Safe PlayTM

The USTA is committed to making every tennis experience a safe and memorable one.

Tennis is for everyone.

To ensure a safe environment, the USTA has developed the Safe PlayTM program.

What is Safe PlayTM?

The USTA is committed to promoting safe and respectful environments for athletes to thrive in. Safe PlayTM is the comprehensive athlete safety program consisting of education, screening, reporting tools and policies for appropriate conduct in tennis. The USTA works with the U.S. Center for SafeSport and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee to develop Safe PlayTM policies, procedures and educational resources to support the program.

All USTA employees are required to complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s SafeSport training on an annual basis. The SafeSport training arms employees with the information on how to identify and prevent misconduct, as well as how to report it. View the list of SafeSport Trained USTA-employees.

Adults who have regular contact with or authority over a minor athlete in USTA programs, events, or tournaments must be in compliance with Safe PlayTM.  This includes background screens and education about preventing misconduct in sport for the following groups:

  • USTA Staff

  • USTA Certified Officials

  • Independent contractors falling within the definition of a Participant

  • Volunteer coaches for USTA Junior Team Tennis

  • All Net Generation tennis providers

  • Pro Circuit Tournament Directors

  • USTA Junior Sanctioned Tournament Directors

  • USTA Board of Directors

  • USTA staff tennis professionals

  • Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day Volunteers

  • US Open Volunteers

  • USTA National Campus Ambassadors

  • Davis Cup and Fed Cup Volunteers

  • Anti-Doping Chaperones during the US Open

  • USTA National Tennis Center Incorporated tennis professional staff

The Safe PlayTM Approval process consists of the following two-step process:


Step 1

Read and acknowledge the USTA Safe PlayTM Policy 

Complete education from the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

Step 2

Complete your background screen application.

Find Safe PlayTM Approved Providers

Search our list of over 22,000 Safe PlayTM approved coaches, trainers, umpires and more.