Diversity and Inclusion
USTA Eastern is a diverse organization which embraces an equitable and inclusive culture. We take an all hands-on-deck approach to promoting the sport, and we solicit contributions from every stakeholder in our section. One of our top priorities is to support the growth of grassroots programming through our work with Community Tennis Associations (CTAs), National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) and USTA Schools Tennis.
Mission Statement: We believe anyone who has a desire to play tennis or grow the game should have an opportunity to do so. Furthermore, we strive to attract and retain individuals within our organization, including our team of staff and volunteers, who foster an environment of equity and inclusion through their unique perspectives, experiences and approaches.
USTA Eastern D&I Recent News and Initiatives
Conkey Cruisers Partnership and Arthur Ashe Legacy Lives Day (See media coverage here and here.)
USTA Eastern has established the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Awareness and Action (IDEAA) Forum with 16 CTAs and NJTLs serving as founding members. The ultimate objective of the Forum is to elevate the level of engagement with the game in diverse communities in the section, and to increase representation and participation at all levels of the sport. Click here to learn more.
USTA Eastern Recent D&I Features and Spotlights
USTA Eastern D&I Resources
Wheelchair Tennis Lesson Plans
We want to help you foster a spirit of diversity and inclusion within your organization. Please contact USTA Eastern Diversity & Inclusion Manager David Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
D&I in the USTA Eastern section: