Aside from purchasing your tickets, you may want to do a mini shopping spree to ensure you are prepared with a few items to make the most of your time at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Anyone who’s been to the US Open knows you’ll be walking a lot of and you’ll likely face excessive heat or worse, torrential rain. Make sure you have a few essentials and a convenient but trendy outfit can make all the difference in your experience watching the best tennis players in the world take to the court. Who knows, you might be lucky enough to see it Serena Williams in action ahead of her retirement.
If you’ve ever googled what to bring to the US Open, you’ve come to the right place. Since you can’t take a giant bag into the arena, we’ve put together an awesome list of over a dozen essentials, including a clear backpack, a portable charger, and even an inflatable stadium seat cushion.
How to buy US Open tickets
Haven’t bought your tickets yet? While there are a variety of ways to buy US Open tickets, you can’t go wrong VividSeats.com. The ticket exchange and resale company is reliable, trustworthy and committed to bringing you the best deals available.
How to stream the US Open
Can’t follow the tournament in person this year or don’t have a cable? Fear not, streaming is here.
For the 13th year in a row, ESPN is covering the US Open. So if you don’t have a cable subscription, you can stream their coverage by subscribing ESPN+ ($7 monthly). if you a Hi ($7+ monthly) Subscriber, you can easily add ESPN+ to your existing subscription to see all games. Sling TVThe Orange plan ($35+ monthly) is another great option as it offers ESPN+ and 30+ other channels like Bravo, The History Channel and more.
US Open Tennis Packing Guide
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If you want something bigger, consider this stadium-legal clear mini Backpack.
Protect yourself from harmful UV rays while spending hours in the sun with the Supergoop! PLAY Everyday Lotion with SPF 50. This body and Sun cream for the face has rave reviews and gets the job done.
4. Hydro Flask 24 oz standard mouthwash bottle$32, original price: $40
To reduce dehydration problems, US Open now allows (empty) reusable water bottles within the tennis center, which can be refilled at various refill stations. While we love Hydro Flask for its slim and insulated qualities, if you’re looking for a collapsible option that you can tuck into your small bag after use, you can’t go wrong with the highly rated flask Nefeeko bottle.
Keep germs at bay with this versatile hand sanitizer that easily clips to your keys, fanny pack, or even a belt loop for easy access.
While you’ve probably already thought about bringing a pair sunglassesif you don’t already own a polarized pair – take this as your sign to treat yourself.
7. Allbirds treecreeper$105
Don’t be surprised if you see a huge number of miles accumulated on your iPhone Health app after your day at the Opens. Make sure you’re prepared for the immense amount of walking you’re bound to be doing with a comfortable pair sneakers. You can’t go wrong with the Allbirds Tree Runners.
8th. Anker portable charger$22
Make sure you don’t lose energy by bringing one with you portable charger This will definitely come in handy when trying to locate your family or friends who are low on battery.
9. Aluan mini hand fan$13, original price: $19
Stay cool with this nifty handheld fan which can be easily charged by USB and produces high-speed wind.
If you dread the uncomfortable stadium seats, invest in this inflatable seat cushion, which is on sale for just $20.
If you go to a night session, chances are it will get a bit chilly in the stadium after the sun goes down. This versatile UPF 50+ scarf is great during the day for coverage and warmth at night.
12. Adidas Superlite Performance Visor$15, original price: $20
Make sure you don’t leave the house without a hat or visor. This Adidas pick is simple, trendy and currently available for $5 less than normal.
13. CeroPro rain ponchos 10-pack$10
While we certainly hope for the best on your day at the Open, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Throw a poncho in your bag in case you get stuck in the rain, you’ll thank us later.
14 Tile Mate Bluetooth tracker$20, original price: $25
While we certainly hope you don’t lose your belongings, things do happen. Put your peace of mind with the Bluetooth tracker Tile Mate.
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