DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
January 2, 2017
At the USTA, we celebrate the open format – the idea that anyone from anywhere should be able to play and compete. That’s the driving force behind our Diversity & Inclusion strategy, designed to grow and promote our sport to the next generation – and future generations – of fans, players and volunteers.
And to do that, we are removing barriers and creating opportunities wherever we can so that tennis becomes a true reflection of all of America.
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. We also strive to maintain and promote an inclusive culture in which individual differences are respected and valued as qualities that strengthen our working environment and contribute to our ability to promote and develop the growth of tennis at every level.
For more on job and career opportunities at the USTA, click here.
It 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.* The effective implementation of our supplier diversity policy broadens the USTA’s access to the widest selection of qualified supplier candidates, increases competition in the vendor selection process and demonstrates our resolve to have a positive impact on all communities in which we live, work and play.
To register as a diverse supplier, click here.
As part of the USTA’s effort to reach “all of America,” we have assembled targeted engagement guides designed to reach out to key segments vital to the growth of tennis across the U.S. Click here to see our engagement guides for millennials, wheelchair athletes, African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and the LGBT community.
With your help, we can make sure the game of tennis remains relevant, beloved and, most importantly, open to players now and in the generations to come.
Financial disparity is consistently identified as a significant barrier that prevents multicultural players from getting into the sport. To help boost tennis participation among aspiring multicultural players, the USTA has created the Multicultural Grants Program, which offers grants to programs and individual players. Learn more about these grants.
The Diversity & Inclusion department sponsors an annual internship program at the USTA Headquarters in White Plains, N.Y.; the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.; and the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla.
For more information, click here.
*Diverse-owned businesses are defined as businesses that are 51 percent owned, managed and controlled by women, members of the LGBT community or members of the following minority groups: African-American, Latino American, Asian-Pacific American, Asian-Indian American and Native American.