Statement from USTA Mid-Atlantic

April 20, 2021

USTA Mid-Atlantic stands with the Black Community in solidarity and in support now and always. 


We embrace and understand the magnitude of emotions that we all are experiencing with the guilty on all counts verdict in the landmark trial today. This sends a clear message on the importance of accountability and signifies progress in the pursuit of social justice. The murder of George Floyd and so many other Black Americans has pushed in the spotlight our country’s history with systemic racism that continues today but has prompted a movement toward a better tomorrow where BIPOC individuals no longer experience racial trauma. This trauma is real and deep; if you have not experienced it personally, someone in our tennis community has.  


USTA Mid-Atlantic will listen, learn and take action against injustice in our community. We are working toward a more equitable tennis community and that starts with us. We are committed to upholding, advocating and promulgating equity and justice and we remain committed as ever to progress. We continue to provide resources and educate ourselves on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Our values drive and advance the work toward our mission to grow the sport of tennis by creating accessible and inclusive opportunities that enrich ALL lives. 


Tennis is a community that is full of love, friendships, heart and passion. Our tennis community can come together and help one another, and those around us to make progress by showing respect, openness and a willingness to listen and learn from one another.

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