Yeah, that is some 18th birthday pressie! You lucky thing.
Anyways, I can tell you my experience, since I've just been to this year's USO for the 1st time....and it was a fantastic experience. I didn't go with the packages but I'm assuming it works the same way! I got individual tickets, as many as I could get for the 1st week.
As far as I know, as long as you or any of your friends have the ticket for that particular session, you can get in, since it was my hubby who bought my tickets through his credit card, so his name is on the tickets! As well as that, I was fortunate enough to meet a wonderful couple who offered me their spare ticket to get into Ashe for one of Rafa's night sessions (it was my last night there and I didn't have a ticket) so naturally, it was their name that was one that ticket! But they let me in!
All they do, when you go through the main gates, is scan the ticket and the same if it's for a night session in Ashe. There's just way too many people for them to ask each person if they are the name on the ticket and ask for ID! So, you can take any friend, as long as you each have a ticket for that day and that particular session.
The only thing I would check up on though is....if it's your parents who are buying the tickets and through their credit card and I'm presuming you would be picking them up at the 'Will Call For' window....their name would be on the tickets. USO policy is that it must be the credit card holder and who bought the tickets, who must pick them up and produce ID, along with the credit card.
My hubby came with me the 1st day and I was able to get all my tickets for the rest of the week, so that wasn't a prob. You may have to contact them to make sure you're able to pick up your tickets when you get there, if your parents aren't going with you.
Hope that helps. And you really will have a great time.
yeh thanks for all the info actually whats happening is my parents are going to some place near melbourne to renew there wedding vows to celebrate there 20th annerversary. We got some family friends near melbourne so the whole family will be there but they dont like tennis much so just me going to the open and some friends if they are aloud. Anyway that musta been cool for ya to go to the us open especially watching a player like nadal. thanks for ya help