The USTA seeks to ensure the safety of all participants, and as such, the USTA has expanded and incorporated its criminal background screening policy into Safe Play as a legitimate business necessity to further its mission.
Criminal background screenings have been implemented by the USTA in order to:
i. Ensure a safe, secure and fun environment for participants to compete and continue to develop and enhance their skills.
ii. Provide parents and legal guardians with a sense of security for their children.
iii. Prevent individuals with ill intentions from becoming involved with its programming.
Background screening is designed as a preventative measure. It is not a guarantee against incidents of inappropriate behavior or criminal activity. The USTA encourages parents and legal guardians to play an active role in their child’s development, both on and off the court, to ensure their well-being.