June 7, 2017
USTA Eastern is committed to providing a positive atmosphere for tennis players across the section. Throughout the year, USTA Eastern will be sanctioning select tournaments as “#KindTennis Tournaments,” where we will have on-site activations to celebrate what it means to be a good sport. These activations include contests asking players to describe what good sportsmanship means to them, fun photo opportunities, giveaways and prizes. In addition, we’ll have #KindTennis ambassadors at these designated tournaments who will identify and reward good sports. Check back in to this page for updates, recognition and news surrounding this campaign.
#KindTennis US Open Ticket Giveaway Contest
What does #KindTennis mean to you? Post a photo with a competitor who you think is a good sport for your chance to win two US Open tickets. Post on social media (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) using #KindTennis to share your story about why you’ve nominated this person. USTA Eastern will select the competitors who we feel demonstrate the best example of good sportsmanship.
For complete contest rules click here.
USTA Junior Player Promise
I recognize that tennis is a sport that places the responsibility for fair play on me. I promise to abide by the rules of the game, which require me to give the benefit of the doubt to my opponent. At all times I shall strive to compete with the true spirit of sportsmanship, recognizing that my behavior on the court is a direct reflection of my character. Whether this match ends with my victory or defeat, I promise to conduct myself in a way that honors my opponent(s), my team, those who support me, and the game of tennis.