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  • Supplier Diversity, one of the USTA's focus areas for the diversity and inclusion strategic plan is the policy of the USTA to ensure that opportunities to participate in the bidding and procurement process are provided to certified diverse-owned businesses. Read More
  • Everyone can play the sport of tennis, with the appropriate equipment. People of any age, environment, condition or disability are invited to enjoy the game. Read More
  • Strategic Partners, one of the focus areas of the USTA's diversity and inclusion strategic plan amplify our commitment to D&I and strengthen our strategies. They support us in connecting to the diverse communities we’re trying to engage in the sport of tennis. Read More
  • Section/Community Engagement, one of the USTA's focus areas for the diversity and inclusion strategic plan provides grant opportunities to our 17 Sections to support programming. In addition the USTA has created the Multicultural Grants Program. Read More
  • Training and Development, one of the USTA's focus areas for the diversity and inclusion is an integral part of building an inclusive culture at USTA. Read More
  • Human Asset is one of the focus areas for the USTA's Diversity and Inclusion strategic plan. The USTA is committed to enhancing the diversity of our workplace through recruitment, hiring, retention, training and professional development of a diverse group of employees. Read More
  • Image, one of the USTA's focus areas for the diversity and inclusion strategic plan speaks to our focus on ensuring all of outward-facing touchpoints and activations convey that tennis is indeed a sport that welcomes all. Read More
  • Diversity & Inclusion is integral to the USTA mission of promoting and developing the growth of tennis and has been a formal area of focus, with a team in place to lead our efforts. Read More
  • Given each year to a sectional chair or line umpire, the Nicholas E. Powel Award recognizes the importance of officiating at the local level. Read More
  • This award is given to a tennis official who has made a difference in the sport of tennis, given back in a variety of ways, cares about the quality of the game and has earned the respect of other officials beyond on-court ability. Read More
  • As a volunteer-driven organization, the USTA is comprised of a number of committees that work with the association’s staff to ensure we are fulfilling our mission. Read More
  • This award recognizes the program or program leader that has demonstrated continued excellence, dedication and service in tennis for special populations. Read More
  • This award recognizes, high school juniors or seniors, nationally ranked in the top 100 with an un-weighted GPA of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale, who demonstrate that tennis is the Sport of Opportunity for "education and advancement and character development." Read More
  • A directory of all the USTA’s national awards, including descriptions and past winners, for the Junior Awards, Adult Competitive Awards, Umpire Awards, and Organization Awards for clubs, CTAs, and Parks and Recreation. Read More
  • The Bill Talbert Sportsmanship Awards are presented each year by the USTA and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Recipients are selected from nominations received from the 17 USTA sections. Read More
  • The Barbara Williams Service Award honors the late Barbara Williams by recognizing a female volunteer who through her leadership and by her example has encouraged and inspired others to become volunteers and assume leadership roles at the community, section and/or national levels of the United States Tennis Association. Read More
  • This award is given to the USTA organization that best exemplifies service to the community, service to its members through junior and adult programs and service to the game of tennis. Read More
  • The Brad Parks Award was established in 2002. It recognizes outstanding contributions to the game of wheelchair tennis and was named after Brad Parks, a pioneer of wheelchair tennis and the first wheelchair tournament champion, who has been instrumental in the development of wheelchair tennis around the world.  Read More
  • Our Umpire Anti-Discrimination Policy provides that all qualified chair umpires will be afforded equal opportunities to chair men’s and women’s matches regardless of their gender or race. Read More
  • This site (the “Site”) is owned by United States Tennis Association Incorporated (the "USTA") and is operated by and on behalf of the USTA and its affiliated companies, including USTA National Tennis Center Incorporated, USTA Foundation Incorporated, USTA Player Development Incorporated and US Open Series LLC (collectively, the “USTA Family of Companies,” “we” “us” or “our”). This Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about our practices regarding collection, use and disclosure of information that we may collect from and about you. Please be sure to read this entire Privacy Policy before using or submitting information to this Site. Read More
  • Find contact information for USTA Membership, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, USTA National Campus and USTA Player Development. Read More
  • The International Tennis Hall of Fame annually presents the Samuel Hardy Award to a USTA volunteer in recognition of long and outstanding service to the sport of tennis.  Read More
  • Presented annually to the junior boys’ 18s player who, in the opinion of the National Junior and Boys’ Championships Committee, best combines the qualities of outstanding sportsmanship and outstanding tennis ability. Read More
  • Presented annually at the USTA Boys’ 16 National Championships, the Bobby Kaplan Sportsmanship Award is awarded to that boy who best combines sportsmanship and outstanding tennis ability. Read More
  • The USTA Girls’ 18 National Championship Sportsmanship Award is awarded each year at the USTA Girls’ 18 National Championships to the girl who, in the opinion of the committee of judges, exemplifies outstanding sportsmanship, conduct and character. Read More
  • Awarded each year at the USTA Girls’ 16 National Championships to the girl who, in the opinion of the committee of judges, exemplifies outstanding sportsmanship, conduct and character. Read More
  • The International Tennis Hall of Fame annually presents an award to a man and woman who has made notable contributions in the tennis education field. Read More
  • The USTA Tennis Teachers Conference Faculty Emeritus Award was established in 2005 to recognize an individual who has made a significant and long term contribution as a speaker at the annual USTA Tennis Teachers Conference. Read More
  • The USTA Workshop Faculty Member of the Year Award recognizes a trainer that goes above and beyond to train coaches  and to promote tennis through on-court workshops. Read More
  • The award honors individual college student leaders for significant contributions made to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on their respective campus. Read More
  • This award recognizes one male and one female professional tennis player who best demonstrate excellence in sportsmanship throughout the Emirates Airline US Open Series and the US Open Championships. Read More
  • The Gold Slam Award recognizes adult and senior competitive players who have won all of the national championships played in the same division throughout the year. Read More
  • The Super Senior Service Award is given annually to the person who, in the opinion of the Super Senior Tennis board of directors, has made a notable contribution to the promotion of tennis for the 55-and-over USTA-recognized age divisions. Read More
  • Awarded on the basis of the recipient’s willingness, cooperation, and participation, either in play or organizational work for the betterment and furtherance of senior competition. Read More
  • Established in 1999, the President’s Award annually honors an individual who has given unusual and extraordinary service to tennis and generally will be a person not considered for other USTA awards. Read More
  • The Janet Louer National Organizer of the Year Award is presented to an individual who delivers USTA Junior Team Tennis to their community and embodies the true meaning of having a positive impact on children. Read More
  • This award honors Tennis On Campus programs/college club tennis teams for significant contributions made to the USTA Tennis On Campus program on their respective campus. Read More
  • Recognition for a Community Tennis Association (CTA), Park and Recreation Agency or tennis club celebrating 100 years or more. Read More
  • The NJTL Founders Award was established to honor an individual who has promoted the principles of Arthur Ashe and who has made an outstanding contribution to the development and / or sustainability of NJTL. Read More
  • The USTA NJTL Chapter of the Year Award is designed to honor an outstanding USTA NJTL chapter or chapters that have demonstrated continued excellence in recreational tennis. Read More
  • The Volunteer Exceptional Service Award recognizes national committee members who have made exceptional contributions above and beyond expected committee work. Read More
  • Established in 2015 to recognize the many volunteers who have provided leadership and have made significant contributions to the growth and enhancement of USTA Leagues, both in their Section and Nationally. Read More
  • The USTA Community Service Award was established in 1974 to honor persons for outstanding field work in recreational tennis. It was renamed the Eve Kraft USTA Community Service Award in 2001. The award is given for significant contributions by individuals actively involved in tennis development through community tennis associations, parks and recreation departments, schools or community centers. Read More
  • Are you interested in becoming a member of the USTA Board of Directors and/or the USTA Nominating Committee? If so, read more here to find out how to apply for these volunteer positions. Read More
  • The roots of lawn tennis and what is now known as the USTA can be traced to the late 19th century. Learn more about the USTA's history below, including key dates, former names and important locations. Read More
  • The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the USTA, utilizes the combination tennis and education to change the lives of those in need. Read More
  • Browse through the best of the best in American tennis. Our historical lists feature the Top 10 U.S. men and women based on each year's final rankings, dating back to 1885 for the men and 1913 for the women. Read More
  • Spanning from 1980 through the present, this comprehensive list of USTA wheelchair tennis champions includes trophy-winners at the US Open, the USTA national championships, collegiate nationals and more. Read More
  • Spanning from 1916 to the present, this comprehensive list of USTA national junior boys' and girls' champions also includes trophy-winners from the Orange Bowl, Easter Bowl, International Spring Championships and more. Read More
  • Are you interested in learning about online advertising opportunities with the USTA, US Open and US Open Series? Look here to get your business advertised at the US Open. Read More
  • USTA’s effort to reach “all of America” has assembled targeted engagement guides designed to reach out to key segments vital to the growth of tennis across the U.S. Read More
  • The national governing body of the sport, the USTA strives to grow the game at every level. With that responsibility, we have created bylaws, the USTA constitution, and a diversity and inclusion statement. Our bylaws help us maintain our position as governing body of the sport, while also growing the game of tennis. Read More
  • The USTA is proud to support tennis programming to help military service members, veterans and their families reintegrate into their community. Through the sport of tennis, we're proving each and every day that it is possible for our veterans and their families to enjoy a more healthy and fulfilled quality of life in the communities where they live. Read More
  • The USTA is fully committed to its obligations to eliminate harassment in the workplace and (work-related events/contexts). Read More
  • The first step to becoming an official is to contact your sectional chairperson to find out more information about training in your area. Read More
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