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USTA Eastern Diversity and Inclusion 

October 24, 2023


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 Statement on Black Lives Matter

 

USTA Eastern D&I Recent News and Initiatives

2023 USTA Eastern Adaptive Sectional Championships

Include-All: Katrina Campbell

Include-All: Joe Ceriello

Growing the Game with Love Serving Autism

Althea Gibson Scholarship Recipient: Jude Killikelly

Tennis Stories Podcast

2022 USTA Eastern Adaptive Sectional Championships

2022 USTA Foundation Donald Lawson Tisdel Scholarship Recipients

USTA + Jack and Jill of America Partnership

USTA Eastern Wheelchair & Adaptive Tennis Symposium

March 2022: Free Tennis Lessons in Brooklyn

USTA Eastern's From New to Now Video Series

Remembering Mayor David Dinkins

USTA Foundation 2020 Scholarship Recipients

15-LOVE's 10 BLOCKS Art Project

Puerto Rican Association for Human Development Partnership

Conkey Cruisers Partnership and Arthur Ashe Legacy Lives Day (See media coverage here and here.)

"Find Your Level" Introductory Tennis Events

Baseline to Front Line series celebrating LGBTQ Front Line workers

Remembering Bob Ryland

2019 USTA Eastern Adaptive Sectional Championships (above)

 

IDEAA Forum

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

Tennis Provider Profile: Janet Lefkowitz

Athlete Spotlight: Marnie Perez Ochoa

Athlete Spotlight: Nicholas Lee

2022 Hall of Fame Inductee: Billy Davis

2022 Hall of Fame Inductee: Bob Davis

Pride & Papi Tennis

Athlete Spotlight: Tom Adimari

"Tennis Saved My Life"

2021 Hall of Fame Inductee: Dale Caldwell

2021 Hall of Fame Inductee: Billie Jean King & Ilana Kloss

2021 Hall of Fame Inductee: Emily Moore

 

USTA Eastern D&I Resources

USTA Eastern Diversity & Inclusion Grants

National Diversity & Inclusion Grants

Diversity & Inclusion Engagement Guides

Adaptive Tennis Programs by State

 

Wheelchair Tennis Lesson Plans

Green Ball Wheelchair Tennis Community Practice and Play Plans

Green Ball Wheelchair Tennis Coach's Curriculum

Orange Ball Wheelchair Tennis Community Practice and Play Plans

Orange Ball Wheelchair Tennis Coach's Curriculum

Red Ball Wheelchair Tennis Community Practice and Play Plans

Red Ball Wheelchair Tennis Coach's Curriculum

 

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 williams@eastern.usta.com to learn more.

 

D&I in the USTA Eastern section:

 

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